José E. Pérez-Gumá , MD
Professor, Behavioral and Clinical Medicine
Dr. Pérez-Gumá received his Bachelor of Science with a double mayor in General Biology and Mathematics from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus in 1978. He started his medical training at San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Puerto Rico where he received his degree in 1983.
During his formal medical training, he discovered another passion in his life and it was to be able to assist women’s health issues. He went on to do his post-graduate training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Richmond in Staten Island, New York where he received his degree in 1989.
In Puerto Rico, Dr. Pérez-Gumá started his private practice in OB-GYN and held an Ad-honorem positions as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Obstetrics & Gynecology for third year students at Ramón Ruiz Arnau University Hospital during 1990 – 1992, and Family Practice Residency Program at San Pablo Hospital during 1990 – 1996, both in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. He had a successful growing practice from 1989 until 2006 when he decided to dedicate his life to teaching upcoming generations in the art and science of Medicine.
He was appointed Assistant Professor for Anatomy at his Alma Mater San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in 2005 where he collaborated on several tasks assigned to him for different Basic Sciences courses. Among these assignments was being the Chair of the Physiology and the Pathology Departments during 2009, and most recently coordinating the Introduction to Clinical Skills and Clinical Diagnosis courses until he left. During his tenure, Dr. Pérez-Gumá has always believed in hands-on experiences in assisting students in the Anatomy lab. His efforts resulted in being promoted to Associate Professor for Anatomy in 2010.
Dr. Pérez-Gumá belongs to several Professional Medical Associations and currently maintains his MD License to practice Medicine in Puerto Rico. He joined the American University of the Caribbean in June 2012 to continue his new passion… teaching Medicine.