Dr. Jorge Requena-Penenori Joins Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Jorge Requena-Penenori, MD

Monday, August 26, 2019, VERO BEACH: Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital welcomes infectious disease physician Jorge Requena-Penenori, MD. Dr. Requena-Penenori earned his medical degree at the Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas de la Havana in Havana, Cuba. He completed a family medicine residency at Comandante Manuel Fajardo Teaching Hospital in Havana, Cuba and an internal medicine residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, as well as a fellowship in infectious disease at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Dr. Requena-Penenori is board certified in internal medicine and a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the HIV Medicine Association.

Dr. Requena-Penenori traveled the world as a primary care physician for the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba (MINSAP). In underprivileged Venezuelan communities, he provided comprehensive medical care and assisted in the prevention and treatment of diseases. In Cuba, he worked for MINSAP at Enrique Cabrera General Hospital. He served patients in general wards, intensive care units and outpatient departments. Dr. Requena-Penenori also traveled to Ecuador and performed preoperative evaluations for patients undergoing ocular surgeries through a humanitarian project developed for underserved populations. He provided preventative medical care for individuals and families in the area.

While in Winston-Salem, Dr. Requena-Penenori practiced at W. G. Hefner VA Medical Center and provided care at several outpatient clinics. An inpatient consultant in Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s general wards and intensive care units, he also cared for post-transplant and other immunocompromised patients.
As an infectious diseases specialist, Dr. Requena-Penenori treats a wide variety of conditions including:

  • Bloodstream infections
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia
  • Infections of the immunocompromised
  • Fungal infections
  • UTIs
  • Viral infections

Dr. Requena-Penenori has volunteered at various health and wellness fairs in the Brooklyn area, and served organizations such as St. Baldrick’s Foundation and AIDS Walk NY.

Dr. Requena-Penenori is now accepting new patients at two locations: Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital’s Health & Wellness Center located at 3450 11th Court in Vero Beach and Primary Care North at 801 Wellness Way in Sebastian. To schedule an appointment, call 772.794.5631.

About Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 66,000 employees are more than 4,200 salaried physicians and researchers and 16,600 nurses, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic’s health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 11 regional hospitals in northeast Ohio, more than 180 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2018, there were 7.9 million total outpatient visits, 238,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 220,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/CCforMedia and twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.

About Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
Founded by Garnett Radin, R.N., in 1932, Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital is a 332-bed, not for profit hospital offering comprehensive medical services to the Treasure Coast community. The Welsh Heart Center, Scully-Welsh Cancer Center and Scully Endoscopy Center offer full-service programs and a multidisciplinary approach. Healthcare professionals represent specialties including orthopedic services, minimally invasive vascular surgery, neurosurgery, stroke services, robotic surgery, a state-of-the-art wound healing center, bariatric surgery and the only maternity wing in the community. The hospital features all private rooms and is the largest private-sector employer in Indian River County.