Dr. Pedro Jose “Joe” Greer, one of the nation’s leading humanitarian-physicians, will speak at the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at 6 p.m. March 13 at the University of Florida’s Pugh Hall.
The event is free and open to the public. Greer, the assistant dean of academic affairs at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, will discuss his pioneering work delivering medical care to the homeless.
Born to parents who emigrated from Cuba, Greer graduated from the University of Florida in 1978 and earned his medical degree at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic. He completed his residency and fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in gastroenterology and hepatology.
Greer is the founder of Camillus Health Concern, a not-for profit that provides medical care to Miami’s homeless, and the St. John Bosco Clinic, which helps undocumented immigrants in the Miami area.
In 2009, Greer was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest recognition given to civilians by the United States, and has advised Presidents Bush Sr. and Clinton on health care and poverty.