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Dr. Deben – Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing for 10 years

Sophia Deben, MD, is a new member of International Orthopaedic Specialists. Having just completed a 7 year tour of duty with the United States Navy, to include a combat tour in Iraq, she returns to her home in Miami, Florida to serve her community. 

She graduated from The George Washington University School of Medicine and after completing an orthopaedic residency in Kansas City, MO, was stationed at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune in support of the U.S. Marine Corps. She then completed a fellowship in Portland, Maine in complex foot and ankle reconstruction. At her next military station, Naval Medical Center San Diego, she served as the military foot and ankle surgeon for the entire west coast to include patients from Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. There, she had the opportunity to care for many military wounded warriors as well as special forces patients. 

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Dr. Sher – Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing for 20 years

Dr. Sher has been practicing Orthopaedic Surgery in Miami Beach for over 20 years. Originally a native of New York, he and his family moved to Los Angeles, CA where he grew up with a life long interest in the human body. He obtain his Bachelors of Science at UCLA in Psychobiology and proceeded to obtain his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) at USC.

With the goal of obtaining top notch training, Dr. Sher relocated again now to S. Florida where he completed his Orthopaedic Surgical Residency at the University of Miami. He then proceeded to complete a year-long fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery with the well-known Dr. Joseph Ianotti.

During that time and for many years later, Dr. Sher was very involved in clinical scientific research, producing pivotal data on rotator cuff disease that is still used by surgeons today.

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