Dr. Joan Alvarez was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. At a very young age, he knew he wanted to follow his father’s footsteps and become and ob-gyn. After earning his medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in Santiago, Dr. Alvarez gained extensive experience working alongside his father, Dr. Francisco A. Alvarez D ’Oleo, before pursuing his dream in the United States.
Dr. Joan Alvarez completed his Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency at Yale New Haven Health/Bridgeport Hospital, which is affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine. He also worked alongside world renowned surgeons during his volunteer trips with the USAID, Heart to Heart Mission, and the International Children’s Heart Foundation in helping under-served communities in Honduras and the Dominican Republic.
With his strong surgical background and excellent gynecologic minimally invasive/robotic surgical skills, Dr. Alvarez was elected to become a member of the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists (AAGL) in 2015. He joined Levin’s Women’s Health in 2015 and is looking forward to serving the female population in the Miami area. Dr. Alvarez is fluent in English and Spanish.