Mirylsa Colon-Martinez, MD

BIO

Mirylsa Colon-Martinez, MD, is a Board Certified , Fellowship trained Orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in Foot and Ankle surgery and has over with 15 years of experience. Dr. Colon-Martinez a General Surgery Internship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and her Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Colon-Martinez did her Orthopaedic Fellowship Training at the prestigious Harvard University,Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.

Dr. Colon’s areas of medical interests include minimally invasive surgery, complex foot and ankle reconstructive procedures, Achilles tendon, flatfoot reconstruction, minimally invasive bunion surgery and arthroscopic surgery.

She is fluent in English and Spanish and is open to treat patient’s in Orthopaedic Surgery Associates’ Boynton Beach and Boca Raton offices.

CURRICULUM VITAE

EXPERIENCE

  • November 1, 2023 to Present: Orthopedic Surgery Associates. Boca Raton, FL and Boynton Beach, FL.
  • October 2022 to October 2023: Boca Delray Care Group / Florida Specialty Care Clinics. Delray Beach, FL
  • September 2021 to June 2022: Mennonite General Hospital Guayama, PR and Aibonito, PR, USA.
  • February 2018 to July 2021: Private Practice, Orthowellness, LLC. Boca Raton, Florida
  • August 2018 to Present: Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Nova Southeastern University Medical School, Clinical Professor. Davie, Florida.
  • February 2018 to July 2021: Clinical Assistant Professor for Surgery, Northwest Medical Center DPM Program. Boca Raton, Florida.
  • 2016-2017: Meli Orthopedics/OrthopedixMD. Fort Lauderdale and Margate, Florida
  • 2009-2015: Dr. Mirylsa Colon-Martinez, Orthopedic Surgeon, Private Practice. San Juan, Puerto Rico

  FELLOWSHIP TRAINING

  • 2008-2009: Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital / Boston, MA
  • Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgery / Director: Dr. Christopher Chiodo. Attendings: Dr. Michael G. Wilson, Dr. Eric Bluman

  RESIDENCY TRAINING

  • 2003-2008: Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
  • University of Puerto Rico affiliated hospitals / San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 2002-2003: General Surgery Internship
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Beth Israel Medical Center. New York, NY

  ADDITIONAL TRAINING

  • 2018: FACE Training Centers. Facial Rejuvenation and Aesthetics including neurotoxin and fillers injections course, PRP microneedling techniques
  • 2018: 200hr RYT, Yoga Alliance. 200 hour certified Yoga Instructor

  EDUCATION

  • University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine / San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • Degree: Magna cum Laude, Doctor in Medicine / San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • University of Puerto Rico / Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • Degree: Bachelor of Science, Biology, 1998
  • Academia Santo Tomás de Aquino / Bayamon, Puerto Rico
    • High School Diploma, 1994

  LANGUAGES

  • English and Spanish fluently

  CERTIFICATIONS / BOARDS

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Board Re-Certified, July 2023. Expires 12/31/1034
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Board Certified, July 2014
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Class of 2016
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination

  HONORS / AWARDS

  • 2023: Guest Speaker at Zimmer Biomet ZBOne First Annual Women’s Empowerment Symposium. July, 2023. Naples, FL.
  • 2022: Top Physicians in Orthopedics in Palm Beach County. Palm Beach Illustrated
  • 2019: Hispanic Woman of Distinction in South Florida
  • 2018: America's Top Orthopedists Award
  • 2018: Leading Physicians of the World Award
  • 2016: Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 2014: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certification
  • 2009: Mentoring Xcellence Award, Mentor of the Year/Xcel-The Females' Center of Excellence and
    Leadership Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • 2002: University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine
    Magna cum Laude, Doctor in Medicine
    Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Leadership Award
    Dr. Ramón Ruiz Arnau Award / Best basic science research project Academic Achievement Award.
    Complete Research trajectory Award
    Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society, Chapter Board of Directors
  • 1994-1995: University of Puerto Rico / Dean's List

  MEDICAL LICENSURE

  • Florida State Active Full Medical License
  • Federal DEA Active Full License
  • Step I: Passed 2000 Step II: Passed 2001 Step III: Passed 2003

  COURSES

  • May 6-7, 2022: OSSIO Masters Course. Naples, FL
  • December 2022: Stryker Foot and Ankle Advanced Course. New Jersey, NJ
  • December 2021: Acumed Upper Extremity Course. Miami, FL
  • February 2020: Zimmer Biomet Stratum and Subchondroplasty, ASC solutions. Miami, FL
  • January 2019: Southeastern Fracture Symposium. Chapel Hill, NC
  • February 2018: Zimmer Anterior THR. Miami, Florida.
    Zimmer Total Ankle Replacement. Miami, Florida.
  • December 2017: FACE Training Center, Facial Aesthetics. Botox, Fillers, PRP Certificate, New York, NY.
  • May 2017: AAOS/AOFAS Prevalent procedures in Foot and Ankle Trauma and Reconstruction:
    Retooling to prepare you for the next decade. Rosemont, IL.
  • October 2016: Certified in Minimally – invasive Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Surgery. Baltimore, MD.
  • May 2016: Wright Medical Infinity, Prophecy, Total Ankle Replacement Certification. Memphis, TN
  • March 2016: AAOS annual meeting. Orlando FL
  • November 2009: STAR Total Ankle Replacement Training Program. Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • July 2009: Summer Meeting. Vancouver, CA
  • October 2008:Arthrex Foot and Ankle Fellows Course. Naples, FL
    AOFAS Complete Foot and Ankle care course. Boston, MA
  • Summer 2008: Maine Orthopaedic Review / Colby Collage. Waterville ME
  • May 2008: Miller Orthopaedic Review Course / Westin Hotel. Westminster, CO
  • November 2007: Acumed Lower Extremity Course / Miami Beach Resort. Miami, FL
  • October 2006: Arthroscopy Association of North America / Residents Course Learning Center, AAOS / Rosemont, IL
  • April 2006: Orthopaedic Pathology Course / Fellowship Armed Forces Institute. Washington, DC
  • October 2003: Residents Basic Fracture Course / Orthopedic Trauma Association. Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • May 2003: Johns Hopkins University Orthopaedic Review Course. Baltimore, MD

  ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • AOFAS: American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society / Active Member, 2008 – Present
  • AAOS: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons / Active Fellow Member, 2016
  • FOS: Florida Orthopedic Society: 2016-2017
  • International Association of Dance Medicine and Science: 2013-Present
  • Palm Beach County Medical Association: 2018-2019
  • Broward County Medical Association: 2016-2017
  • Florida Medical Association: 2015 – 2017
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Puerto Rico Chapter / Board of Directors, 2001 – 2002
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society / Resident Member, 2003-2008
  • University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine / Admissions Committee, 1999 – 2002
  • University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine / Student Council, 1999 – 2002

