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Veronica Diaz, MD

Primary Specialties:
  • Orthopedic Surgery  (Board Certified)
  • Hand Surgery  (Board Certified)
  • Orthopedics - Shoulder, Elbow
  • Orthopedics - Hand, Wrist

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Accepting New Patients
Insurance Accepted:
  • Medicare
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • About

    About

    About the Physician

    Languages Spoken
    (in addition to English)
    Spanish, French

    Physician Bio

    Dr. Diaz has been in private practice for 10 years. She has performed thousands of upper extremity procedures and has extensive training and experience in managing degenerative, traumatic, and sports-related conditions of the shoulder and upper extremity. Her practice includes a particular emphasis on shoulder arthroscopy for management of rotator cuff disease and shoulder replacement surgery (including anatomic and reverse designs), with a strong track record of successful outcomes. She offers comprehensive nonoperative management and surgical treatment of upper extremity fractures and soft tissue injuries. Whenever possible, she employs the least invasive treatment option available, including:

    - single-incision endoscopic carpal tunnel release for carpal tunnel syndrome.
    - percutaneous needle release (aponeurotomy) for Dupuytren Disease.
    - small incision, early mobilization protocols for reconstruction of arthritis at the base of the thumb.

  • Education

    Education

    Medical School:

    University of Florida

    Internship:

    Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami

    Residency:

    Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami

    Fellowship:

    Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons; Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand

    Awards

    William F. Enneking, M.D. Award in Orthopedics, University of Florida, 2004.

  • Research & Publications

    Research & Publications

    PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

    Schmidt CC, Diaz VA, Weir DM, Latona CR, Miller MC. Repaired distal biceps magnetic resonance imaging anatomy compared with outcome. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2012 Dec;21(12):1623-31.

    Diaz VA, Baratz ME. Arthroscopic Treatment of Elbow Osteoarthritis. Arthritis of the Hand and Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Publication. Ed. Steven Z. Glickel and Richard A Bernstein, ASSH 2011.

    Diaz VA, Aronowitz J, Kalandiak SP. Outcomes of Intramedullary Fixation for Middiaphyseal Clavicle Fractures. Podium Presentation AAOS Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2009.

    Diaz VA, Vernon S, Ouellette EA. Pain and deformity of the proximal phalanx in a 41 year-old woman: a case report. CORR 467(5): 1387-91, May 2009.

    Chen FS, Diaz VA, Loebenberg M, Rosen JE Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in the Skeletally Immature Athlete, JAAOS, 13(3): 172-185, May/June 2005.

    Dy C, Ouellette, EA, Malik, A, Diaz VA, Herndon E, Makowski A, Milne E, Latta L: Mechanical Testing of Distal Radioulnar Repair: Ligament Reconstruction vs Capsulorraphy. AAHS, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jan 10-13, 2007.

    Complex Elbow Trauma Case Presentations. North American Traveling Fellows Conference, October 2007.

    Flexor tendon injuries: biology, rehabilitation, and outcomes of primary repair. University of Miami Department of Orthopedics, Division of Hand Surgery, November 2006.

    Muscle Injury and Regeneration. Doctors Hospital/UHZ Sports Medicine, October 2005.

    RESEARCH

    Resurfacing arthroplasty for avascular necrosis of the humeral head . University of Miami Department of Orthopedics Grand Rounds Lecture, March 2008.

    Biomechanical profiles of non-bridging external fixation vs locked volar plating for intraarticular distal radius fractures (with Drs. E. Anne Ouellette, MD and Loren Latta, PhD).

    Staff Research Associate, Dr. Nigel Killeen, PhD., Department of Immunology, University of California San Francisco, 1999 - 2000. Developed soluble forms of murine T-cell receptors for use in kinetic experiments.

    Undergraduate Thesis, Dr. Lee Silver, PhD., Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, 1998 – 1999. Variation in levels of aggression among mice strains in a behavioral genetics lab. Princeton University Press,