Our Team

Dr. Jorge Orbay and his team at the Miami Hand and Upper Extremity Institute is the premier center for hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Orbay and the specialists he has gathered to serve all focus on the patient’s individual needs. To this end, our facility is an integrated center providing diagnosis, treatment, surgery and rehabilitation of the hand and upper extremities.

Why Choose Us

As a team, we are committed to delivering the highest standard of patient care by providing dedicated, compassionate and highly specialized treatment to each patient and to expanding the boundaries of health care through our pledge to research.

Under the direction of Dr. Jorge Orbay, a board certified hand and upper extremity surgeon in practice since 1991, our center continues pioneering new techniques and innovations to provide the best possible outcomes for each patient.

The Miami Hand and Upper Extremity Institute is a leader in treating the most complex injuries and conditions.


Our Doctors

Jorge L. Orbay, M.D.

Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon
A board certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in the hand and upper extremity. He has developed implant systems for improving patient quality…

Francisco Rubio, M.D.

Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon
A board certified Orthopedic Surgeon focused on disorders of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. He earned his medical degree from Harvard…

Eric J. Balaguer, M.D.

Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon
A board certified hand and upper extremity surgeon specializing in conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow as well as micro-vascular surgery…

 

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Charles Edward Hoffler, Ph.D. M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon
A board certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in the hand and upper extremity. He received his orthopedic training at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He…

Angel P. Saavedra, M.D.

Anesthesiologist
A board certified Anesthesiologist trained in the most specialized advanced anesthetic techniques, both in Anesthesia and Pain Management…


Therapy Center Team Members

Charleen Stennett, OTR/L, CHT

The director of the rehabilitation department at the Miami Hand and Upper Extremity Institute…

Rodovaldo Macias, COTA

A certified Occupational Therapy Assistant focused on traumatic and cumulative injuries…

Brian C. Gwin, OTR/L, CHT

An Occupational Therapist & Hand Therapist at the Miami Hand and Upper Extremity Institute…

 

Janet Sierra, OTR/L

Janet Sierra is a board certified occupational therapist on staff at the Miami Hand and Upper

Iliana Garriga, OTR/L, CHT

Iliana Garriga has been an Occupational Therapist since 1987. After graduating from Florida


Ambulatory Center Team Members

Mayelin Rodriguez, B.B.A.
ASC Director

out-team Conchita Granado, R.N.

Conchita Granado, R.N.
Nursing Director


Administrative Staff

Damaris Morales
Practice Manager

Pilar Moore, MBA
Business Manager and Human Resources Manager

Terri Chapman, CPA
Finance and Billing


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