It is our mission at the Soffer Health Institute to offer you the best available medical treatments, using state of the art technology and cutting edge research in a caring, family-oriented environment.
Now that you know our mission, take a moment to get to know the staff behind this statement. We proudly speak Spanish, Hebrew, Creole and Portuguese.
The Soffer Health Institute, with offices throughout Miami-Dade and Broward County, Florida, is dedicated to making you feel at home throughout your medical evaluation and treatment procedures. We will thoroughly evaluate your condition with the latest research and techniques available, answer any and all questions that you may have, and present you with a carefully considered customized treatment plan that best suits your individual needs. We are here to help you. It is our motto that “Home is where the Heart (and Veins) are!”and we strive to treat you like family every step of the way.
Dr. Ariel Soffer, M.D.,FACC,,set out to create a place where patients can not only get the finest cardiovascular care and preventive treatment that the world has to offer, but to do so in a setting that allows every patient to feel like part of his family. Dr. Soffer began his cardiovascular journey at the age of 16 when he finished highschool and enrolled in Pre-Med Studies, always wanting to be a cardiologist. After graduating medical school at the University of Miami with Distinction, he was accepted to the prestigious Cedars Sinai/UCLA residency program in Beverly Hills, California, one of the top cardiology programs in the world and published several articles on a wide range of cardiovascular topics.
Dr. Ariel Soffer is Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 1995 and in Cardiovascular Disease in 1998 and is a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology. He was named the Chief of Medicine of Hollywood Medical Center and later became the Official Doctor and Cardiologist of the NHL’s Florida Panthers from 2004-2008. Dr. Soffer also served as the Chief of Cardiology for Jackson North Medical Center, the newest hospital in one of the world’s largest academically affiliated Hospital Systems, Jackson Health.
He was asked by St. Jude Medical to write a book on Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome and it is often cited as one of the definitive works on this common and misunderstood cardiovascular disorder. He maintains affiliations and teaching relationships with the University of Florida’s Vascular Biology Working Group, Barry University, and Nova University.
He is one of the first cardiologists to become proficient in the new laser treatment of Varicose Veins, an often undiagnosed vascular problem plaguing men and women of all ages. In fact, dozens of cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons have trained in his endovenous laser ablation techniques and for which he runs a prestigious physician training program.
He retains an open mind regarding requests by his patients for alternative treatments and for this reason, the Life Extension Foundation has asked him to write numerous articles in their prestigious and internationally regarded publications. In fact, recently his interest in Enhanced External Counter Pulsation received national attention as an FDA and Medicare approved alternative to angioplasty or bypass surgery. This procedure is currently available at the Soffer Health Institute.
Dr. Felipe Cubas is a Board Certified Physician who specializes in Internal Medicine, Primary Care and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Cubas is a General Surgeon and a Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, and has an MBA from the University of Miami. Dr. Cubas has 27 years of experience in adult and pediatric emergencies. He has 10 years of experience as an Emergency Staff Physician in Level One Trauma Centers. Dr. Cubas is fluent in Spanish and English. Walk-ins are welcome.
Dr. Luke Maj is an extensively trained physician who attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University and completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Furthermore, Dr. Maj undertook additional fellowship training in Neuroradiology & Musculoskeletal Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Maj is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology. He has a comprehensive background in minimally invasive interventional procedures including nationally presented work in Radio Frequency Tumor Ablation Assisted by Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound as well as dedicated research in Limb salvage via Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis.
Currently, Dr. Maj’s interests focus on educating patients and fellow physicians in innovative treatment options for post thrombotic syndrome in patients with chronic venous insufficiency following a diagnosis of a deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in the legs). He welcomes such patients for a one-on-one consultation to learn and discuss interventions and treatment options that may not have been previously offered with their post thrombotic syndrome. Furthermore, Dr. Maj has significant experience and compassion for patients dealing with life long effects of lymphedema (primary and secondary) and specifically vasogenic origin of lymphedema from venous disease.
With his profound knowledge, vast experience and personal interest in all of the latest vein technologies, Dr. Maj’s focus is geared toward the advancements in the treatment of vein disease and endorses a comprehensive vascular evaluation. Hence, he can provide his patients with the most up-to-date and beneficial interventions and conservative treatment options for best possible cosmetic and physiologic results with little or no pain and quick recovery time.
Dr. Maj is highly passionate about helping each and every patient to enhance their vein health.
Dr. Neil Furman is a dedicated Board Certified physician who specializes in Internal Medicine. He graduated from Union College in Schenectady, NY in 1995. He then attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, graduating in 2000. Dr. Furman completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai in Miami in 2003. Dr. Furman has been in in private practice since 2003.
