Elizabeth Anne Ouellette, MD, is a prominent board-certified orthopedic surgeon who performs hand surgeries of all complexities, particularly for athletes, as well as patients of all ages in hand and wrist fracture, ligament tear, nerve injuries, joint instability and small joint replacement surgery. She also specializes in tendon and nerve repair after trauma, inflammation and compression injuries. Currently maintaining her own practice, the Ouellette Group Physicians for the Hand since 2010, she is also affiliated with Baptist Hospital of Miami, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. She is also the chief of hand surgery and excels as a clinical professor in the Department of Orthopedics at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Moreover, since 2019, Dr. Ouelette has maintained activity as the chief of hand surgery at Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute and the Baptist Health Medical Group.
Formerly aligned with Miami International Hand Surgery Service, LLC, in North Miami Beach, Florida, Dr. Ouellette served as the director between 2007 and 2010. She also contributed for 12 years at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami as their chief of orthopedics between 1995 and 2007. Dr. Ouellette’s clinical research areas include wrist instability biomechanics, nerve injury repair, skin coverage and psychological intervention for upper extremity trauma patients. Becoming a prolific author as a result of her studies, she has published numerous articles in medical journals. She has also been an invited speaker at national and international academic symposia.
Dr. Ouellette has extensively taught and mentored medical students, residents and fellows in academic and clinical leadership roles. In 1985, she was hired by the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Miami’s School of Medicine as an assistant professor. She ultimately earned the distinguished title of an emeritus professor in 2007. Dr. Ouellette remains as a founding team member of the Institute for Women’s Health Leadership at the university, having helped establish the organization in 2002.
An alumnus of Texas A&M University, Dr. Ouellette received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry, cum laude, in 1974. She shortly thereafter acquired an MD at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1978, followed by residency work in orthopedics at the University of Washington and a fellowship in orthopedic hand surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital of the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Ouellette later acquired a Master of Business Administration at the University of Miami in 2002. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery since 1989 and certified in hand surgery though the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
A member of several industry-related organizations, Dr. Ouellette is notably a past president and past vice president of the Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society, and past vice president of the Kiros Hand Society. Among other memberships, she is a member of the Florida Hand Society, the J. Robert Gladding Orthopedic Society and the American Association for the Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Ouellette secured a Welsh Grant from Texas A&M University between 1972 and 1973. She has been honored with a Teaching Award from the University of Miami in 1998 and is a celebrated Marquis listee, having been featured in the 72nd edition of Who’s Who in America.