Eugenio Fernández Cerra

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Eugenio Fernández Cerra
Member of the Puerto Rico Senate
from the At-Large district
In office
1960–1964
Personal details
Born April 19, 1920[1]
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Died 2011 (aged 90–91)
Political party Popular Democratic Party (PPD)
Spouse(s) Isabel M. Comas
Alma mater Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Occupation Politician, Senator, Physician

Eugenio Fernández Cerra (April 19, 1920 – 2011) was a prominent Chest Physician and former Senator in the Puerto Rico Legislature for the Partido Popular Democratico.[2]

Fernández Cerra graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1943 at a very young age (23 years old) and was a Lifetime Contributing Members to the university.[3] He was President of the Medical Association of Puerto Rico and the Asociación de Hospitales de Puerto Rico. Founder of Triple S medical plan and its first Chairman of the Board. Founder of the Metropolitan Shopping Center, the first mall of Puerto Rico.

Fernández Cerra was also an alternate delegate from the Puerto Rico Delegation to the 1964 Democratic National Convention.[4] He participated in the Third International Congress on Diseases of the Chest, held in Barcelona, Spain on October 4 to 8 1954, where he presented his scientific paper "The Value of a Method of Areosol Bronchial Lavage for Obtaining Positive Cultures in Patients with Negative Sputa and Gastric Washings".[5]

In 1999, Fernández established the Eugenio Fernandez-Cerra, M.D., Scholarship, a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Scholarship with preference given to medical students from Puerto Rico.[6] He was a member of Phi Sigma Alpha Fraternity.[7]

Married Isabel M. Comas on January 1, 1945 in St. Patrick's Cathedral, in New York City, New York.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CERRA, Dr. Eugenio Rafael Leon FERNÁNDEZ. "Genealogy". Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "PR Senators" (PDF). senadopr.us. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 15, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  3. ^ "Lifetime Contributing Members F - K". Johns Hopkins Alumni. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Puerto Rico Delegation to the 1964 Democratic National Convention". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Third International Congress on Diseases of the Chest" (PDF). Chest. AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CHEST PHYSICIANS. XXVI: 253. Aug 1954. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  6. ^ "School of Medicine Scholarships". Johns Hopkins Medicine. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  7. ^ Hernández, Rosario (July 20, 1993). "R. de la C. 1310" (PDF) (in Spanish). House of Representatives of Puerto Rico: 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2010.