Veronica Asela Diaz, MD

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Surgery

PRACTICE LOCATION

Jupiter Hand to Shoulder, LLC
1002 S Old Dixie Hwy Suite 105
Jupiter, FL 33458
T 561.746.7686   F 561.746.3420

PRACTICE SCOPE

Adult and Pediatric Upper Extremity Trauma
Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist Arthroscopy
Upper Extremity Joint Replacement
Hand and Wrist Reconstruction & Microsurgery

BOARD CERTIFICATION

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
July 2012 – July 2022

Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand
September 8, 2014 – December 31, 2024

EMPLOYMENT

South Florida Orthopaedics
Stuart, FL
September 2010 – December 2012

EDUCATION/TRAINING

Fellowship

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA
August 2009- July 2010

Residency

University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital
Department of Orthopaedics
Miami, FL
June 2004 – June 2009

Graduate

University of Florida College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Gainesville, FL
August 2000 – May 2004

Undergraduate

Princeton University
Molecular Biology, A.B.
Princeton, NJ
1995 – 1999

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Active Fellow
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Active Member
American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Member
American Association of Hand Surgery

LEADERSHIP and VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Assistant Team Physician

Washington Nationals Spring Training
2016-Present

Consultant

FUNDRx
Venture Capital Firm focusing on health care start ups
2016-Present

Board Member

The Dupuytren Foundation
2014-

Hand Surgeon

Comprehensive Care Facility, Indian Health Services
Chinle, AZ
April 2010

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Haiti Earthquake Relief
University of Miami/Project Medishare
January 2010

Member

Surgery Curriculum Committee
University of Florida College of Medicine
2003-2004

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, June 2012, ePub ahead of print.

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 Mid-diaphyseal 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 Orthopaedics, 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 intra-articular 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, 1999.

HONORS/ATHLETICS

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

Women’s Varsity Water Polo, Princeton University 1996 – 1999.

Varsity Letter Winner, Swimming, Princeton University, 1995 – 1996.

Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference First Team, Water Polo, 1999.

All-Ivy League First Team, Water Polo, 1998 – 1999.

Morehead Scholarship Recipient, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 1995.

LANGUAGE FLUENCY

Native Spanish speaker.  Conversational French.