Dr. Pedro “Joe” Greer on his “Forrest Gump” Career Serving the Poor

Healthy Skeptic, MD

Jul 30 2021 • 46 mins

Growing up in the deep south and facing the challenges of discrimination, Joe Greer’s journey to medical school – and ultimately to the inner health policy circles of the George H. Bush and Clinton administrations – might have seemed unlikely. But his journey getting there was fascinating, and in the process he established one of the most renowned healthcare programs for patients experiencing homelessness in Miami. During the second half of his career, Dr. Greer turned his attention to the future, helping found two medical schools, including the Roseman University College of Medicine, where he now serves as Dean. In today’s episode, we hear about Dr. Greer’s journey, and his thoughts on the future of healthcare.

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