Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health SouthFlorida is the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region, with an outstanding reputation for medical and service excellence. Its network of services extends throughout Miami-Dade and Broward with Baptist, Baptist Children's, South Miami, Homestead, and Doctor's Hospitals, and Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute. Baptist Outpatient Services includes outpatient diagnostic and urgent care facilities, such as the conveniently located Baptist Medical Plazas, as well as surgical facilities and home health care services. The International Center of Miami is one of the largest hospital-based international programs in America. Thousands of people each year travel to Miami from around the world to visit their respected physicians and medical facilities. In 2010, Baptist Health served 1,595 inpatient beds, almost 240,000 emergency visits, over 130,000 outpatient visits, and more than 10,000 births, all with the help of the radiological services of RASF.
Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute
Founded in 1987, Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute was one of the first places in the United States to bring together the perspectives of several healthcare specialties to treat problems within the heart and blood vessels. Now that this approach is being adopted nationwide, the Institute maintains its extraordinary position in cardiovascular medicine with innovative techniques, new technologies, advanced research and an international focus. Co-founded by Barry Katzen, an RASF radiologist, MCVI comprises eight state-of-the-art angiography suites, hosts a world-famous annual conference, the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET, www.iset.org), and is one of the nation's leaders in endovascular and percutaneous diagnosis and therapy.
Florida International University (FIU) Wertheim School of Medicine
RASF is proud to serve as the clinical faculty for the FIU School of Medicine Department of Radiology. The inaugural class of FIU medical students is currently in its third year of medical school, scheduled to graduate in May of 2013. As third and fourth year medical students, FIU medical students will receive didactic lectures from RASF radiologists on the FIU medical campus, and they will also travel to RASF sites to participate in clinical rotations in radiology. Our subspecialist radiologists are training the next generation of physicians right here in South Florida.
University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine
Our interventional radiologists have a special partnership with the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. They are on faculty at the USF College of Medicine, and they also offer a world-renowned radiology fellowship in interventional radiology at the Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute under the academic auspices of USF.
American College of Radiology (ACR)
Founded in 1924, less than 30 years after the discovery of x-rays by Wilhelm Roentgen, the American College of Radiology is the umbrella organization for radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians. The ACR offers programs in all modalities now mandated for accreditation under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) (CT, MRI, breast MRI, nuclear medicine and PET) as well as under the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA). The ACR accredits hospital and outpatient facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of their practice. We are proud to serve ACR-accredited facilities. Our president, Ricardo Cury, is also proud to be the ACR course director of cardiac and peripheral vascular MR education. http://www.acr.org/EducationCenter/ACRFutureClassroom/details-cardmri.aspx
America n Board of Radiology (ABR)
Founded in 1932, the American Board of Radiology (ABR) is the specialty board of diagnostic radiology as part of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). In addition to the ABMS, the ABR maintains open working relationships with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the Residency Review Committees for Diagnostic Radiology and Radiation Oncology. The Board continues active interaction with its sponsoring organizations, other medical specialty boards, specialty societies, medical societies, residency program directors, chairmen of hospital departments, diplomates of this board, and the entire radiologic community. RASF radiologists are board-certified by the ABR, and several RASF radiologists make an annual trip to Louisville, Kentucky, to serve as board examiners for the oral board examinations required of all radiologists upon finishing training. The honor of being invited to examine for the oral boards is reserved for only the brightest lights in the field of radiology, and we are proud to claim some of them as our own.
University of Miami Hospital
Our expert vascular surgeons also cover the University of Miami Hospital, formerly Cedars Medical Center, a 560-bed hospital in the heart of downtown Miami on the campus of the University of Miami School of Medicine. It is the flagship hospital of the University of Miami "UHealth" system. We are proud to serve the University of Miami system, as a partnership between RASF and the University of Miami has a long history.
Professional Athletes and Performers
RASF is proud to provide radiological services for the Miami Dolphins, the Miami Heat, the Florida Panthers, the Sony Ericsson tennis tournament, Miami-Dade County Public Schools athletics, the Florida International University (FIU) athletic department, as well as the Miami City Ballet. We are proud partners of the world-class orthopedic surgeons of the renowned UHZ Sports Medicine Institute and the renowned Orthopedic Institute of South Florida.