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Date and Place of Birth:

May 4, 1961; Caracas, Venezuela



1973-1978    Bachelor in Sciences,
Emil Friedman School,
Caracas, Venezuela
1978-1979    Bachelor in Sciences,
Southern Vermont College,
Bennington, Vermont
1979-1986    Doctor of Medicine
Central University of Venezuela (UCV)
Class Ranking 8th (eighth) out of 174



Postgraduate Training:

1986-1988    Clinical Pharmacology fellowship
Experimental Medicine Institute
of the Central University of Venezuela
1988-89    Internal Medicine Internship
Department of Internal Medicine
North Carolina Baptist Hospital
Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, North Carolina
1989-1991    Internal Medicine Residency
Department of Internal Medicine
J. Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee
1991-1994    Clinical Fellowship
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
2010    Interventional Pulmonology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
2010    iLogic Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy System
Memorial Hermann Hospital
Houston, Texas
2011    Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System
Houston, Texas
Special Achievem