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Jack Ber Yaffa, American surgeon, health facility administrator, educator. Certified American Board Surgery; certified Florida Board Medical Examiners, Virginia Board Medical Examiners.


Yaffa, Jack Ber was born on April 28, 1941 in Camden, New Jersey, United States. Son of Harry and Rose (Plotkin) Yaffa.


Bachelor, University Richmond, 1963. Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, 1968.


Surgical intern University Miami (Florida) Medical Center, 1968-1969, surgical resident, 1969-1973, chief resident in surgery, 1972-1973. Private practice in general-vascular surgery Miami, 1973-1995. Associate chief of staff ambulatory care Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1995—2001, chief emergency service.

Assistant professor clinical surgery University Miami Medical School, 1995—2001, assistant professor clinical medicine, since 1998. Medical director Baptist Hospital Miami, since 2001, director hospitalist program, since 2004. Chief medical officer Oakland Park Outpatient Clinic, Department Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Assistant chief of surgery Baptist Hospital Miami, 1978-1979, chief of surgery, 1980-1981, 91-93, chief of cardiac surgery, 1982-1984, chief of trauma surgery, 1983, chairman peripheral vascular laboratory, 1982-1983, chief of staff, 1984-1988, administrative director critical care, 1988-1992. Active staff South Miami Hospital. Member governing board emergency medical services training University Miami School Medicine, 1989-1995.


Fellow American College of Surgeons (governor-at-large 1990, Board of Governors 1991-1996, instructor advanced trauma life support 1981-1993, member state committee trauma 1985-1993, secretary-treasurer Miami chapter 1983-1985, president Miami chapter 1985-1987, councilor Miami chapter 1990-1992). Member American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association (commission on emergency medical services, county on hospital medical staffs), Florida Surgical Society (board directors since 1990), South Florida Noninvasive Vascular Society, Miami Surgical Society, Jackson Surgical Society, Dade County Medical Association, Society Laparendoscopic Surgeons, Southeastern Surgical Congress, Southern Medical Congress (associate councilor 1989), Surgical History Society.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: boating, fishing.


Married Phyllis A. Pollack, June 21, 1964. Children: Andrew, Samuel, Jodi, Gregory.