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October 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 4


Dr. Jorge Requena-Penenori Joins Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital welcomes infectious disease physician Jorge Requena-Penenori, M.D. Dr. Requena-Penenori earned his medical degree at the Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas de la Havana in Havana, Cuba. He completed a family medicine residency at Comandante Manuel Fajardo Teaching Hospital in Havana, Cuba and an internal medicine residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, as well as a fellowship in infectious disease at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.

Dr. Requena-Penenori traveled the world as a primary care physician for the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba (MINSAP). In underprivileged Venezuelan communities, he provided comprehensive medical care and assisted in the prevention and treatment of diseases. In Cuba, he worked for MINSAP at Enrique Cabrera General Hospital. He served patients in general wards, intensive care units and outpatient departments. Dr. Requena-Penenori also traveled to Ecuador and performed preoperative evaluations for patients undergoing ocular surgeries through a humanitarian project developed for underserved populations. He provided preventative medical care for individuals and families in the area.
While in Winston-Salem, Dr. Requena-Penenori practiced at W. G. Hefner VA Medical Center and provided care at several outpatient clinics. An inpatient consultant in Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s general wards and intensive care units, he also cared for post-transplant and other immunocompromised patients.
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