Luz Lopez, DPM
Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Dr. Lopez originally graduated with a MD from the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo in 1996. After a short time in practice Dr. Lopez made a choice to move to the United States to pursue a career as a Podiatrist specializing in foot and ankle surgery.
After completion of a three year Podiatric Medicine and surgery residency at Jackson North/ University of Miami, Dr. Lopez decided to relocate along with her husband, Dr. Grabowski, to be closer to family. From diabetic care, to complex reconstruction of the foot and ankle, Dr. Lopez’s goal is to always provide her patients with the best possible care. She is very proud to say that her ultimate ambition of giving back to the Dominican Republic was realized with she was able to start a charity in 2004 , which provides foot and ankle reconstruction to the Dominican people with severe foot and ankle deformities.
Also note Dr. Lopez has hospital privileges at Swedish Medical Center & Overlake Medical Center, and surgical privileges at Overlake Surgical Center.
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine – August ’00 to May ’04
Miami Shores, Florida
Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo – August ’87 to Oct. ’95
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Dominico Americano Institute- Santo Domingo, – August’89 to June’94
Dominican Republic. Advance studies in the English language.
Jackson North Medical Center/ Univ of Miami (formerly: Parkway Regional Medical Center) – July ’04 to June ’07
North Miami Beach, Florida
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery — PMS 36
This position was a highly surgical residency, at a level 2 trauma center. During my time at (Parkway Regional Medical Center) Jackson North Medical Center/ Univ of Miami, I received excellent training in a variety of surgical procedures. While in residency, I held the position of chief resident from July ’06 to June ’07.
American Podiatry Medical Association
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeon.
Medical Dominican association Journal, 1999; Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic. Hypoglucemianst effects of infusions from the
Momordica Charantia and Allophylus Cominia plants in humans.
May’90 to May’95; United States Navy- Training conducted in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Tropical medicine course.
1995, Robert Reid Cabral Hospital- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Relationship between HIV and Tuberculosis.
1994, National Council on Drugs- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Training courses on drug abuse.
2003, 14th Annual Agnes Seminar, Barry University, Florida.
2003, Arthrex Surgical Laboratory and Arthroscopy techniques, Naples, Florida.
2004, External fixation in lower extremities, basic course. Smith and Nephew.Miami, Florida.
2004, Arthex Surgical Laboratory and Arthroscopy techniques, Naples, Florida
2005, AO North America for Podiatry surgeons. Oregon, Portland.
2005, Comphrensive Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy surgical skills. Rosemont, Illinois.
2006, American College of Foot An Ankle Surgeons, Annual Scientific Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada.
2007, Science and Management Symposium, Orlando, Florida.
2008, ACFAS Annual conference Long Beach, California.
2008, Complex Reconstruction in the Foot and Ankle, Wright Medical, Las Vegas, Nevada.
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