Baptist Health Orthopedic Care is the sports medicine provider for professional sports teams, collegiate and high school programs and major sporting events. The Institute’s fellows, APPs and athletic trainers assist in game coverage and are dedicated to keeping these athletes healthy. The Institute’s physicians are the team physicians for most professional sports teams in South Florida:

Miami Dolphins

John Uribe, M.D., is medical director for the Miami Dolphins. Gautam Yagnik, M.D., and William Davis, M.D., are orthopedic team physicians. Michael Swartzon, M.D., and Maria Kyriacou, M.D., are primary care sports medicine team physicians.

Miami HEAT

Harlan Selesnick, M.D., is medical director for the Miami HEAT. He is the HEAT’s first and only team physician, having served with the team for more than 30 years. Frantz Lerebours, M.D., is an orthopedic team physician.

Florida Panthers

Gautam Yagnik, M.D., is medical director for the Florida Panthers. John Uribe, M.D., William Davis, M.D., James Ross, M.D., are orthopedic team physicians. Michael Swartzon, M.D., Luis Rodriguez, M.D., and Maria Kyriacou, M.D., are primary care sports medicine team physicians.


Keith Hechtman, M.D., is medical director for Florida International University Athletics. Frantz Lerebours, M.D., is orthopedic team physician. Maria Kyriacou, M.D., and Luis Rodriguez, M.D., are primary care sports medicine team physicians. Jose Mena, M.D., is physical medicine and rehabilitation team physician.

Miami Marathon

Thomas San Giovanni, M.D., is medical director and Michael Swartzon, M.D., is co-medical director of the Miami Marathon & Half Marathon. The Institute provides all staffing and equipment needed for the first aid tent.

Miami Open & Orange Bowl

Program physicians also take care of the athletes who participate in both the Miami Open tennis tournament as well as the Orange Bowl.

Inter Miami CF

Harlan Selesnick, M.D., is medical director for Inter Miami CF. Cary Chapman, M.D., and Fernando Moya, M.D., are orthopedic team physicians. Luis Rodriguez, M.D., Michael Swartzon, M.D., and Alejandro Centurion, M.D. are primary care sports medicine team physicians.


Anthony Miniaci, M.D., medical director for Florida Atlantic University Athletics. James Ross, M.D., Matthew Motisi, DO., and Alan Saperstein, M.D., are orthopedic team physicians. Alex Mafdali, M.D., is primary care sports medicine team physician.

Meet the Team Docs

Harlan Selesnick, M.D.

Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Baptist Health Orthopedic Care

Dr. Selesnick has been the team physician for the Miami Heat since 1988. He also served as assistant to Chicago Bulls team physician Dr. H. Bates Noble, and as the team physician for the NBA’s pre-draft rookie camp in 1983 and 1984.

John Zvijac, M.D., is currently a consultant for the Tennessee Titans. He also serves as medical director for Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Derek Papp, M.D., is a consultant for the Baltimore Orioles Major League Baseball team.

Luis Rodriguez, M.D., is covering physician and active member of the physician pool for the US Ski and Snowboard team.

In addition to the aforementioned, Institute physicians also provide sports medicine services to the following collegiate, high school programs and major sporting events:

  • Barry University Athletics (Bobcats)
  • Boca Raton Bowl
  • Delray Beach Open
  • Gulliver High School
  • Lynn University
  • St. Thomas University Athletics (Buccaneers) among others.
Baptist Health Training Complex

Baptist Health Training Complex

The Miami Dolphins announced the extension of a multi-year partnership with Baptist Health to construct a state-of-the-art training complex and sports performance clinic in Miami Gardens, Florida. The $135 million newly named Baptist Health Training Complex opened in Summer 2021.

Youth Athletic Outreach Program

Service to South Florida’s high school athletic community is a foundation of Baptist Health Orthopedic Care.

The program provides nearly 6,000 free pre-participation physicals annually, covering many student athletes in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system as well as a number of private-school athletes and Pop Warner football participants. These examinations, a prerequisite for taking part in high school athletics, ensure the overall health of students and help detect conditions that may predispose them to injury or illness.

The Institute’s physicians, fellows, physician assistants and athletic trainers volunteer for duty at every high school football game to treat injuries on the field.

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

The Institute’s sports medicine physicians use advanced surgical techniques to treat the full spectrum of soft tissue and bone injuries of the shoulder, elbow, knee and hip –– whether those injuries occur on the athletic field, in the workplace or at home. More conservative, nonsurgical therapies are used to treat acute injuries such as sprains, muscle strains, torn ligaments or tendons, chronic muscle pain and arthritis. After surgery or other treatment, continuing care from on-site physical therapists and athletic trainers helps return patients to a pain-free lifestyle.

Primary Care Sports Medicine

Primary Care Sports Medicine

While the Institute is noted for surgical excellence, the fact is that most orthopedic conditions and injuries do not require surgical intervention. Injuries such as sprains, muscle tears, torn ligaments or tendons, foot or hand fractures, chronic joint or muscle pain and arthritis are usually best treated in a primary care setting.

The Institute’s primary care sports medicine physicians evaluate and diagnose acute, chronic and overuse injuries and develop individualized treatment plans utilizing conservative methods.

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