Miriam Zylberglait Lisigurski, MD, Internal Medicine, Aventura, FL, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

MiriamZylberglait LisigurskiMDFACP

Internal Medicine Aventura, FL

Geriatric Medicine

Associate Program Director, Core Faculty and Attending Physician, Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

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  • Dr. Miriam Zylberglait Lisigurski is a double Board Certified physician, in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, with extensive clinical experience. She completed her medical education and Geriatric Fellowship in Peru, and provided patient care for over 10 years at the Naval Geriatric Center. Dr. Zylberglait Lisigurski moved to the US in 2011 where she completed her training in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

    Currently, she works as an Attending Physician at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center where she also has a rol as Associate Program Director and Core Faculty in the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program. In addition, Dr Zylberglait is a Faculty at the Florida International University.

    Dr. Zylberglait Lisigurski believes in a holistic approach to patient care, combining the medical evaluation, with the social, mental and functional assessments. She embraces the challenge of dealing with patients with multiple co-morbidities, focusing on well being, and quality of life of her patients, taking always in consideration their personal preferences and cultural beliefs.

Education & Training

  • Universidad Nacional Federico VillarrealOTHER_TRAINING
  • Cayetano Heredia University
    Cayetano Heredia UniversityMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • University of Miami School of MedicineRESIDENCY
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital - Jackson Health System
    Jackson Memorial Hospital - Jackson Health SystemFELLOWSHIP

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2016 - 2022
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Geriatric Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • ACP Young Achiever American College of Physician, 2017
  • First Place Clinical Science Presentation Miami VA Research Day Poster Session, 2016

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Computer-based programmed instruction did not improve the knowledge retention of medication instructions of individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus  
    Ruiz, J., Andrade, A., Anam, R., Lisigurski, M., Karanam, C., Sharit, J., Diabetes Educator, 1/1/2014
  • The Roles of Health Literacy, Numeracy, and Graph Literacy on the Usability of the VA’s Personal Health Record by Veterans  
    Sharit J, Lisigurski, M, Andrade AD, Karanam C, Nazi K, Lewis JR, Ruiz JG, Journal of Usability Studies, 1/1/2014
  • Health literacy, numeracy, and graphical literacy among veterans in primary care and their effect on shared decision making and trust in physicians  
    Rodríguez, V., Andrade, A., García-Retamero, R., Anam, R., Rodríguez, R., Lisigurski, M., Sharit, J., Ruiz, J., Journal of Health Communication, 1/1/2013
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Association of Frailty Characteristics and Hemoglobin A1c in Adults
    Cartwright, C., Kaur, A., Shaharyar, S., Lee, C., Ravindranathan, S., Jamal, O., Mandale, D., Zylberglait Lisigurski, M, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 26th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress, Austin, TX, 1/1/2017
  • Frailty and Health Care Utilization in Older Community Dwelling Veterans
    Zylberglait-Lisigurski M, Bueno Y, Karanam C, Akkineni S, Cevallos VD, and Ruiz JG, ACP Internal Medicine Meeting, San Diego, CA, 1/1/2017
  • Risk of falls in older adult patients receiving geriatric outpatient treatment
    Lisigurski, M., Morales, C., et al., 24th Congress of the Latin American Medical Association for Rehabilitation, Colombia, 1/1/2010
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  • Prevalence of the frailty phenotype in a young and middle aged ambulatory care population 
    Barcelona, Spain - 1/1/2017
  • Frailty and Health Care Utilization in Older Community Dwelling Veterans 
    Philadelphia, PA - 1/28/2016
  • Investigating Barriers to Effective Use by Patients of the VA’s Personal Health Record 
    Maui, HI - 1/13/2014
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  • The association between morbidity and overweight or obesity in older adults (Specialist in Geriatrics Thesis) 
    Lisigurski, M
  • The Assessment and Evolution of Functionality in Hospitalized Older Adult Patients (Medical Doctor degree thesis) 
    Lisigurski, M

Authored Content

  • The Longest Two WeeksOctober 2020

Research History

  • Research associateMiami VA GRECC

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations