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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

Dr. Mimi Blitzer, Division of Human Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics

OSA Liaison

Dr. Joseph Martinez

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