Javier Hernández-Lichtl

CEO of Doctors Hospital and of Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute

February 2020

Javier Hernández-Lichtl is a seasoned healthcare executive who most recently served as CEO of West Kendall Baptist Hospital, which he helped build from scratch 10 years ago. He is also the Chief Academic Officer for Baptist Health South Florida, leading their Center for Advancement of Learning. Hernández-Lichtl previously served as CEO of South Miami Hospital and as CEO of Baptist Outpatient Services, among other positions, and was named one of the Top 50 Most Influential Hispanics in the U.S. by Hispanic Business Magazine.

Latest Achievement

Took over in December as CEO of Coral Gables-based Doctors Hospital and the Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, succeeding Nelson Lazo.

What He Says

“I have lived in Coral Gables for 25 years, and now I get to work in the city. So, this is really like coming back home,” says Hernández-Lichtl, who served for years on the board of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. “My goal [at Doctors Hospital] is to further develop the work done by my predecessors… Doctors Hospital just celebrated 70 years, and is deeply grounded [in the community],” he says. “My other responsibility is the Orthopedics & Sports Institute, which is all about cutting edge, evidence-based research, all in a state-of-the-art facility we just opened with the Miami Heat. We want to translate that exceptional care we provide for the professional athlete to the weekend warrior – or just your average patient…”