Meet the Medical Directors

Daniel C. Carney, DO Medical Director St. Anthony’s Rehabilitation HospitalDaniel C. Carney, DO
Medical Director
St. Anthony’s Rehabilitation Hospital


Dr. Carney received his undergraduate degree (BS) from the University of Miami in 1977. His path to Rehabilitation Medicine was, however, a bit unconventional. A former sportscaster and talk show host in Miami and in Atlanta for CNN, Dr. Carney realized the beginning of his lifelong passion by attending Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Graduating in 1995, he completed his internship at Palmetto General Hospital and then moved to Boston, Massachusetts for his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Boston University Medical Center. Upon completion in 1999, he joined the staff of Boston University Medical School as Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine. He is Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and attained his Subspecialty in Spinal Cord Injury from the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2002. Dr. Carney is also Board Certified by the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is licensed to practice medicine in Florida and Massachusetts. Dr. Carney is a native of South Florida, and it was only natural that he and his family return to the Sunshine State in 2003. He has served as Medical Director of St. Anthony’s Rehabilitation Hospital since that time. His clinical interests include spinal cord injury, stroke, sports medicine, and musculoskeletal disorders. Dr. Carney is married with 4 children, and enjoys golf, fishing, and antique “muscle” cars.

Miriam Feliz, MD Medical Director St. Catherine’s Rehabilitation Hospital St. Catherine's West Rehabilitation HospitalMiriam Feliz, MD
Medical Director
St. Catherine’s Rehabilitation Hospital
St. Catherine's West Rehabilitation Hospital


Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Dr. Feliz received her undergraduate and medical school education at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, graduating in 1975. She undertook internship training in internal medicine at the Moscoso Puello General Hospital in Santo Domingo (1973-1975). She completed her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Boston University Medical Center (1977-1980). She also completed a fellowship in industrial rehabilitation and spinal cord injury at Boston University Medical Center (1980-1981). She became Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1989. She is licensed to practice medicine in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Washington, DC. Dr. Feliz established her medical practice in 1982 in the specialty areas of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Geriatric Rehabilitation, Industrial Medicine, and Spinal Cord Injury. In 1988, she began a now long-standing commitment to St. Catherine’s Rehabilitation Hospital. Presently, she is a Medical Director at St. Catherine’s. Her current interests include cardiac rehabilitation, brain injury, and osteoporosis. Her favorite hobby is boating and spending time with her family.

Veronica Gipps, MD Co-Medical Director St. Anthony’s Rehabilitation Hospital Veronica Gipps, MD
Co-Medical Director

St. Anthony’s Rehabilitation Hospital

Dr. Veronica Gipps has practiced Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in the state of Florida since 1992. Physiatry is an American Board of Medicine recognized specialty that treats patients with neurologic and orthopedic disorders resulting in disabilities. The goal of physiatry is to assist a patient to become more functional and regain independence using a multi- disciplinary approach. Such patients include those with stroke, amputation, spinal cord injury, poliomyelitis, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, rheumatologic and orthopedic disorders and pain. The physiatrist networks closely with physical, occupational & speech therapist, orthotists and prosthetics as a team leader. Dr. Gipps has been licensed in Florida since 1992 and in private practice since 1993. She is Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 1992 and as an independent Medical Examiner since 2001. Her training has included a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Florida 1983, completion of medical school at Ponce School of Medicine, preliminary year of Internal Medicine at Tulane University 1987-1988 and one year of General Surgery at Brooklyn Caledonian Hospital 1988-1989, as well as a three year residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York 1989-1992.

German Ojeda-Correal, MD Co-Medical Director St. Catherine’s Rehabilitation Hospital St. Catherine's West Rehabilitation HospitalGerman Ojeda-Correal, MD
Co-Medical Director
St. Catherine’s Rehabilitation Hospital
St. Catherine's West Rehabilitation Hospital


Dr. Ojeda-Correal graduated from Universidad Javeriana-Facultad de Medicina where he also completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery in 2001. After four years as attending physician in different hospitals and clinics, in 2005 he moved to the US with his family. He entered a surgical internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach in 2007. Dr. Ojeda-Correal then completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami in 2011.                   

 

Clinton Jules, MD Medical Director St. John's Nursing CenterClinton Jules, MD
Medical Director
St. John's Nursing Center

 Dr. Jules graduated from Miami Central Senior High in 1990. He then obtained his B.A. at Cornell University in 1994.  He then attended the University of Pittsburgh and received his M.D. in 1998.  He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the Cleveland Clinic Florida from 1998 to 2001.  Dr. Jules is currently in private practice, with an interest in geriatrics.  He is also the Medical Director of St John’s Nursing Center. 

 

Francisco Adelquis Cruz, MD  Medical Director St. Anne's Nursing Center and ResidenceFrancisco Adelquis Cruz, MD 
Medical Director
St. Anne's Nursing Center and Residence 

Born in Havana, Cuba, Dr. Cruz received his degree Doctor in Medicine from The Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana in 1988 and completed his specialty training in Family Practice in 1993. He had multiple publications in The General Integral Medicine (Family Practices) Magazine and several presentations in International Medical Conventions when he was living in Cuba. He immigrated to Venezuela in 1993 where he worked as a physician in a private practice and long term facilities.

He moved to United of States and finished his Internal Medicine residency program at Raritan Bay Medical Center, affiliated to Robert Wood Johnson University in 2003, where he served as chief resident in the same program in 2003.

He joined to a Hospitalist Company in 2003 when he moved to Miami and started his private practice in 2005 based in Hospital, Hospice and Skill Nursing Facilities services. He has been Medical Director of St. Anne’s Nursing Facility since 2009. 

 

Hamidreza Moghaddam, M.D.  Medical Director Villa Maria Nursing CenterHamidreza Moghaddam, M.D.
Medical Director
Villa Maria Nursing Center

Dr. Moghaddam specializes in internal medicine. Always striving to give the patient the best care possible, Dr. Moghaddam spends much of his time visiting his patients.  He is also an active medical researcher having assisted in an array of medical research ranging from a cardiovascular manifestation of HIV infected patients to brain tumor case presentation.  He also spent a year fulfilling his fellowship studying clinical immunology, HIV/AIDS in the Department of Infectious Diseases, at the University of Miami, Jackson memorial Hospital.  He was voted Physician of the Year at North Shore Medical Center 2009.n's N 

Dr. Moghaddam also holds a Basic Life Support Certification, his ECFMG Certification and his Florida Medical License.  Dr. Moghaddam attended Florida International University, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and served with residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New Jersey.  Dr. Moghaddam was the Principal delegate of Committee of Interns and Residents at Jersey City Medical Center from 2003-2005.  He was also featured in South Florida Hospital News as one of the top physicians.