Joshua Parreco, MD

Parreco Joshua
Trauma and Acute Care
Primary Office
Address 1150 N 35th Avenue
Suite 650
Hollywood, FL 33021

About Me

I am a trauma and acute care surgeon at Memorial Healthcare System. I treat patients suffering from acute traumatic injury such as motor vehicle crashes, falls, firearm injuries, and stab wounds.

I also treat patients with emergency general surgical conditions such as cholecystitis, appendicitis, and soft tissue infections. In the intensive care unit, I care for patients who are suffering from multiorgan system failure and require advanced life support such as mechanical ventilation and continuous renal replacement.

I chose a career in medicine because I believe the true way to find joy in life is through benevolent action. Helping patients recover from illness and injury through surgical procedures is the most direct way I feel I can induce healing as a physician.

Building trust with my patients and their loved ones is very important to me. I find it’s essential to the healing process that the patient trusts the plan of care and those delivering it. I also offer emotional support that supplements the surgical and medical care I provide.

In addition to caring for patients, I am a peer reviewer for the Public Library of Science (PLOS) One, Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and World Journal of Surgery. I also have more than forty peer-reviewed publications and participate regularly at regional and national surgical conferences.

Related Medical Services


  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 2013
  • JFK Medical Center, 2018, Surgery
  • Ryder Trauma Center, 2019
American Board of Surgery-Surgery
American Board of Surgery-Surgical Critical Care



Please view Dr. Joshua P. Parreco’s publications on PubMed.


  • General Surgery Resident of the Year, University of Miami, Palm Beach, 2018 
  • 2nd Place Resident Paper Competition, Florida Committee on Trauma, 2018 
  • Gold Medal Forum Presentation, Southeastern Surgical Congress, 2018 
  • Scholarly Activity Commendation, University of Miami, Palm Beach, 2017 
  • Florida Vascular Foundation Scholarship, Florida Vascular Society, 2015 
  • George Paff Teaching Award, University of Miami, Palm Beach, 2014 
  • Research Day Best Poster Presentation in General Surgery, JFK Medical Center, 2014 ABSITE 80th Percentile Club, University of Miami, Palm Beach, 2014

Professional Organizations

  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma 
  • Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons


My clinical research interests include utilizing large medical data repositories and artificial intelligence to improve patient care.


  • Parreco, J., Donath, E., Bathaii, M. M., & Finch, M. (2016, June). Comparing
    Outcomes After Endovascular Versus Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
    Using The Nationwide Readmission Database. Presented at the C3 Conference,
    Orlando, FL
  • Parreco, J., Eby, M., Kurian, A., Faber, C., & Kozol, R. (2017, January). Meta-analysis of Thromboelastography for Postoperative Hemorrhage After Cardiac Surgery. Presented at the Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas, NV. 
  • Eby, M., Parreco, J., Martinez, R., & Kozol, R. (2017, January). Outcomes and Costs for Thoracoscopic Alone Versus Robotic Assisted Thoracoscopic Procedures. Presented at the Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas, NV. 
  • Parreco, J., Payson, A., Scurci, S., Tashiro, J., & Sola, J. (2017, January). Teenage Trauma Patients are at Increased Risk of 30-day Readmission For Mental Disorders. Presented at the Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas, NV. 
  • Patel, C., Parreco, J., Cortolillo, N., Castillo, A., & Orloff, S. (2017, March). Risk Factors and Costs Associated with Hemodialysis After Liver Transplant. Presented at the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL. 
  • Patel, C., Parreco, J., Kaza, S., & Castillo, A. (2017, March). Nationwide outcomes and costs of laparoscopic and robotic vs open hepatectomies. Presented at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Houston, TX. 
  • Castillo, A., Parreco, J., Naugler, W. E., Kolbeck, K. J., Farsad, K., Orloff, S. L., … Enestvedt, C. K. (2017, April). A propensity matched survival analysis comparing treatment strategies for stage B and C hepatocellular carcinoma. Presented at the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL.
  • Rattan, R., Parreco, J., Zakrison, T. L., Yeh, D. D., Lieberman, H. M., & Namias, N. (2017, May). Same-Hospital Re-Admission Rate Is Not Reliable for Measuring PostOperative Infection-Related Re-Admission. Presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society, St. Louis, MO. 
  • Rattan, R., Parreco, J., & Namias, N. (2017, September). Nonelective Readmission After Emergency General Surgery. Presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Baltimore, MD. 
  • Zarak, A., Parreco, J., Tuggle, K., & Duncan, T. (2017, October). Predictors for 30- Day Readmissions After Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery. Presented at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek, Washington, DC. 

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