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Gerardo Colón-Otero, MD

Gerardo Colón-Otero, MD
(2017-2020)
Director, Health Disparities Research; Associate Dean, Mayo Medical School; Professor, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
​Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Jacksonville, Florida

​Dr. Colón-Otero is board certified in hematology, medical oncology and internal medicine. He is the Associate Dean, Mayo Medical School, Florida campus, Professor Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Director of Health Disparities Research at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. He has served as Founding Director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program and Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the Mayo Clinic in Florida.

Dr. Colón-Otero currently practices hematology and medical oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Florida where he served as Chair of the Division of Hematology/Oncology for 15 years. His dedication to education has been recognized with the Mayo Clinic Educator Achievement Award, Course Educator of the Year Award and Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Community Service Award.  He has served in multiple leadership roles at the Mayo Clinic including member of the Board of Governors, Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, Chair of the Diversity Committee, Chair of the Quality Committee among others. He is the Past President of the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Community Hospice Northeast in Jacksonville, Florida and the American Board of Internal Medicine-Hematology.

Dr. Colón-Otero graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Puerto Rico with a B.Sc. in Mathematics and obtained his M.D. from the University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine with election to Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Hematology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN as well as a fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University of Virginia.