Rodriguez, Jaime Alberto
Title: Chair, Department of Surgery; and Associate Professor
Office: AHC4 259
Specialty: General and laparoscopic Surgery
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Education: Javeriana University, Bogota Colombia
Certification: American Board of Surgery
Dr. Jaime Alberto Rodriguez comes to FIU as the Chief of Surgery at West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He is responsible for providing surgical care to patients at WKBH and assisting WKBH in developing and supervising their surgical program. Additionally, Dr. Rodriguez will participate in the creation of an ACGME approved program in graduate medical education in surgery. Dr. Rodriguez will be involved in teaching at the COM at various levels and will assist in the development of the surgical curriculum.
Dr. Rodriguez received his M.D at the Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia, in 1983, and finished his training in surgery at the Samaritana Hospital in Bogota, Colombia, in 1985, he then became involved in academic medicine, teaching residents from two prestigious Medical Schools for several years; his work as surgeon mainly involved trauma. After immigrating to the U.S.A., he spent three years performing basic research, studying the relationship between bacterial translocation and jejunoileal bypass. He then trained in surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, joined the Department of Surgery as faculty. He became the Residency Program Director of General Surgery and the Chief of the General Surgery section at the Veterans Administration Hospital. Two years ago, he moved into private practice at Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
Dr. Rodriguez is known to be a dedicated teacher for which he has received awards, and has also received an award for his leadership participation in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. His clinical expertise and interest is in general and advanced laparoscopic, oncologic and breast surgery.
Dr. Rodriguez is a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. His publications are on trauma, and laparoscopic and general surgery.