Jorge Quinonez, MD
Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
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Jorge Quinonez, MD
Jorge M Quiñonez, M.D., is Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida, Inc., and is responsible for the oversight of all FHCSWF pediatricians, family practitioners, internal medicine physicians, obstetricians and all mid-level providers. In this role he provides clinical leadership and supervision to all of our medical practices.
Dr. Quiñonez received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1987 and a Medical Degree in 1992 from Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He also did a year of Pre-Medical studies at Fordham University in New York City, N.Y. He completed a Pediatric Residency from the University of South Alabama in Mobile in 1995. He functioned as Chief Resident of Pediatrics from 1995-1996. From 1996 to 1998, he did a Clinical Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the Tulane University/Louisiana State University combined fellowship program in New Orleans. He also obtained a Certificate of Business Administration for Physicians from Auburn University in 2003.
From 1999-2005, Dr. Quiñonez served as Medical Director of the Children’s Medical Center of the University of South Alabama; from 2001-2005 he served as Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics for the Department of Pediatrics of the same institution.
He also served there as a member of the Residency Training Committee for the Department of Pediatrics and as a member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee for the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He has also been elected and served as president of the Mobile, Alabama Pediatric Society. He has been serving as Medical Director of Pediatrics of FHCSWF since July 2005.
He is Board Certified and re-certified in Pediatrics. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Member of the Community Health Committee and a Member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He is a Member of the Scientific Advisory Council and a Fellow of the Society for Clinical Pediatrics. He also serves in the Maintenance of Certification Committee for the American Board of Pediatrics.
Dr. Quiñonez has received the Robert O. Harris III Award to the Outstanding Pediatric Resident from the University of South Alabama in 1994 and has received the Clinical Young Investigator Award from the Southern Society for Pediatric Research in 1996.
He has been awarded research grants from the Gorgas Tropical Medicine Foundation and from the Children’s Health Foundation and has also participated in several clinical research projects with pharmaceutical companies.
In the past he has been on the board of speakers for Glaxo Smith-Kline. He has numerous clinical publications in major pediatric journals.
Dr. Quinonez has also served on Quality Assurance and Peer Review Committees for Managed Care Plans. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of another Managed Care Plan.
Dr. Quiñonez is an avid sports fan, in particular of the game of baseball. He also has great interest in Military History and Theology and enjoys reading on these topics extensively.
Dr. Quiñonez and his wife, Claudia, have three children. Claudia is an architect.