FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Oct. 14, 2015) – The Holy Cross Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician employed group of more than 160 physicians providing services throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties, has announced the addition of three pulmonologists.
Edward Coopersmith, MD, specializes in pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine and sleep medicine. Most recently in private practice, he has served as co-director of intensivist services at Holy Cross Hospital since 2006. At various times during his distinguished career, he served at Holy Cross as chief of medicine and president of the medical staff. Dr. Coopersmith is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and pulmonary disease and is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. A previous president of the Broward Lung Association, he is a member of the American Thoracic Society, Florida Medical Association, American Physician Fellowship, and the Musser-Burch Society. He received his medical degree from the University of Madrid Medical School in Spain and performed his residency and a fellowship at Charity Hospital Tulane Division in New Orleans. He has been honored as Humanitarian Physician of the Year by the Florida Medical Association, with the Humanitarian Award from the American College of Chest Physicians, and with the Leading Man Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Daniel Heller, MD, specializes in pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. Most recently, Dr. Heller was a fellow in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital/ University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and served as an intensivist at Holy Cross Hospital. Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and board-eligible in pulmonary disease, he is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and an associate of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Heller received his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine at the University of Tel Aviv in Israel and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, where he was chief resident.
Ronald Scott, MD, has most recently been in private practice with Dr. Coopersmith and has served with him as co-director of critical care services at Holy Cross Hospital since 2006. During his notable career, he has served as chief of medicine and co-director of the respiratory therapy department at Holy Cross. He will be focusing on pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine and sleep medicine as well as serving as an intensivist at Holy Cross. Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and pulmonary disease and a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, Dr. Scott is a member of the American College of Physicians and an associate of the American Thoracic Society. He also is a member of the American Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Scott received his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. He performed a residency at George Washington Hospital in Washington, D.C., and completed a fellowship at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Drs. Coopersmith, Heller and Scott will be located in the Holy Cross Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine Practice located at 5601 N. Dixie Highway in Fort Lauderdale. To schedule an appointment, call 954-491-3440.
About Holy Cross Hospital
A part of Trinity Health, Fort Lauderdale, FL-based Holy Cross Hospital is a full-service, non-profit, Catholic, teaching hospital operating in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Through strategic collaborations and a commitment to being a person-centered, transforming, healing presence, the 557-bed hospital offers progressive inpatient, outpatient and community outreach services and clinical research trials to meet our diverse community's evolving healthcare needs. Thriving since 1955, Holy Cross Hospital's medical staff numbers more than 600, represents more than 40 specialties and is complemented by more than 3,000 employees — all working to make Holy Cross our community's trusted health partner for life. To learn more about Holy Cross Hospital, visit holy-cross.com, “like” Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale on Facebook, or follow @holycrossfl on Twitter.