Dr. Omar H. Llaguna is a board-certified general surgeon with advanced fellowship training in Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery. A South Florida native, he graduated from La Immaculata La Salle High School, completed his Bachelors degree at the University of Miami, as well as a Masters degree at Nova Southeastern University. He subsequently received his Medical Degree from Ross School of Medicine where he graduated with High Honors, and completed his surgical internship at Maimonides Medical Center where he received the Surgical Intern of the Year award. Dr. Llaguna completed his general surgery residency at Beth Israel Medical where he served as Chief Resident and received multiple awards including the Surgical Resident Scholarly Achievement Award, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Medical Teaching Award, and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award. Dedicated to cancer care, he went on to complete a clinical fellowship in Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgeryat the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
In July 2011 he returned to South Florida and partnered with Dr. Juan-Carlos Verdeja, Dr. Jorge R. Rabaza, Dr. Anthony M. Gonzalez and Dr. Jaime Rodriguez of Baptist Health Medical Surgery Group. More recently, he has accepted the appointment of Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.
He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the Society of Surgical Oncology, and member of the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association.
- Primary and metastatic liver cancer
Malignant and benign disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid
- Baptist Hospital of Miami
- South Miami Hospital
- West Kendall Baptist Hospital
- F.I.U. Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine