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Meet Dr. Carreño and his Team

Doctor Octavio Carreño is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He received his Doctorate of Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Carreño has been a Staff Otolaryngologist in South Florida since 2011, providing comprehensive treatment for ear, nose, and throat (ENT) conditions for adults and children in the Miami and South Florida area.

With over 20 years of medical experience, Dr. Carreño is also a proud Navy veteran and served with the Marines as a Senior Trauma Surgeon deployed during combat operations in Afghanistan. Dr. Carreño received a Navy/Marine Corps commendation medal in 2002 for distinguished service during “Operation Swift Freedom/Enduring Freedom”. He was praised for his leadership and surgical skills.

During the Qandahar mission, “Dr. Carreño, with no regards to his safety, entered a minefield to save the lives of three Marines that had been injured by a mine explosion. He used his courage to assist Afghani citizens and military personnel in times of need”.

Extract from ELLSWORTH publication

Dr. Carreño military portrait
Dr. Carreno military portrait

Dr. Carreño applies the skills he learned during his military service towards all of his patients. He is dedicated to helping individuals who suffer from ENT problems. Dr. Carreño specializes in General and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Rhinology and Sinonasal disorders, Endoscopic Sinus surgery and Balloon Sinuplasty.

Dr. Carreño and his ENT staff are happy to care for you and can answer any and all questions you may have regarding a visit, registration, financial responsibilities, insurance coverage, record requests, and more.

For information on Dr. Carreño’s licensure, honors and memberships in Professional Societies, click the tabs:

  • 2007 Maine Board of Medicine
  • 2000 American Board of Otolaryngology
  • 1999 Florida Board of Medicine
  • 1998 District of Columbia Medical Board
  • 1994 Louisiana Board of Medicine
  • 2002 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal – 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit US Navy 5th Fleet (Operations Enduring Freedom)
  • 2001 Navy Achievement Medal – USS Bataan
  • 1998-1999 Chief Resident in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery The George Washington University Medical Center
  • 1993 AΩ nominee (Top Quarter of medical school class)
  • Maine Governor, Board of Governors, American Academy of Otolaryngology (2007-2009)
  • Member, American Rhinologic Society (April 2008)
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (October 2004)
  • Fellow, American Board of Otolaryngology (April 2000)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • Maine Medical Association
  • Tulane University School of Medicine, Alumni Association
  • Society of Tulane Engineers
  • American Legion
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars