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Pedro Greer

Pedro Greer

Pedro Greer was born June in 1956, of exiled Cuban parents, Dr. Greer graduated from the University of Florida in 1978 with a Bachelors in Science in chemistry, and received his MD in 1984 from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic. He specialized in gastroenterology and hepatology during his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Greer is founder of the Camillus Health Concern, a Catholic charity which delivers health
services to the homeless in Miami-Dade County, and the St. John Bosco Clinic, which also
serves those who are disadvantaged.

Dr. Greer was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant in 1993. He is the author of an autobiography called Waking Up in America: How One Doctor Brings Hope to Those Who Need It Most, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

Dr. Greer is the Associate Dean for Community Engagement. Professor and Chair Department of Medicine, Family Medicine, and Community Health at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

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