• Drialys Leal, MS, LAT, ATC

    Drialys Leal, MS, LAT, ATC

    Program Director

    Drialys Leal, MS, LAT, ATC., is a licensed and certified athletic trainer. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and master’s degree in Athletic Training from Florida International University in Miami, FL. Upon her graduation in 2011, she joined UHZ Sports Medicine Institute and was the Athletic Trainer to Dr. John Uribe, Dr. Thomas San Giovanni, and Dr. Christopher Hodgkins.

    In 2017, Ms. Leal went on to work for DJO Global, LLC as part of their medical sales team. She worked with the bracing and support distributor in Miami and then as the territory manager for CMS, Bone Growth Stimulators.

    In 2022, prior becoming the Athletic Training Residency Programs Director, she returned to Baptist Health South Florida as a Lead Athletic Trainer at the Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, now known as Baptist Health Orthopedic Care.

    Education & Training
    • Florida International University, Master of Science, Athletic Training
    • Florida International University, Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences
    Board Certification
    • Athletic Trainer, Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers

  • John W. Uribe, M.D.

    John W. Uribe, M.D.

    John W. Uribe, M.D., is a fellowship-trained, Board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He earned his medical degree and General Surgery Internship at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Miami and an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Hughston Clinic.

    He specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery and minimally invasive surgical procedures for degenerative conditions of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle. His research interests include minimally invasive resurfacing techniques of the knee and shoulder, as well as ligament and tendon restoration.

    Dr. Uribe is the Chief Medical Executive for the Baptist Health Orthopedic Institute; founder member of the UHZ Sports Medicine Institute and founder of the sports medicine fellowship program.

    Dr. Uribe is the Medical Director for the NFL Miami Dolphins and Head Team physician for the NHL Florida Panthers. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery for the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

    View a list of publications in the Baptist Health Expert Gallery: SelectedWorks - John W. Uribe (bepress.com)

    Education & Training
    • Hughston Orthopedic Clinic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
    • University of Miami/Jackson Health System Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • University of North Carolina School of Medicine
    Board Certification
    • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

  • Cary B. Chapman, M.D.

    Cary B. Chapman, M.D.

    Cary B. Chapman, M.D., is a fellowship-trained, Board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in specializing in conditions of the foot and ankle. He earned his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. Completed his Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus. Dr. Chapman completed his Orthopedic fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery fellowship at Roger A. Mann, MD.

    Dr. Chapman minimally invasive surgical treatments for chronic and acute foot and ankle injuries, ankle arthritis, ankle replacements, bunions, and hammer toe deformities.

    View a list of publications in the Baptist Health Expert Gallery: SelectedWorks - Cary Chapman (bepress.com)

    Education & Training
    • Roger A. Mann, M.D. Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery
    • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus), Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
    • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical School
    Board Certification
    • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Roy Cardoso, M.D., FACS

    Roy Cardoso, M.D., FACS

    Roy Cardoso, M.D., FACS, is a fellowship-trained, board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in conditions of the hand and upper extremity. Dr. Cardoso obtained his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his General Surgery Internship at the Tulane University School of Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of California Medical Center, and a Hand Surgery Fellowship Program at the Wake Forest Baptist Health.

    Dr. Cardoso was an assistant professor of the hand and upper extremity surgery department at the University of Miami for three years where he assisted in training residents and fellows. Dr. Cardoso’s clinical interests are surgeries of the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, complex elbow reconstruction, peripheral nerve injury, and brachial plexus injury. He has lectured nationally and internationally on a range of topics including brachial plexus, wrist, and elbow injuries.

    He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

    View a list of publications in the Baptist Health Expert Gallery: Selected Works - Roy Cardoso (bepress.com)

    Education & Training

    • Wake Forest Baptist Health - Fellowship Program, Surgery, Hand, 2009
    • University of California Medical Center (Davis) - Residency Program, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2008
    • Tulane University Health Sciences Center - Residency Program, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2006
    • Tulane University School of Medicine - Internship Program, Surgery, General, 2004
    • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences - Medical School, MD, 2003

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Hand Surgery, 2012
    • Orthopaedic Surgery, 2011

  • Maria N. Kyriacou, M.D.

    Maria N. Kyriacou, M.D.

    Maria Kyriacou, M.D., is a family medicine physician with a dual board certification in family and sports medicine. She earned her medical degree at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing and completed her Residency Program in Family Medicine at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Dr Kyriacou completed her fellowship training in Sports Medicine at the West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

    Dr. Kyriacou specializes in non-surgical treatments for acute, overuse, and chronic orthopedic problems. She has a special interest in sports-related injuries, joint arthritis, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and ultrasound-guided procedures. During her fellowship training, Dr. Kyriacou was involved in stem cell, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and amniotic regenerative orthobiologic therapy.

    She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Greek.

    Education & Training

    • West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Fellowship Program, Sports Medicine
    • Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Residency Program, Family Medicine
    • Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, Medical School, MD

    Board Certifications

    • Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine
    • Sports Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine

  • Luis Vargas, Ph.D.

    Luis Vargas, Ph.D.

    Luis Vargas, Ph.D., was an orthopedic surgeon in his home country of Venezuela. Dr. Vargas joined  Miami  Orthopedics  &  Sports  Medicine  Institute  in  1990  when  he  trained  with  John Uribe,  M.D.  He  is  the  coordinator  of  Research  &  Education  at  Miami  Orthopedics  &  Sports Medicine Institute.  Dr. Vargas trains fellows in the Institute’s Bio-Skills Lab, which provides a real-world environment to train future surgeons in orthopedic sports medicine procedures. The state-of-the-art lab simulates a surgical setting and allows fellows to complete hands-on cadaveric evaluations, research, clinical trials, and surgical education.

    Dr. Vargas holds a Ph.D. in exercise physiology and science in sports medicine. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences.  He currently serves as the general secretary of the  International  Society  of  Arthroscopy,  Knee  Surgery  and  Orthopaedic  Sports  Medicine (ISAKOS).  He  is  a  founder  and  board  member  of  the  Latin  American  Society  of  Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine (SLARD). He is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic  Surgeons,  International  Federation  of  Sports  Medicine,  and  Pan  American Confederation of Sports Medicine.