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Penalver, Manuel Angel

Title: Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs; and Professor

Office: Doctor's Hospital, 5000 University Drive, Suite 3300, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Phone: 305-663-7001

Email: mapenalv@fiu.edu

Department(s): Obstetrics and Gynecology

Recently named Doctor of the Year by Baptist Hospital Surgical Services for 2007, Dr. Peñalver chairs the FIU College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Peñalver, who has been in private practice for the past three years at both Baptist and Doctors hospitals, received his M.D. from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1977.

He went on to complete gynecologic oncology fellowship training at the UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center and joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UM Medical School, where he became chairman in 1999.

He is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching excellence and his work has been published in a long list of peer review journals, textbooks and chapters.