Greer, Pedro J., MD
Title: Chair, Department of Humanities, Health and Society; Associate Dean of College of Medicine community Engagement; and Professor
Office: AHC2 596
Specialty: Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Education: La Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Dominican Republic
Practice Location: FIU Health Faculty Group Practice 885 SW 109th Avenue PG-5, Ground Floor - Suite 131 Miami, FL 33199 For appointments call: 305-856-7333
Department(s): Humanities, Health and Society
Pedro J. Greer Jr., MD, is Professor of Medicine; Founding Chair of the Department of Humanities, Health, and Society; and Associate Dean for Community Engagement at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (FIU HWCOM) in Miami, Florida. He completed residency training in internal medicine and fellowships in hepatology and gastroenterology at Jackson Memorial Hospital University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida. In July 2007, Dr. Greer joined the newly established FIU HWCOM, where he led the creation of the Department of Humanities, Health, and Society, becoming its Founding Chair in 2009. Dr. Greer spearheaded a nationally and internationally recognized, interprofessional medical education program, Green Family Foundation Neighborhood Health Education Learning Program (NeighborhoodHELP™), which prepares future physicians to assess and address the social determinants that impact health outcomes.
Better known as "Joe,” Dr. Greer established Camillus Health Concern and Saint John Bosco health care centers for underserved populations in Miami, Florida. He has published over 25 articles and book chapters on topics from hepatic and digestive disorders to policy, poverty, health, and medical education in the United States. Dr. Greer wrote Waking Up in America, an autobiographical account about his experiences, from providing care to homeless persons under bridges to advising U.S. Presidents George Bush Sr. and Bill Clinton.
Dr. Greer serves in various capacities for national, state, and local organizations, including Trustee at the RAND Corporation and current Chair of the Pardee RAND Graduate School Board of Governors. Dr. Greer is also on the boards of American Funds and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Greer is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology, and has practiced medicine in Miami, Florida since 1991.
Education and Training
- MD, La Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Dominican Republic
- Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
- Chief Medical Resident, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
- Fellowships, Hepatology and Gastroenterology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
- Greer PJ, Brown DR, Brewster LG, Lage OG, Esposito KF, Whisenant EB, Anderson FG, Castellanos NK, Stefano TA, Rock JA. Socially Accountable Medical Education: An Innovative Approach at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. “Academic Medicine doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001811. [Epub ahead of print]”
- Greer PJ. Medical Education a Focus on Social Accountability. Minnesota Health Care News. May 2016
- 2017 Citizen of the Year Award-University of Florida Bob Graham Center for Public Service
- 2016 Top Latino Leader Award-Council for Latino Workplace Equity
- 2014 National Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged
- 2013 Great Floridian Award
- Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree, 2009
- Health Care Hero of the Americas, Pan American Health Organization, 2005
- Hispanic of the Year, Hispanic Magazine, 2002
- Presidential Service Award, 1997
- Doctor of the Year for Teaching, Hippocrates: Heath and Medicine for Physicians, 1996
- Newsweek American Achievement Award, 1995
- Time’s America’s 50 Young American Leaders Under 40, 1994
- MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" Fellow, 1993