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Bernd Wollschlaeger, MD, FAAFP, FASAM


Bernd Wollschlaeger, MD, FAAFP, FASAM is a board-certified family physician in private practice (Aventura,FL). He received his medical education in Germany and Israel and completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL. He received additional training in addiction medicine and is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Wollschlaeger also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Miami. School of Medicine, The Florida International and the Florida State University College of Medicine.

He is a former Board member of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, Past President of the Dade County Medical Association and the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine and served as an Alternate Regional Director for the American Society of Addiction Medicine. In December 2012 he received the Florida Family Physician of the Year award.

Dr. Wollschlaeger is also a book author and his book “A German Life: Against All Odds Change is Possible” describes his struggle growing up in Germany in the shadow of his Father, a highly-decorated WWII tank commander and Nazi officer. He eventually converted to Judaism, emigrated to Israel and served in the Israel Defense Forces as a Medical Officer. In January 2011 he will release his novel “Operation Samson” and in Spring 2011 his book “ Stauffenberg: My Live in the Shadow of a Hero.”

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