  RESEARCH ACTIVITY

  • 2008 – 2009: Technique tip description on Achilles tendon repairs. Done in conjunction with Dr. Christopher Chiodo, Boston, MA.
  • 2008 – 2009: Contributed to orthopaedic textbook in foot and ankle physical exam chapter, Boston, MA
  • 2007: Case series report on the surgical management of Haglund’s deformity and Achilles tendinopathy using a midline, trans-tendon approach, in collaboration with Dr. Juan L. Romero-Basso. Presented at The Annual Dr. Fernandez Feliberti Research Forum, sponsored by Puerto Rican Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (SPOT), held at Sheraton Hotel, Old San Juan, San Juan, PR
  • 2006: Research in Orthopaedic Basic Science and Tumors, reporting a case of an osteoid osteoma adjacent to the triradiate cartilage un an 11 year-old girl. Comprehensive review of the few reported cases in the literature. In conjunction with Dr. Manuel García-Ariz, orthopaedic surgery chairman and program director, University of Puerto Rico. San Juan, PR.
  • 2005: Research in Orthopaedic Educational Models, proposal of a model for orthopaedic educational programs, using the Matruska Educational Diagram to portray all the levels involved in the professional formation of a resident accepted for presentation at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for 2009
  • 2004: Research in spine surgery and radiology, proposal of a new classification of lumbar disc herniations based on MRI findings, and study of the correlation of these findings with the symptoms experienced by the patients. I conjunction with Pedro Reyes, MD, Spine and Trauma Surgeon and Edgar Colón, MD, Chairman and Program Director Radiology Deparment, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR.
  • 2000 – 2001: Research in Pediatric Orthopaedics and basic science, reporting three cases of hyperplastic callus formation in a family with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, In conjunction with Norman Ramirez-Lluch, MD, Fernando Vilella, MD and John Flynn, MD. Mayaguez Medical Center, Mayaguez, PR. Published in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B.
  • 1999: Research in basic science investigating the expression of Beta-1 integrin in human nasal chondrocytes grown on collagen microbeads in a spinner culture medium. Research done at John Hopkin's University, in conjunction with Carmelita Frondoza, PhD, and David Hungerford, MD. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, John Hopkin's University, Baltimore, MD
  • 1996 – 1997: Research Assistant, UPR Department of Chemistry. Assisted post-graduate students in Biochemistry thesis projects. Performed advanced biochemistry laboratory techniques.

  RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATION

  • 2013: Technique Tip: Mobilization of the proximal segment in achilles rupture. Terrill P. Julien, Mirylsa Colón-Martínez, Christopher P. Chiodo.
    Foot and Ankle international. June 2013
  • 2006: Osteoid Osteoma of the triradiate Cartilage: A case report: Colón M, Garcia-Ariz, M, Soto, J. *Poster Presentation at annual Dr. Rafael
    Fernandez-Feliberti Research Forum. 2006. Manuscript to be submitted to international journal.
  • 2005: The Matruska Educational Diagram as applied to Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Programs. Colón M, Garcia-Ariz M, Soto J. Annual
    Orthopaedic Research Report, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Puerto Rico. 2015. Vol 5 *Poster Presentation at annual Dr.
    Rafael Fernandez-Feliberti Research Forum. 2005
  • 2000 – 2001: Osteogenesis Imperfecta and Hyperplastic Callus Formation in a family: A Report of Three Cases and Review of the Literature.
    Ramirez N, Vilella-Hernandez F, Colón M, Flynn J. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Part B. 2002 Vol. 12: 88 – 96
  • 1999: Beta- I Integrin Expressions by Human Nasal Chondrocytes in Microcarrier Spinner Culture. Benoit Y. Bouchet, Mirylsa Colón, Anna
    Polotsky, Alan H. Shikani, David S. Hungerford, Carmelita G. Frondoza. Biomedical Materials Research. 52(4): 716-724. Dec 15, 2000 *
    Presented in the Sixth World Congress of Society for Biomaterials (Kamuela, Hawaii, May 2000) * Research done at Johns Hopkins University.

  TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • August 2018 to Present: Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Nova Southeastern University Medical School, Clinical Professor. Davie, Florida.
  • 2018-Present: Assistant Professor of Surgery for Northwest Medical Center Podiatry Program
  • 1999: Hispanic Center of Excellence, Summer Introductory Program for School of Medicine/ Class of 2003.
  • 1998 – 1999: Tutored fellow classmates in first year medical courses. Hispanic Center of Excellence 1996 – 1997
  • Directed undergraduate genetics tutoring center at University of Puerto Rico.

