Dr. Andres F. Urena
Dr. Andres F. Urena is a well-known name in the medical field in both New York City and the Dominican Republic. He started his career attending college at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic as a med-student. The university was originally founded in 1866 as the Prof essional Institute, replacing the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, the very first university in North America. After graduating in 1969, Andres immediately started to pursue his position as a doctor.
Urena was later enrolled in to the medical internship program at the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital in New York City to complete his training. Founded back in 1906, the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital was known for its medical training and instantaneous progress. The Jewish population in Brooklyn was quickly increasing and so was the need for medical services as thousands immigrated to New York in the late 1960’s. With the growing need for doctors in New York, the internship at the hospital was an ideal place to start his career coming from the Dominican Republic in the 1970’s. The Brooklyn Jewish Hospital was a great place for Andres, Jewish doctors and other minorities in medical practice, allowing them to care for patients while respecting cultural differences.
Internal medicine eventually became Urena’s main interest at his internship and determined the practice that he would later specialize in. As an internist MD, Andres worked in general medicine, focusing on preventing and diagnosing adult ailments while providing treatments. After completing the internship program, he moved on with his graduate training performing his residency at the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital as well. Andres was associated with the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital for a great deal of the 1970’s before they filed for bankruptcy in 1979; following the merge with St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in 1982. By the time the hospital closed Urena was a certified internal medicine MD, Andres continued to perfect his expertise as a doctor, succeeding his education with memberships in influential professional societies. He went on to become a member of the American College of Physicians, the largest medical-specialty organization in the United States; also the second-largest doctor’s group. Joining the American Association of Integrative Medicine shows how dedicated Urena has been to his profession. As a member in the association, he was apart of credentialing programs that helped further his education for treatments. He was also affiliated with the American Psychological Association, adding yet another achievement to his resume.
Credentials in the medical field speak volumes and Andres’s accomplishments are quite notable. Upon leaving the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital Dr. Urena became apart of the Flushing Medical Hospital Medical Center in Ne York. His career evolved into private practice in South Richmond Hill, New York in addition to practicing in Brooklyn and the Dominican Republic. Dr. Urena is still an active internist MD today at his private offices and the Flushing Medical Hospital Medical Center. He dedicates his success to the hard work he put in over the period of his career.