DR. MARÍA ALEJANDRA DE LA PEÑA, MD
Director of Fort Lauderdale Spine and Wellness Centers of America
University of Miami Graduate
Harvard Medical School - Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Fellowship
Dr. María Alejandra De La Peña is a board-certified Anesthesiologist with subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine. She completed her residency in Anesthesiology at The University of Miami. Dr. María De La Peña continued her studies by graduating with a fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine from Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. After completing her training, she returned to South Florida and joined Spine and Wellness Centers of America, where she currently serves as Director of the Fort Lauderdale office. While treating patients, Dr. María Alejandra De La Peña has also taken on the role of Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Miami. María Alejandra De La Peña, MD is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the spine, musculoskeletal system, and other pain conditions. Her clinical focus combines evidence-based treatments, multidisciplinary approaches to pain, and interventional procedures to manage complex pain cases. She specializes in the field of neuromodulation and has a special interest in regenerative medicine.
DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Dr. María Alejandra De La Peña is one of the few doctors in South Florida that is certified to perform the mild® Procedure.
Voluntary Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Medicine. University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital.
July 2015 to present
Interventional Pain Medicine Spine and Wellness Center
April 2016 to present.
Pain Medicine ABA certification
Diplomate in Anesthesiology ABA
Anesthesiology ABA certification
Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Aventura Hospital, Westside Regional Medical Center, Florida
E.R General Physician. Clinica deFracturas, Barranquilla, Colombia In charge of emergency room triage, treatment and referrals.
Medical Coordinator, First and Second Surgical Assistant in Orthopedic and Plastic Surgery, Clinica de Fracturas, Barranquilla, Colombia In charge of the
coordination of General Physicians, and surgical assistance in
Orthopedic and Plastic Surgeries
Primary Care Physician (Rural Internship) Distrisalud, Barranquilla, Colombia Primary care!physician in the area of
OB/GYN Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
Cobas M, De la Peña M. Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Book Chapter. American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, Residents’ s Guide to learning in the Intensive Care Unit, Fourth Edition.
Miguel Cobas, Gian Paparcuri,Maria De La Pena,
Gaston Cudemus, Erik Barquist,Albert Varon. Fenoldopam in Critically Ill Patients with Early Renal Dysfunction: a Crossover Study. Cardiovascular Therapeutics: article first published online: 18 Oct 2010. DOI: 10.1111/j.1755- 5922.2010.00217.
Cobas MA, De la Peña M.A, Manning R, Candiotti K, Varon AJ.“Prehospital intubations and mortality: A level 1Trauma center perspective”. Anesth Analg. 2009 Aug;109(2):489-93
Simopoulos, T, De la Pena, M.A. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Lumbar Spine in a Patient a Rechargeable Spinal Cord Stimulator. Poster presented at NANS annual meeting, Las Vegas.
Mijares C, De la Peña M.A, Martinez A Ruiz R, Matadial C. “Mastering fear: Few case reports of urgente reintubation in the
Prone positioned patient undergoing cervical spine extensive surgery with suboptimal ventilation: Proceed with a leak in the ETT cuff or reintubate prone? That is the question”. Poster presented at the ASA Annual Meeting. San Diego, October 2010.
M.Cobas, K. Arheart, M. Lewis, N.Crescimone, M.A De la Peña , D. Lubarsky.“USMLE Scores and In ATraining Examination in Anesthes iology: Does it Matter?” Poster presented in IARS annual meeting, San Francisco, March 2008.
M. Cobas, A. Varon, K. Arheart, M.A De la Peña , N. Crescimone, D. Lubarsky. “Type of Internship and ITE Performance: Does It Matter?. Poster presented in the IARS Anual meeting. San Francisco, March 2008.
Funded research performed:
Study Coordinator, Elevation of Methemoglobinemia, detected by Masimo Rainbow technology, in patients with sepsis – A Phase 2 trial. Sponsored by Masimo Corporation.
October 2002 – November 2002
Investigator, Transpedicular instrumentation vs. Harrington Luque Instrumentation in the treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis in Los Andes Hospital