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Jorge A. Enriquez, M.D.

C.E.O.

Dr. Jorge Antonio Enríquez Díaz was born on July 5, 1958, in Mexico City, Federal District. He attended his elementary, middle and high school in the city of Tijuana, Baja California, MX. 

  • 1977 – Starts his medical career at the Autonomous University of Baja California, Tijuana, Mx. 

  • 1982 – Completes his medical career and concluded his internship at the Hospital Clinic 20 of the Mexican Institute of Social Security and his Social Service in the Rosarito health house through the secretary of health and assistance. 

  • 1982-1883 – Begins his rotating residence at the General Hospital of Tijuana. 

  • 1984-1985 – Is assigned to the Juarez Hospital in Mexico City through the Ministry of Health and Assistance (S.S.A.). In this program, he is assigned to Gynecology and Obstetrics. After the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City, he was transferred to the city of Tijuana to begin his General Surgery residency at the General Hospital of Tijuana, Mx. 

  • 1985-1988 – Completes his surgical residency at the General Hospital of Hermosillo, Sonora. 

All these programs were sponsored by the Ministry of Health and Assistance. During his residency at the General Hospital of Hermosillo, several rigorous examinations for medical specialties in the United States are prepared and approved. 

  • 1989 – He is invited by Mount Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, in a surgery program of the famed John Hopkins Hospital. Here begins the second surgical residence in the United States. 

  • 1990 – He transfers to the prestigious and coveted surgery program of the University of Illinois in Chicago “Cook County Hospital” and worked with world-renowned surgeons, such as Dr. Lloyd Nihus who was a valuable mentor. 

  • 1991 – He is forced to leave Chicago because of the illness of one of his parents and agrees to be transferred to the University of California in San Diego. 

  • 1991 -1994 – Finalizes his second residence of General Surgery as chief resident at Kern County Hospital associated with the University of California. 

It is worth mentioning that during all the years of his residence within the States, he was under VISA J-1, and must return to the city of Tijuana, Baja California as established by the status of his visa. 

Due to his father’s illness, he is motivated to develop the first assisted living home for the care of disabled elderly patients (Casa Bugambilias), which lasted 16 years. 

  • 1995 – He is invited by El Centro Regional Medical Center Hospital, in the city of Centro California, to be an assigned surgeon, where he also establishes his private practice, continuing his work with the local community until 1999. This invitation is sponsored by VISA H-1. 

  • 1999 – He is invited to join one of the largest private surgeon groups in Kern County, Bakersfield, CA. (Loos, Tang, Rodríguez, and Iraní). Here he solidifies his private practice where he acquires privileges in hospitals: Mercy Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Adventist Hospital, Heart Hospital, Delano Regional Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital. 

Dr. Enríquez is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, certified by the US Surgeon Bar with a surgeon’s license in California. He is also a member of the Laparoscopic Surgeons Society and member of the American society of doctors. 

  • 2007-2009 – Head of the department of surgery at the Adventist Hospital. 

  • 2010-2013 – Head of the surgery department at Good Samaritan Hospital. 

  • 2014-2016 – Head of the surgery department at Heart Hospital. 

  • 2011 – Dr. Enriquez created the program”Surgery Without Medical Insurance” making it possible to identify the problems in the complex bureaucratic health system of the united states and how a patient suffers because of it.

Dr. Enríquez finds that the only way to help the uninsured is to advocate directly for them, in all their health, economic and social needs; establishing a strategic alliance with the first hospital (San Joaquín Community Hospital), which opens its doors to this pilot program called “Surgery Without Medical Insurance.” 

Once the program and operating system of Surgery Without Medical Insurance has been established, a network of surgeons, specialists, laboratories, x-rays, etc. is formed, to be able to fulfill all the surgical needs of the patient without medical insurance, thus managing to reduce the costs considerably of the surgery, giving the opportunity to individuals without health insurance to access a health system without impacting the family economy and at the same time keeping the patient healthy, active and productive in their community. 

Over time other hospitals took the example of helping their community and have joined the network of Surgery Without Medical Insurance; Mercy & Memorial Hospitals, Delano Regional Medical Center, Heart Hospital, PPSC and Bakersfield Specialist Surgery Center. All with the interest to promote health in their community. 

To date, more than 5,500 patients have been treated, not only from California but also from all parts of the United States. It should be noted that 84% of these patients without health insurance are of Mexican nationality.  

Surgery Without Medical Insurance program is currently growing and continues to be in effect. 

 

  • 2015-2018 – Member of the board of directors of CSF Medical Non-Profit Foundation 501 (c)(3) as medical director. 

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