Title: General Pediatric Surgeon
Company: Nemours Children’s Hospital
Location: Orlando, Florida, United States
Cynthia Reyes, General Pediatric Surgeon, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pediatric surgery.
Dr. Reyes became involved in her profession after being inspired by Richard Corinadus, one of her teachers in junior high school. Mr. Corinadus saw that she needed a little direction, so he asked her what her two favorite subjects were and what does she liked to do. Dr. Reyes came back the next day and told him that she liked science and she likes helping people. Mr. Corinadus replied with words that would change her life; “Well, you’re going to be a doctor.” She thought that he was crazy, especially since she was living in the inner city with not much money at the time. Mr. Corinadus and his wife, Linda, mentored Dr. Reyes and paid her way all the way up to medical school. She loves children, was always intrigued by medicine, and has good hands, which made for a good combination.
Dr. Reyes graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1982. She attributes her success to her upbringing and faith in God. She was the first person in her family to go to college and feels blessed by her many opportunities and the impressive people she’s met along the way. Not only is she known for her compassion and strong work ethic, but she is known as being the first Latina woman to be trained in pediatrics in the United States. Since 2017, she has served as the President of the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons. In addition to her work as a pediatric surgeon, she is an experienced martial artist and the author of “Intestinal Barrier Dysfunction in Human Necrotizing Enterocolitis.”
Looking toward the future, Dr. Reyes endeavors on moving into a major leadership position in a surgical department.
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