Jose Rodriguez, MD, MBA, FAAP, a pediatrician with WellStar Medical Group Kennestone Pediatric Associates, has been named Physician of the Year by the Georgia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Rodriguez, a pediatrician for more than 20 years, is being recognized for his volunteer work with Ser Familia, a nonprofit founded in 2001 to help Latino families in the areas of family support and counseling, child abuse prevention, domestic violence prevention and crisis management.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr. Rodriguez completed his bachelor’s degree in science at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, and a medical degree from San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Rodriguez came to Georgia in 1981 to serve a residency in pediatrics at the Medical College of Medicine in Augusta. Since 1981, he has been practicing in Cobb County. In 1998, he received a master’s degree in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University. He is board certified in pediatrics.
Dr. Rodriguez holds two academic appointments in the pediatric departments of two medical schools. Since 2000, he has taught third and fourth year medical students as clinical professor at the Medical College of Georgia, and since 2005, he has taught third year medical students as adjunct associate clinical professor at Morehouse School of Medicine.
Dr. Rodriguez serves on the board of directors for the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics as a District II Representative for Cobb County and Douglas County.