  CONFERENCE PRESENTATION

  • 2023: Guest Speaker at Zimmer Biomet ZBOne First Annual Women’s Empowerment Symposium. July, 2023. Naples, FL.
  • 2021: Amnio and PRP as non-surgical orthopedic options. West Boca Medical Center, Virtual Lecture.
  • 2018: Minimally invasive techniques in foot and ankle surgery: Boca Raton, FL
  • 2016: Diabetic Foot Presentation: Century Village, Deerfield Beach, FL
  • 2010: 10mo Simposio de Medicina Primaria del Pie, SPOT, Sheraton Old San Juan, San Juan PR.
    “Ankle Arthritis” Feria de Huesos y Articulaciones SPOT, Caguas, PR.
  • 2009: “Physical Exam of the Foot and Ankle CORE Lecture Series, Harvard University, Boston, MA
  • 2007: “Foot and Ankle Orthotics” Annual Orthopaedic Seminar Series UPR, San Juan, PR.
  • 2006: “The Difficult Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty” Orthopaedic Lecture Series, UPR, San Juan, PR
    “Adult and Adolescent Hallux Valgus” Annual Orthopaedic Lecture Series, UPR, San Juan, PR.
    “Complex Elbow Instability” Orthopaedic Seminar Series UPR, San Juan, PR.
    “Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome” Annual Orthopaedic Seminar Series UPR, San Juan, PR
  • 2005: “Chronic Ankle Pain” Annual Orthopaedic Seminar Series UPR, San Juan, PR
  • 2004: “Lumbar Disc Disease” A New Classification based on MRI Findings and Patient Symptoms. Presented at the 36th annual SPOT convention
    (Puerto Rico Society for Orthopaedics and trauma). Dorado, PR.
    “Initial Evaluation of the Orthopaedic patient in the ER”Lecture given to emergency room physicians, Puerto Rico Medical Center, San Juan, PR
    “Long Bone Fixation in a Blunt Chest Trauma Patient : is it worth the wait?” Orthopaedic and Trauma SurgeryServices conference and case
    discussion. UPR San Juan, PR.
    “Open and Closed Tibial Fractures” Annual Orthopaedic Seminar Series, UPR, San Juan, PR.
  • 2003: “Hip Reconstruction: History and Physical Exam” Anatomy and surgical approaches lecture. UPR, San Juan, PR

  PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

  • Total Ankle Replacement and joint preservation procedures.
  • Minimally-invasive and Arthroscopic surgery
  • Complex Deformity reconstruction, biologics, Achilles Reconstruction, Dance and Athletic Injuries.
  • Minimally-invasive, No Scar Bunion and foot surgery.
  • Early rehabilitation after surgery/injury and providing optimum post op pain control without the use of opioids.
  • Facial rejuvenation and medical aesthetics: Botox, Juvederm, Microneedling, etc
  • Platelet-Rich plasma, amnio placental tissue matrix, regenerative medicine.
  • Non-surgical or minimally invasive surgical options for complex problems; ie: subchondroplasty, regenerative medicine.
  • Orthopedic implant development and patent licensing.
  • Dance Medicine and Sports Medicine.
  • ACE Study/ Mind-Body connection in disease and healing process
  • Functional and Integrative Medicine, Wellness, Mental Health.

  PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY

  • Music, dance, performing arts, theatre. Professional training in ballet, jazz and modern dance. Former member of dance companies. Experience teaching dance. Yoga and Mind Body Wellness.
  • 2020: Volunteer for The Perry Initiative, Women in orthopaedics and Engineering
  • 2018: 200hr RYT, Yoga Instructor certified by Yoga Alliance
  • 2017: Volunteer for Connection Coalition: Trauma-conscious Yoga program for kids in foster homes. Connection Coalition Certified. Trauma-conscious Yoga Program to heal communities at risk.
  • 2017-2018: Doctoras Boricuas: Grass Roots Organization created for medical relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Active member and administrator.
  • 2010: Foot and Ankle Anatomy Lab / UPR Orthopaedic Residency / San Juan, PR.
  • Feria de Huesos y Articulaciones SPOT / Las Catalinas Mall / Caguas, PR.
  • 2008: Xcel Mentorship Program / Northeastern University / Boston, MA.
  • 2002: Sexual Education talks to High School Students, Coamo, PR
  • 2001: “Life Festival” Convoy of Hope, Toa Baja, PR.
  • 1999-2001: “Noche Sin Techo” free medical services activity for homeless.

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