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Orthopedic surgeon Lionel E. Lazaro, M.D., joins Baptist Health Orthopedic Care

November 7, 2019

Dr. Lazaro HeadshotMIAMI – November 7, 2019 – Orthopedic surgeon and researcher Lionel E. Lazaro, M.D., has joined Baptist Health Medical Group, a network of primary care doctors and specialists who provide high-quality medical care to patients of all ages, as part of Baptist Health Orthopedic Care. Dr. Lazaro specializes in sports medicine, hip preservation, hip arthroscopy and articular cartilage restoration. His clinical practice focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders involving the musculoskeletal system (bone, muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons). He utilizes advanced non-surgical and surgical techniques to treat a variety of injuries and conditions, including sports injuries, musculoskeletal trauma, degenerative diseases and congenital disorders.

Dr. Lazaro earned his medical degree at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara School of Medicine in Jalisco, Mexico and New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY.  He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. His post-doctoral training includes a fellowship in orthopedic surgery research at the Hospital for Special Surgery and a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic (Cedar-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute) in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Lazaro is actively involved on clinical- and laboratory-based research projects that aim to improve the understanding of the vascular contribution to bone and soft tissue using quantitative-MRI and anatomical dissection. He has a keen interest in minimizing surgically induced trauma and optimizing preservation of vascular anatomy. His interest in bone vascularity and the associated iatrogenic surgical vascular insult have extended to investigations of vascular impacts not only from surgical approaches but also traumatic injuries and minimally invasive surgical interventions. He serves as an editorial reviewer for major orthopedic journals. He is widely published in his field, authoring more than 45 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 7 book chapters. He has been invited speaker at national and international academic symposiums. Dr. Lazaro has extensive experience providing medical coverage for high school and college sports teams as well as athletes in the National Football League, Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League.

“With an increasingly active community, there is a great demand for orthopedic care in our region. Our patients will benefit from Dr. Lazaro’s impressive surgical skills, innovative care and extensive research experience,” said John Uribe, M.D., Chief Medical Executive of Baptist Health Orthopedic Care.

“We are pleased to have Dr. Lazaro bring his vast talents to Baptist Health Medical Group, and we welcome him to our outstanding team of multidisciplinary specialists,” added Bernie Fernandez Jr., M.D., chief executive officer of Baptist Health Medical Group.

Dr. Lazaro is affiliated with Baptist Hospital, Doctors Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He will see patients at two office locations: 1150 Campo Sano Avenue in Coral Gables and 15955 SW 96 Street, Suite 401, in Miami.

About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence,Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

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