Humanitarian-physician Jose Greer on delivering medical care to the homeless

Monday, March 5, 2012

One of the nation's leading humanitarian-physicians and a UF alumnus will speak at the Bob Graham Center at 6 p.m. on March 13 at Pugh Hall. 

Dr. Pedro Jose "Joe" Greer, the assistant dean of academic affairs at Florida International University, will discuss his pioneering work delivering medical care to the homeless. Greer is the founder of Camillus Health Concern, an agency that provides medical care to Miami's homeless. He is also the founder of the St. John Bosco Clinic, which helps undocumented immigrants in the Miami area.

Greer has advised Presidents George Bush, Sr. and Bill Clinton on health care and poverty and has been honored by several U.S. presidents with some of the nation's highest honors including the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

His autobiography, "Waking Up in America: How One Doctor Brings Hope to Those Who Need it Most,"  details his early years as a physician, delivering care to patients living under highway overpasses in Miami. His story has been featured on television stations such as ABC, CBS, NBC, and HBO, among others.

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