Board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.
Served as Chief of Podiatry at South Miami Hospital 2012-16.
Born and raised in Harrison, N.J, Dr. Abrantes completed his A.A.S. in dietetics with honors at Middlesex Community College, New Jersey. He was then accepted to New York University to complete a bachelor's degree in dietetics receiving the only transfer scholarship in which he surpassed for a more hands on degree in sports medicine. He then completed his bachelor’s in Sports medicine athletic training at Barry University, Miami, Florida.
He also made it as a walk-on to the Barry University Men’s Soccer team and became a starter. He was on the Scholastic-Athlete Men’s Honors List throughout his collegiate years and made the academic dean’s list twice. He was the Recipient of the Coaches Athlete Award in Men’s Soccer in 1997.
While completing his degree he became board certified in sports medicine athletic training.
During this period, Dr. Abrantes had a keen interest in foot and ankle medicine as well as biomechanics, treating many athletes alongside both orthopedic and podiatric surgeons. Dr. Abrantes noticed there was a need for patients in this area, thus he decided to be specialized as a foot and ankle surgeon (Podiatrist).
He then completed his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree (D.P.M.) at Barry University, Miami, Florida. Upon completing his D.P.M. Degree, he was presented with the Barry University/ American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Award for Excellence in Podiatric Surgery. Recipient of the Podiatric Clinical Student Scholarship, 2004-05 Recipients, Dean’s Academic Scholarship, 2002 Academic President’s List, two semesters and the Academic Dean’s List, four semesters. Dr. Abrantes was one of only three medical students in school history to obtain a perfect score in clinical gross anatomy lab.
His externships involved working alongside Dr. Guman at the Fort Benning Army Base Ranger Jump School in Columbus, Georgia to gain a higher level of trauma experience.
Dr. Abrantes completed a three year residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Baptist and South Miami Hospitals in Miami.
During residency, he also was able to be involved in surgically treating crippled children abroad in the Yucatan Children's Project in Mexico from 2005-2008 with Dr Keith Kashuk and Dr Gary Dockery. He also led the 2 mission trips as lead resident, teaching 1st and 2nd yr Podiatry Residents.
Dr. Abrantes specializes in treating many disorders of the lower extremity involving the foot and ankle utilizing the latest conservative and advanced reconstructive techniques.
Speaker, Primatrix Skin Xenografts Trauma and Wound Care, 2009, 2010
Over the past few years he was mentioned in Baptist Salud Miami Herald in treating a rare condition called Olmsted Syndrome. Thus, preventing a teenager from amputating bilateral legs. Patient was one of 26 females out of 74 cases worldwide Dr. Abrantes is in the process of writing journal article.
Served as Chief of Podiatry at South Miami Hospital 2012-16. Overseeing 30 attendings and 9 Surgical residents.
Dr. Abrantes is an adjunct professor for Barry University Podiatric Medical School, providing a teaching environment for students to broaden their exposure to patient care, enhancing the understanding of biomechanics and Podiatric medical care to assist patients with the latest utmost conservative and surgical care as needed.
Dr. Abrantes enjoys spending time with his family, the outdoors, fishing, traveling, listening to music, watching movies, and serving in his local church.
With years of experience as a podiatrist, our foot doctor and medical team will assess your foot pain and discomfort to create a custom recovery plan that's right for you. We understand the importance of educating our patients on the most effective way to take care of your lower extremity pain, involving the foot and ankle so that you can heal quickly to get back to a functional quality of life.
Our mission is to provide our patients personalized, high-quality foot and ankle care. We have created a podiatrist practice that we believe in and choose for our own family members.
The doctor communicates openly with patients to reach an understanding of their lower extremities concerns.
Dr. Abrantes oath as a foot doctor is to work with patients to meet their goals/needs for an effective medical care plan to aid in the relief and recovery of their foot and ankle pain. FLEFAC works with other specialists in the community to provide the utmost care and well being for our patients as well. We are dedicated to specializing to highest standards of excellence and professionalism in podiatric medicine & surgery.