Pedro José Greer, Jr.
Pedro José Greer, Jr., M.D., FACP, FACG, is the Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Chair of the Department of Medicine, Family Medicine, and Community Health at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University.
At the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Dr. Greer has led the creation and implementation of a unique curriculum that prepares physicians to improve the future of all patients. He has integrated ethics, social determinants, cultural competency, and clinical skills in a community based, multidisciplinary household centered care, in a longitudinal four-year model.
Dr. Greer has published over 25 articles and book chapters on topics ranging from hepatic and digestive disorders to policy, poverty, and health in America. He also authored Waking Up in America, a book about his experiences, from providing care to homeless persons under bridges in Miami, Florida, to advising U.S. presidents on healthcare. Additionally, Dr. Greer has advised and continues to work with federal, state, and local policymakers on healthcare policy.
Dr. Greer is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and the American College of Gastroenterology. Among the many awards he has received, Dr. Greer is a recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship (1993), the Presidential Medal of Service presented by Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Carter, and General Colin Powell at the Presidential Summit in Philadelphia. In 2009, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama, the highest civilian honor given in the United States. He has been honored with Papal medals and knighted as a Knight of Malta and the Order of Saint Gregory the Great. He has received various honorary doctoral degrees.
Dr. Greer currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the RAND Corporation and is a member of the executive committee. Additionally, he chairs the Pardee RAND Graduate School Board of Governors, the largest Ph.D. granting institution for policy analysis. He is the immediate past chair of the Hispanic Heritage Awards and has sat on the Board of Physicians for Human Rights, BNY Mellon Bank of Florida, and Dr. Pepper/7UP.
Dr. Greer completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida and medical studies at La Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. He completed his postdoctoral studies at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he trained in Internal Medicine, was Chief Medical Resident, and completed fellowships in both Hepatology and Gastroenterology.