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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. A native of Miami, Florida, Dr. Diaz graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Molecular Biology. At Princeton, she was a member of The Tiger Inn, as well as the Women’s Varsity Swimming and Water Polo Teams. Dr. Diaz earned her medical doctorate from the University of Florida and completed her Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital. She completed a fellowship in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery in Pittsburgh with Drs. Mark Baratz, Christopher Schmidt, Thomas Hughes, and Dean Sotereanos. She is a member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and an Active Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Diaz is a Consultant for the Washington Nationals. She has presented her research at national meetings, is published in several peer-reviewed journals, and holds several clinical advisory and consulting positions in the health care and health tech space. Her interests outside of surgery include travel, reading, surfing, and sustainability practices in health care delivery.
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