Meet Our PAs
The physician assistants at the Miami Institute for Joint Reconstruction are handpicked for excellence and teamed with our physicians to provide outstanding orthopedic care. Physician assistants are a big part of what makes our office run so smoothly, and they will work hand-in-hand with your physician to help carry out your treatment plan. Meet our team of dedicated PAs below.
Nicole Sanda, PA-C
Attended the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Health Science while playing NCAA soccer for the Division I Bearcats. She then went on to Barry University in Miami, Florida where she graduated with a Master of Clinical Medical Science from the Physician Assistant program. She holds current NCCPA Certification. She is also a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants (FAPA) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).
Oliver Lee, PA-C
Oliver Lee obtained his degree of Bachelor of Science in Anthropology with a concentration in biological anthropology from the University of California at Los Angeles, UCLA. In 2007, Mr. Lee graduated with Master of Medical Clinical Sciences in physician assistant studies from Barry University.
Javier Gonzalez, PA-C
Javier Gonzalez is a skilled Physician Assistant with an extensive medical background. Having served in the United States Navy and Marine Corps as a Hospital Corpsman, he gained invaluable experiences that initiated his career in the medical field. His military medical experiences include practice in Medical Surgery Wards, Intensive Care Units, Emergency Rooms, and combat medical service over the course of two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom, earning him special recognition and awards for medical and operational contributions to the war effort. Upon Honorable Discharge, Gonzalez worked as a Critical Care Technician in the Emergency Room in University of Miami Hospital while attending the Physician Assistant Program at Miami-Dade College. Graduating with honors, Gonzalez is a board certified Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), and has experience in Internal Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants (FAPA) and the American Academy of
Physician Assistants (AAPA), as well as a certified Clinical Adjunct Faculty Member
of Miami-Dade College.
Manny Bashir, PA-C
Manny Bashir, PA-C, of Miami FL, a trauma orthopedic physician assistant at Kendall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Bashir attended Miami Dade College where he received an associates degree in radiologic technology as well as a bachelor's degree in physician assistant studies. He is a past president of Miami Dade College Physician Assistant Program Class of 2010. He is a member of Florida Academy Of Physician Assistants (FAPA) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). He holds a current NCCPA and ARRT certification.