Javier Hernández-Lichtl began his career with Baptist Health as an administrative resident at Baptist Hospital more than 30 years ago. Today, he leads Doctors Hospital and Baptist Health Orthopedic Care. He also holds the role of Chief Academic Officer for Baptist Health South Florida, leading Baptist Health Academics, which includes all nursing, pharmacy, allied health and Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs.
Mr. Hernández-Lichtl’s dedication to the South Florida community encompasses not only healthcare but also education, the arts, and sports/wellness issues. He currently serves on the board of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Orange Bowl Committee, and is a past board member of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, and a past chair of the board of trustees of Miami International University of Art & Design. As a current board member of Communities of Excellence 2026, he promotes the organization’s objective to improve the performance of communities and the people who lead and live in them.
A graduate of Holy Cross College, Mr. Hernández-Lichtl also holds a master’s degree in public health administration from Tulane University in New Orleans. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.