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American Health Council Recognizes Dr. Miguel Medina III as “America’s Best Doctor”

Posted on: 20 Sep 17

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Health Council is proud to honor Dr. Miguel Medina III, Director of Microsurgery MCI: Plastic Surgery, Microsurgery, and Craniofacial Surgery at Baptist Health South Florida, as “America’s Best Doctor.” With 13 years in the healthcare industry, Dr. Medina shares his ample expertise in Medicine and Aesthetic/Cosmetic Plastic Surgery (Reconstructive Microsurgery, Facial Plastic, Nasal Surgery, and Pediatric Craniofacial).

He is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, obtaining his MD from UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine (2004), a Plastic Surgery Residency from the Harvard Program (2013), Dr. Medina also holds a Fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery from Johns Hopkins University (2014), and has held an Internship at Massachusetts General Hospital. He cites becoming involved in his profession due to his ability to make people feel whole again, and attributes his past and present success to a strong work ethic instilled by his parents.

At Baptist Health South Florida, Dr. Medina participates in daily responsibilities, including performing breast reconstruction, free tissue transfers, and facial/nasal surgery.  Of note Dr. Medina is an expert both cosmetic and reconstructive nasal surgery.

Dr. Medina has been named as a Ten Best Physicians in Plastic Surgery in 2017, and was honored with a Harvard 2013 Resident Teaching Award. He also received the V.Z. Kazanjian research grant award for a two-year fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he published several articles on fat grafting. He is a member of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons, and is proud of his various peer-reviewed publications on topics ranging from Craniofacial Reconstruction, Flap Reconstruction, and Fat-grafting, among others. Looking back, he is proud of his continuous career success and ever-supportive family.

In his spare time, Dr. Medina enjoys water sports, snowboarding, and exercising his fluency in Spanish. He also participates in missionary work in Haiti.

About the American Health Council:

The American Health Council is the nation’s only organization with a constituency representative of all sectors of the healthcare industry. From the coasts to the heartland, the American Health Council has drawn Affiliates from major metropolitan hubs and small communities. These Affiliates span generations and have reached different stages of their careers — from recent graduates to retirees. More information about the American Health Council and its mission can be found at:

Additionally, the American Health Council strives to provide recognition and support for those individuals and institutions making the difference in patients’ lives day in and day out. Throughout 2017, the AHC is honoring “America’s Best Doctors and Nurses,” as well as the nation’s best medical universities and hospitals. The American Health Council’s “Best in Medicine” and “Best in Nursing” awards programs honor the individuals and institutions that have contributed significantly to medicine and nursing, as well as the training and education of physicians and nurses. The most current selections for these honors may be viewed here: and

For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Moore
American Health Council
Hauppauge, NY United States
Phone: 1-631-617-6590


Last updated on: 21/09/2017

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