Pedro J. Greer, MD

    biography

    Pedro J. Greer is a board certified hepatologist and gastroenterologist who has worked to broaden healthcare access to the underserved in the Miami area for over 20 years. His efforts began in 1984 when he helped found Camillus House Concern to serve the healthcare needs of the underprivileged in South Florida. In 1993 Dr. Greer was awarded the MacArthur Genius Grant and later received the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom for his relentless efforts to provide medical care to the homeless, undocumented, uninsured, and low income patients of Miami. He published his autobiography in 1999 entitled “Waking Up in America: How One Doctor Brings Hope to Those Who Need It Most”, heralded as an “inspirational autobiography of a man who has emerged as a pioneer in the field of caring for the growing population of impoverished and homeless Americans”. Dr. Greer is a graduate of the University of Florida with a BS in Chemistry (1978) and earned his doctorate from the Pontifica Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (1984) in the Dominican Republic. Currently, he is Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Chair of the Department of Humanities, Health and Society at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at FIU.