Dr. Rick Fraga, M.D., FACS Dr. Rick Fraga, M.D.,FACS, is a double boarded cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon with board certifications in both general surgery and cardiovascular thoracic surgery. He has performed a fellowship in vascular surgery and has dedicated his life to cardiovascular and thoracic diseases.
He uses the latest methods and techniques of micro-surgical treatment for varicose veins and venous diseases. Dr. Fraga’s 31 years of experience along with his interest in cardiovascular and venous disease gives him a superior perspective of how to deal with these problems. He is part of a group of excellent physicians in the evaluation and treatment of venous disease at the Soffer Health Institute.
Dr. Ronald Bush, M.D., FACS Dr. Ronald Bush, M.D.,FACS,, is one of the nation’s leading specialists in venous diseases. He is Board certified in general vascular surgery. His knowledge and skill as a surgeon qualify him as a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Bush is the author of numerous scientific papers and holds patents for surgical instruments. For the past 15 years, Dr. Bush has devoted his practice solely to the treatment of venous disease. Physicians throughout the world have visited and have been trained by Dr. Bush. Many of the new procedures now performed in the ambulatory treatment of varicose veins have originated in part from his clinical studies.
Dr Susan B Fox is an expert in vein and vascular diagnosis and treatment. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Vascular Medicine and Phlebology (the treatment of veins). She was one of the first physicians in the United States to be Board Certified in the treatment of veins. As well, she is a Registered Physician Vascular Interpreter (RPVI) and is certified to read vascular ultrasound studies. After completing her MedicalResidency and Vascular Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, she joined the teaching faculty at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University. There,she was the first physician in Cleveland and one of the first nationally to perform endovenous laser ablation. At University Hospitals of Cleveland, she started their first vein treatment and vascular medicine center. She has been on the cutting edge of vein treatments for decades. She was one of the first 20 physicians in the United States to perform the ClariVein® procedure and the first in Broward County, Florida. Dr Fox is a Diplomate of the American College of Phlebology and a Fellow of the Society of Vascular Medicine. In 2005, she was certified in Hyperbaric Medicine and worked at the Memorial Hospital Wound Care Center for years. Prior to joining Soffer Vein experts, Dr Fox has been a Partner with Cardiovascular Consultants of South Florida for the past ten years. There, she served as the Director of the Vascular Lab and the Director of the Vein and Vascular Diagnostic and Treatment Center. She has been featured as a vein expert onmultiple news programs in both America and Latin America and has written numerous articles and lectured extensively on varicose veins. She has developed her own techniques for injecting veins and her office is recognized as an expert training facility by multiple corporations. She has decades of experience in treating veins, and thousands of happy patients. Sheoffers the newest and best minimally invasive vein procedures including; Endovenous laser ablation, ClariVein®, Ambulatory phlebectomies, ultrasound guided injections, foam and traditional sclerotherapy. She has successfully taught physicians and medical personnel in the treatment of venous disease for over a decade at her vein treatment facility. She is fluent in Spanish and English.
Dr. Yael Myers is a Board Certified physician who specializes in Internal Medicine. She started her medical career as an undergraduate at prestigious Princeton University where she was a pre-medical student and graduated with honors in Psychology. She then attended medical school in Manhattan at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, graduating in 1998. Dr. Myers then relocated to South Florida where she completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Miami, Jackson Medical Center in 2001.
Dr. Myers has been practicing Internal Medicine in South Florida since completing her training at the University of Miami. She has divided her time and her expertise between office Primary Care and Hospitalist work believing that the combination of the two practices would make the best, most well-rounded Physician for her patients. She is a thoroughly patient oriented Physician who cares deeply for her community and for her patients. She has served on the Peer Review Committee at North Shore Medical Center. She is a prior Vice Chairman of the Miami Jewish Federation's Maimonides Society and has been on the Advisory Board of St. Catherine's Rehabilitation Center/Catholic Health Services for many years. Dr. Myers was a prior Associate Professor at Barry University where she taught Internal Medicine to PA students. She has also appeared on local television several times discussing contemporary medical topics such as cardiovascular health, bone health and the affects of stress on longevity.
Dr. Yael Myers is a self-proclaimed people lover. She is an advocate of the belief that people and patients' needs come first. She welcomes her long-standing and new patients to her practice in Aventura. She has been on staff at Aventura Medical Center for over 10 years where she also spent many years as a Hospitalist Physician. She is also a Memorial Doctor, seeing patients at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood.