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Executive Master's Graduate Brings Updated Medical Care to Puerto Rico

July 31, 2018

The dealmaking doctor
As part of his capstone project in Brown’s executive master's program in healthcare leadership, Pedro Escobar-Rodriguez negotiated with a robotics maker to bring state-of-the-art cancer surgery equipment to a hospital in Puerto Rico. David DelPoio

This article appeared in the July/August issue of the Brown Alumni Magazine.

Brown's executive master's program helped obstetrician and gynecologist Pedro Escobar-Rodriguez refine cancer care in his hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico. When Dr. Pedro Escobar-Rodriguez, 47, moved back to his hometown of San Juan in 2013 to take care of his sick father—after long OB-GYN stints at Northwestern University and the Cleveland Clinic—he was shocked to find out how much Puerto Rico lacked in terms of healthcare. “The technology was behind, the insurance landscape more challenging, and affordable medical choices limited,” he says. He wanted not only to practice medicine there but to attain a deep understanding of the systems he’d need to upgrade services on his native island. Read more.