July 08, 2022

Medicine: Maria Teresa Abreu

Dr. María Teresa Abreu, Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology and Director of the Center for Crohn’s and Colitis at the University of Miami Health System, cannot remember a time when she did not want to be a doctor.

A second-generation American, born to Cuban immigrants, she learned from her parents the value of education and work. “I had the wonderful and tireless support of my family who valued education above all else,” she shares from her Florida practice.

“My outlook on life and my relationship with others is determined by my heritage and I see this as a gift given to me by my family through the history that brought them to the United States.”

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