Hector R. Mena, MD, FACR
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With a medical career spanning over four decades, Dr. Hector R. Mena has helped care for a countless number of patients and has been at the forefront in the medical field of Rheumatology.
A Founding Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, Dr. Mena first earned his Medical Degree from the Universidad de Costa Rica in 1966. Following medical school, Dr. Mena worked as a research fellow with the Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research through the University of Massachusetts for four years. In 1970, he completed his internship at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From there, he went on to performed his residency in Internal Medicine through the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, completing the program in 1971. Afterwards, he earned a fellowship in Rheumatology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 1973.Prior to joining The Baton Rouge Clinic in 1976, Dr. Mena was in charge of Rheumatology department at Michigan State University at Kalamazoo.
Dr. Mena is licensed to practice medicine in the state of Louisiana, and has dedicated his life to advancing the practice of medicine and helping to instruct many physicians through their student and residency years at both Louisiana State University (LSU) and Tulane University. He serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at LSU and Tulane, and is in charge of the rheumatology training for the internal medicine residents at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center residency program.
His special interests are the clinical care of systemic inflammatory disease, graduate medical education, and clinical research in the field of Rheumatology.