Originally from Colombia, Dr. Carolina Vera moved with her parents and sister to Fort Lauderdale, Florida at 9 years old. She dreamt of America as the land of hope, promise and opportunity: a better life only limited by her own imagination and will to succeed. Armed with intelligence, determination, passion and street smarts, Dr. Vera graduated at the top of her high school class and had the prestigious honor of being immediately accepted into medical school at Nova Southeastern University, where she eventually graduated with highest honors. Being passionate about saving lives and gaining knowledge in all forms of medicine, Dr. Vera was naturally drawn toward Trauma and Emergency Medicine. She pursued her residency in Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami, where she was named Chief Intern during her four years of training. Over the following ten years, Dr. Vera worked full-time in various Emergency Rooms across Broward and Dade Counties, honing all of her medical skills and abilities. She has a relentless drive for excellence that has helped to save many lives, and she has undoubtedly left an immeasurable impact on countless thankful families, colleagues and staff.