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Ricardo Fernandez Gonzalez Recognized by Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in Medicine

Dr. Fernandez Gonzalez is a pulmonary and critical care specialist at two Puerto Rico hospitals

    SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, October 20, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Ricardo Fernandez Gonzalez has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Fernandez Gonzalez has always loved science, and always loved to help people. As a physician with the Auxilio Mutuo and the San Juan City Hospital, he is most proud of opening the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program, a training program in Puerto Rico for budding medical professionals that launched in 2017. Dr. Gonzalez has also spearheaded a pulmonary disease program in 2008, and is recognized by the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians as a fellow.

After attending the University of Puerto Rico and completing a BS at the Rio Piedras campus, Dr. Fernandez Gonzalez earned an MD from the Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara in Mexico. He completed internships with the Hospital Regional de Aquadilla, the San Juan Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Auxilio Mutuo in the early 2000s and went on to a pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship with the San Juan VA. In 2007, Dr. Fernandez Gonzalez served with the intensive care unit at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center before taking up his current roles in Puerto Rico. In addition to being a critical care physician, he is the program director for the Pulmonary Fellowship Program at the San Juan City Hospital, director of the pulmonary division with the Auxilio Mutuo, and principal investigator of the Pulmonary/Critical Care Research Studies at the Fundacion de Investigacion.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Fernandez Gonzalez has taught as both an adjunct professor of the American University of Antigua and as an assistant professor with the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine since 2012. He is recognized with certifications from a number of U.S. medical associations, and was most recently recertified by the American Board of Pulmonary Diseases in October of 2016. He serves as a member of numerous medical societies, notably the Puerto Rican Society of Pulmonologists, the American Thoracic Society, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Fernandez Gonzalez is a prize-winning presenter at medical conferences, and won 2016 First Place for his poster presentation at the Clinical Vignettes and Research Competition, hosted by the American College of Physicians. His topic was "Encephalopathy and Kidney Injury as Unexpected Complication of Recreational Drug Use: A Case Series." Dr. Fernandez Gonzalez was also recognized by the Veterans Affairs Hospital in San Juan as 2002 and 2003 Resident of the Year, as well as the 2004 to 2006 Fellow of the Year Award recipient.

Dr. Fernandez Gonzalez looks forward to many years teaching and training future professionals in Puerto Rico. In his free time, he enjoys sports, reading, movies, travel, museums and history. He is the proud parent of one daughter, Alejandra, alongside his wife, Sandra.

Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at

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