News : 2019 : January

From left, Stephen V. Avallone, M.D., with Cristina I. Pravia, M.D.

UHealth’s Executive Health and Concierge Medicine Team Offers Personalized Approach to Care

As an 18-year-old heading off to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Stephen V. Avallone had to put his plans for a medical career aside because the institution didn’t offer a pre-med track. Instead, he chose civil engineering, a profession in which he later earned a graduate degree and worked for more than a decade.

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Joseph Lamelas, M.D.

UHealth Welcomes Internationally Renowned Cardiac Surgeon Joseph Lamelas, M.D.

Joseph Lamelas, M.D., an internationally recognized expert cardiac surgeon who helped pioneer minimally invasive approaches to cardiac surgery, has joined UHealth – the University of Miami Health System as chief of cardiothoracic surgery and professor of surgery in the Miller School of Medicine. He will begin his new role on January 21. Dr. Lamelas has performed more than 16,000 cardiac surgeries throughout his 28-year career.

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