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Mario Garcia-Palmieri House

About the House

Dr. Garcia-Palmieri, a 1951 graduate of the School of Medicine, was a cardiologist and the first Hispanic to receive the distinguished title of “Master” by the American College of Cardiology. After medical school, he returned to his native Puerto Rico and became the first cardiologist trained in Puerto Rico. He later served as Chair of Internal Medicine and Director of Cardiology at the School of Medicine of the University of Puerto Rico. He also became Secretary of Health for Puerto Rico. He served on two Presidential Medical Commissions (Nixon and Carter). Dr. Garcia Palmieri is the only person to twice be elected president of the International Society of Cardiology. The main bi-annual lecture of the Interamerican Congress of Cardiology bears his name.

House Head

Miriam G. Blitzer, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Gyneocology and Reproductive Sciences, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

OSA Liaison

Joseph P. Martinez, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine
Associate Dean for Medical Education and Student Experience

House Mentors

Michael K. Abraham, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Sarasijhaa K. Desikan, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Nidhi Goel, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Preeti R. John, MBBS, MPH
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery

Leah S. Millstein, MD
Assistant Professor of Meidince and Pediatrics

Michael A. Neri, MD
Instructor of Medicine

Erin M. Rada, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Norman F. Retener, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine