Meet Dr. Soffer

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AVENTURA, Fla. - Dr. Soffer began his cardiovascular journey at the age of 16 when he finished high school and enrolled in pre-med studies, having always wanted 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, Calif., one of the top cardiology programs in the world. There he published several articles on a wide range of cardiovascular topics.

His post-graduate education included the University of Southern California and Mt. Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Soffer was Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 1995 and in Cardiovascular Disease in 1998. He is a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology.

He was named the Chief of Medicine at Hollywood Medical Center and later became the official doctor and cardiologist of the Florida Panthers from 2004-2008.

Dr. Soffer also served as the Section Chief of Cardiology for Jackson North Medical Center.

He also authored a book on Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome which is often cited as one of the definitive works on this common and misunderstood cardiovascular disorder.

Dr. Soffer 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. Physicians and surgeons from all over the world have trained in his endovenous laser ablation techniques for which he runs a prestigious physician training program.

He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Nova University Medical School, and is on staff at Aventura Hospital and the Memorial Healthcare System.

He is currently the Medical Director of the Soffer Health Institute, a multispecialty practice with offices throughout South Florida.

The Soffer Health Institute is located at 21097 NE 27th Court, Suite 330, Aventura, FL 33180. Telephone: 305-792-0555, Fax: 305-792-0557. Website:

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