Pedro Ordunez, MD, PhD

Dr. Ordunez obtained his medical degree in Cuba in 1990. In 1993 he received the Grand Prize Annual Award for Health Research in Cuba for his work in cardiovascular disease in Cuba. Dr. Ordunez obtained his Ph.D degree in Public Health at the School of Public Health of Havana, Cuba and he completed his Post-doctoral fellowship in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkin’s Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Ordunez has been a professor of internal medicine and public health, clinician, researcher, educator, and medical administrator with more than 20 years of practice. Dr. Ordunez was the director of the University hospital Gustavo Aldereguia Lima (HGAL) in Cienfuegos for 13 years. HGAL was recognized as the most prominent Cuban Hospital during the 2000’s and it was selected as the World Health Organization Collaborative Center.

In 2009, Dr. Ordunez joined the Pan American Health Organization. During his tenure, he has led the hypertension and cardiovascular health areas. Currently, Dr. Ordunez is the CVD lead for the PAHO region implementing the HEARTS Initiative.

For his lifelong contributions to the field of Hypertension, Dr. Ordunez was awarded with the WHL 2017 Norman Campbell Excellence Award in Population Hypertension Prevention and Control.

Bob Cantlay

About Bob Cantlay

I have been working for the Southern Medical Association since 2004 and hold Bachelor of Science degrees in both Business Administration & Computer Science, as well as a Masters of Management. Outside of work, my wife and two kids are the center of activity; but occasionally I get away long enough to play Ultimate (Frisbee Football). I also have a newfound interest in kayaking.

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