Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy

Featuring Dr. Pedro Jose Greer, Jr.
Author, Recipient of MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellowship &
Associate Dean for Community Engagement, Florida International University, School of Medicine

Be a part of a community conversation with Dr. Greer - known nationwide
for his passion for those without access to health care and creation of
various free clinics for the poor of Miami.

“When did it become socially acceptable for a physician to say ‘no’ because someone had no money?” - Dr. Pedro Jose Greer, Jr.


As a medical intern, Dr. Greer founded the Camillus Health Concern, now serving over 10,000 homeless patients a year. Due to the increasing number of undocumented aliens in the Miami area, he founded the Saint John Bosco clinic in 1991 and serves as its medical director.

Currently Dr. Greer is Associate Dean of Community Engagement at the Florida International University School of Medicine. He is the recipient of MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellowship, and author of Waking Up in America: How One Doctor Brings Hope to Those Who Need It Most. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Medal of Freedom – the highest civilian honor. Dr. Greer has served as advisor to President Bill Clinton and President George Bush, Sr. and received the Presidential Service Award at the 1997 Presidential Summit. Dr. Greer has been honored with three Papal medals “Pro Ecclesia ET Pontifica” and knighted as a Knight of Malta and the Order of Saint Gregory the Great.

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