Dr. Pedro M. Abrantes, DPM, FABPM

Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine.

Biography

Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine.  Dr. Abrantes specializes in treating many disorders of the lower extremity involving the foot and ankle utilizing the latest conservative and advanced reconstructive techniques.  He also specializes in regenerative medicine of the foot and ankle.

Born and raised in Harrison, N.J, Dr. Abrantes completed his A.A.S. in dietetics with honors at Middlesex
Community College, New Jersey. He was then accepted to New York University to complete a bachelor’s
degree in dietetics receiving the only transfer scholarship in which he surpassed for a more hands on degree in
sports medicine. He completed his bachelor’s in sports medicine athletic training at Barry University,
Miami, Florida.  While completing his degree he became board certified in sports medicine athletic training.  

During this period, Dr. Abrantes had a keen interest in foot and ankle as well as biomechanics, treating many athletes alongside both orthopedic and podiatric surgeons. Dr. Abrantes noticed there was a need
for patients in this area, thus he decided to be specialized as a foot and ankle surgeon (Podiatrist).
Upon completing his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree (D.P.M.) at Barry University, Miami, Florida, he was presented with the Barry University/ American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Award for Excellence in Podiatric Surgery. Recipient of the Podiatric Clinical Student Scholarship, 2004-05. Dean’s Academic Scholarship, 2002.  Academic President’s List, two semesters and the Academic Dean’s List, four semester

His externships involved working alongside Dr. Guman at the Fort Benning Army Base Ranger Jump School
in Columbus, Georgia to gain a higher level of trauma experience.


Dr. Abrantes completed a three year residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Baptist and South Miami
Hospitals in Miami. Serving as Chief Resident, upon his 3rd year surgical rotations teaching, overseeing
trauma, and emergency podiatry cases with 30 attendees and 4 Podiatry Residents in their perspective 1st and
2nd year residents rotations. During residency, he also was able to be involved in surgically treating crippled children abroad in the Yucatan Children’s Project in Mexico from 2005-2008 with Dr Keith Kashuk and Dr Gary Dockery.


Over the past few years he was mentioned in Baptist Salud Miami Herald in treating a rare condition called Olmsted Syndrome. Thus, preventing a teenager from amputating bilateral legs. Patient was one of 26 females
out of 74 cases worldwide with this condition and the first Hispanic patient that will be documented with this
condition.  Dr. Abrantes is in the process of writing journal articles.


Nominated for the 2019 Physician of the year by the Florida Medical Business.

He is one of the few Podiatrists on Baptist Health Quality Network Physician.

Chief of Podiatry at South Miami Hospital 2012-16. Overseeing 30 attending and established the
first Foot and Ankle ER call schedule with both Podiatry and Ortho Foot & Ankle Specialists at SMH.

Dr. Abrantes is an adjunct professor for Barry University Podiatric Medical School.


On his spare time, Dr. Abrantes enjoys spending time with his family, the outdoors, fishing, traveling, listening
to music, watching movies, playing guitar , and serving in the local church.


Certifications/License:
-State of Florida Podiatric Medical License
-Board Certified, American Board Podiatric Medicine
-Certified course in AO Surgery Techniques
-Certified in Arthroscopic Foot and Ankle surgery
-Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification
-Certified in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
-Certified Completion of True/Lock Lower extremity, Trauma, and Reconstruction 2008

Memberships:
-Past-President, Miami-Dade County Podiatric    Medical Association
-Associate, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
-Associate, American Podiatric Medical Association
-Associate, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
-Associate, American Professional Wound Care
-Association Member, Florida Podiatric Medical Association
-Member, American Academy of Stem Cell Physicians
    
Staff privileges:
-South Miami Hospital (Former Chief of Podiatry)
-Baptist Hospital
-South Miami Surgery Center
-Medical Arts Surgical Center, South Miami Hospital
-West Kendall Baptist Hospital
-South Miami Wound Care Center