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meet Dr. Joe

Dr. Joe a fully bilingual, fellowship trained surgeon, originally from Puerto Rico. He served in the US Armed Forces and later pursued a career in medicine. He enjoys traveling with his beautiful family and taking great care of his patients. Having travelled and trained throughout, he has decided to call Florida Home.

 

 

-"My patients are part of my family."

Curriculum

Vitae

Undergraduate Education

United States Air Force Academy

Colorado State University

Medical Education

Ponce Health Sciences University

Training

Mount Sinai Medical Center, NYC

General Surgery Internship

University of Florida, Gainesville

General Surgery Training

University of Alabama at Birmingham

General Surgery Residency,

Chief Residency

Cleveland Clinic,

Florida

Minimally Invasive, 

Bariatric Surgery Fellowship

Certifications / Memberships

American Board of Surgery, certified

Fellow American College of Surgeons

American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

American Hernia Society

Awards

United States Air Force Academy Commendation

USAF Outstanding Unit Award

AF Training Ribbon

Golden Key International Honor Society Award

Publications / Research

Fistula Post Gastrectomia en Manga, Teleconferencia Latinoamericana de Cirujia (Cleveland Clinic Florida, Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery)

Bariatric Revision Surgery: Jejunojejunostomy Elongation, Surgical Video Submission to SAGES (Cleveland Clinic Florida, Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery)

Antireflux Rivision Surgery with Toupet Fundoplication, Surgical Video Submission to SAGES (Cleveland Clinic Florida, Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery)

Emotional Reactivity in Children with ADHD (Colorado State University Department of Clinical Psychology)