Hematology is a branch of internal medicine that deals with the physiology, pathology, etiology, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention of blood-related disorders.
Hematologists also focus on lymphatic organs and bone marrow and may diagnose blood count irregularities or platelet irregularities. They are able to treat organs that are fed by blood cells, including the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus and lymphoid tissue.
Dr. Edgardo Rodriguez Monge, M.D. received his medical degree from San Juan Bautista School Of Medicine, Caguas PR . His post-graduate work included an internship/residency in internal medicine at Michigan State University, Flint, Michigan, where he became chief resident at the end of his training. Afterward, he completed a fellowship in Medical Oncology/Hematology at University of Texas,MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
He became the chairman of Hematology and Oncology department at HIMA San Pablo Hospital, Caguas, Puerto Rico, where he has been practicing since December 2006, in 2007 he became Medical Director of HIMA Hospital, Caguas Cancer Center , now the Oncological Hospital.
Dr. Ramon K Sotomayor, M.D. FACS is a board-certified surgeon. He received his medical degree from the University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine.
His post-graduate work included an internship in Surgery at University Hospital in San Juan, PR. He then completed a General Surgery residency at the University Hospital, where he became Administrative Chief resident at the end of his training. Afterward, he completed a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry Dr. Sotomayor currently is part of the medical faculty at HIMA San Pablo Caguas.
Dr. Sotomayor is a Clinical Oncology Fellow of the American Cancer Society.
Dr. Rodriquez Monge and Dr. Sotomayor are part of the medical faculty at the BVIHSA/HIMA Health Outpatient/Specialty Clinic available at Peebles Hospitals. Persons interested in making an appointment should contact the Outpatient/Specialty Clinic.