News : 2017

The Lennar Foundation Medical Center.

The Lennar Foundation Medical Center Celebrates Its First Anniversary

At the dedication ceremony held November 18, 2016, for The Lennar Foundation Medical Center — the gleaming five-story, 206,000-square foot state-of-the-art outpatient facility constructed by UHealth-the University of Miami Health System on the Coral Gables campus — speakers described a new vision for health care.

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From left, rear, Norman Freidman, Nate Kaplan, Lisa Kaplan, Merry Kaplan, Jack Kaplan, Petra Levin and Dina Kaplan. From left, front, Lee Kaplan, M.D., with Stephen Levin.

Dr. Lee Kaplan Presented with The Petra and Stephen Levin Endowed Chair in Sports Medicine

At a ceremony overlooking the University of Miami’s athletic fields, Lee D. Kaplan, M.D., chief of the University of Miami’s Division of Sports Medicine, became the first holder of The Petra and Stephen Levin Endowed Chair in Sports Medicine. Kaplan was presented with the chair at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center November 9 before family, friends, and colleagues.

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From left, Bonnie Levin, Ph.D., Dedi Mieri, Ph.D., Michael E. Hoffer, M.D., Gil Lewitus, Ph.D., and Gillian A. Hotz, Ph.D., at the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Cannabinoid Research at the Technion in Haifa.

UM Team Studying Effects of Cannabinoids on Concussion Visits Experts in Israel

Gillian A. Hotz, Ph.D., research professor of neurological surgery and director of the concussion program at the University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute, visited experts in Israel this month with some members of her multidisciplinary team leading a study on the effectiveness of cannabinoids in treating mild traumatic brain injury.

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Medical campus update: Hurricane Irma

The latest on Hurricane Irma and how it is affecting the medical campus.

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Physician treats child for possible concussion.

New Clinic Will Treat Children’s Concussions

To serve children under 16 who have suffered concussion from a non-sports- related injury, the University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute’s concussion program has launched its Pediatric Concussion Clinic, led by concussion expert Gillian Hotz, Ph.D. “Too often, younger children fall through the cracks and are not correctly diagnosed with concussion,” said Hotz.

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From left, orthopaedic resident Kofi Agyeman, M.D., and Motasem Al Maaieh, M.D., assistant professor of clinical orthopaedics, demonstrate one of the electronic exam tables that can be raised or lowered, making for a more comfortable experience for patients who suffer from hip-related ailments.

Generous Gift Leads to Renovations in Orthopaedic Suite at University of Miami Hospital

Thanks to the generosity of a prominent South Florida family, patients visiting the orthopaedic outpatient suite at the University of Miami Hospital will now find enhanced clinical care in the exam rooms and a modernized look in the waiting area. The renovations to Suite 2, located on the hospital’s first floor, are courtesy of a $100,000 gift made by University of Miami supporters, Hedy (B.B.A. ’87) and Daniel Whitebook.

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From left, Hilit F. Mechaber, M.D., Nanette Vega, M.A., Ivette Motola, M.D., M.P.H., and Stephen Symes, M.D.

Honoring Women in Academic Medicine and Their Achievements

Women in Academic Medicine, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Committee of Interns and Residents at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine hosted the annual Evening of Fellowship on January 23, honoring recent successes and achievements of the Miller School’s women faculty. The event began with networking among attendees from various departments, including many chairs and center directors.

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Lee Kaplan, M.D., examines Victor Martinez.

The Lennar Center’s First Patient: An Athlete on the Mend

Growing up in San Diego, Victor Martinez wanted to be an athlete. Unfortunately, his body had other ideas, and a series of injuries led him to be the first patient through the doors of The Lennar Foundation Medical Center when it opened on December 5. As a high school wrestler, Martinez injured both of his shoulders, and during the first football game of his senior year, he suffered a serious injury to his left knee.

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Leonard Buller, M.D., wearing a gho, the traditional outfit for men in Bhutan.

Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Enhances Education with Volunteer Assignment in Bhutan

For Leonard Buller, M.D., an orthopaedic surgery resident, inspiration last year came not only from inside an operating room but also at an elevation high above sea level, tucked into a monastery in the Himalayan Mountains. There he met with monks who have dedicated their life to prayer, amidst a culture that stresses happiness, kindness, and conser¬vation. It was an education not found in any textbook.

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