The BMHG surgery team will use the morbidity and mortality rounds to analyze the team management of a patient care, identify opportunities for surgical and system improvements and, as an interdisciplinary surgical team, address causes of adverse patient outcomes with the goal of improving patient care. 

Participation in the morbidity and mortality rounds are by invitation only. 


BHMG Surgery M&M invited members only (Surgeons, PAs, and APRNs in the Department of Surgery). 


  • Analyze team management of a patient care and clinical outcomes.
  • Identify opportunities for surgical and system improvements to reduce the morbidity and mortality of surgical patients. 
  • Utilize the knowledge of the interdisciplinary surgical team to address causes of adverse patient outcomes. 
  • Perform literature review related to specific clinical cases. 


Anthony Gonzalez, M.D. 
Chief of Surgery, Baptist Hospital of Miami
Medical Director Bariatric Surgery, Baptist Health
Founding Program Director MIS Fellowship, Baptist Health
Assistant Professor of Surgery, FIU College of Medicine

Jorge Rabaza, M.D.
Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Member, Baptist Health Medical Group
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Voluntary Instructor of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Christopher M. Garcia MMS PA-C
Manager of Advanced Practice Providers General Surgery
BHMG General Surgery/ Bariatric Surgery
Baptist Health South Florida 

 Jose A. Pazos-Perez, PA-C 
 Manager of Advanced Practice Providers General Surgery  
 Physician Assistant 
 BHMG General, Bariatric and Colorectal Surgery 

Anthony Gonzalez, M.D. and Jorge Rabaza, M.D., moderators of this educational activity, has no  financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose.

Christopher M. Garcia MMS PA-C and Jose A. Pazos-Perez, PA-C , interprofessional coordinators of this educational activity have no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

None of the planners for this educational activity has relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies. 

*Ineligible Companies - Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.


As a participant of the BHMG Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) Rounds involved in the evaluation and improvement of quality of care and service, I recognize that confidentiality is vital. Therefore, I agree to respect and maintain the confidentiality of all discussions, records and information generated in connection within the BHMG M&M Rounds and to make no voluntary disclosure of such information except to persons authorized.

As a participant of the M&M Rounds, I will ensure that my participation in the peer review process and discussions will be made in a non-discriminatory manner and will not be made based on the patients' race, ethnic/national identity, gender, age, sexual orientation, or patient population for which they serve.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer


Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 1 credit hour, CE Broker Course #20-842266, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 1credit for Nurse Practitioners and Nurses. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.



American Board of Surgery - Maintenance of Certification (MOC) - Accredited CME - General Surgery

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

Successful completion of this course is submitted to specialty boards through the ACCME's PARS system. 

Session date: 
01/12/2024 - 7:30am to 8:30am EST
  • 1.00 ABS MOC II
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing

Please login or register for a Baptist Health CME account to take this course.