"...Like many of you, Dr. Geronimo Rodriguez is an immigrant as well. He was born and raised in Lima, Peru, where he graduated from nursing school, earning his RN and anesthetist license. Some time later, he decided to move to Mexico to further his studies. Once there, Dr. Rodriguez attended Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Medical School, graduating at the top of his class in 1977. After graduation, Dr. Rodriguez did an internship through USC at California Hospital Medical Center and then returned to Mexico to work as a doctor for the Mexican government. In 1981, Dr. Rodriguez moved to Michigan where he began his residency at Detroit Macomb Hospital, passed the Michigan medical board exam, and became licensed as a Physician and Surgeon. Dr. Rodriguez then moved to California (and warmer weather!), where he also passed the medical board test and completed his residency in OB-GYN at California Hospital Medical Center. In 1984, Dr. Rodriguez opened his private practice in the city of Pasadena. There, he was able to obtain practice privileges at Huntington Memorial Hospital where he has been on active medical staff for 31 years. He also has practice privileges at California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles, St. Vincent Hospital in Los Angeles, and Monterey Park Hospital in Monterey Park.
Dr. Rodriguez has served as President of the Peruvian American Medical Society (PAMS) and is currently serving as Vice President. His passion is going on medical missions. Most of these missions have taken him to the Andes and to the underserved cities and communities of Peru, to provide medical and surgical help to those who do not have the means to see a doctor or GYN specialist. PAMS as an organization goes to those areas and operates for free."