I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to a Pediatrician father and a Medical Technologist mother. From a very early age I learned the values of Medicine. I went to the University of Michigan for undergraduate studies in Biopsychology and Cognitive Sciences. Returned to my beautiful island of Puerto Rico to pursue my childhood dream of becoming a doctor. Attended Universidad Central del Caribe Medical School and earned my medical degree in 2007.
During this time in medical school I met my amazing wife who has supported me during the long hours of internship and, later on, residency. We moved to New Brunswick, New Jersey for Neurology Residency at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson. During this time I spent many hours developing my skills as a neurologist but most importantly understanding the burden of stroke to our society. During my last year of residency I was honored to be the Chief Resident and be part of different hospital committees.
In July 2013 we moved to Gainesville, Florida to pursue a fellowship in Vascular Neurology where I became immersed in the acute management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Acute stroke management saves lives and decreases the economic burden of stroke to society with advanced therapy options to increase cerebral perfusion and decrease brain damage.
After the fellowship I joined Neurological Services of Orlando and Neurohospitalists of Florida to provide excellent neurological and stroke care in Central Florida. With the help of the organization we have achieved a fantastic systems of care for acute stroke management and prevention.