Ricardo E. Calvo MD, PhD

He was born in the city of San Cristobal de La Habana on February 12, 1944. He attended Colegio de Belen in Marianao for his elementary and secondary education.

Before graduating from Colegio de Belen in Cuba, he departed for New York City in October 1960 where he remained until 1976.

During that time he completed a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering at New York University and went on to obtain his Master and PhD. in the same field from Columbia University and Polytechnic University of New York in 1967 and 1977, respectively.

During 1970-71 he had the opportunity of doing research in the area of electrophysiology at Cornell University Medical College in New York City.

In 1967 he joined IBM as an Electrical Engineer at their facilities in Poughkeepsie/Kingston in New York where he remained until 1976 when he was transferred within the firm to Austin Texas where he still resides.

In 1981 he reseigned from his position as Manager at IBM to pursue a career in Medicine. His medical studies were first initiated at the University of Puerto Rico Medical School in San Juan PR and later finished at Texas Tech University Health Science Center at Lubbock, Texas in 1986.

He went on to do his internship and residency in Medical Pediatrics at the Austin Children Hospital. Upon completion in 1990 he pursued a medical subspecialty in Child Neurology at the Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas Texas until 1993.

He holds Board Certifications both in Pediatrics and in Child Neurology.

He has also practiced medicine as a child neurologist at Scott and White Clinic in Temple, Texas from 1993 to 1997. During that time he also served as Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at Texas A&M Medical School.

He has coauthored several papers in the field of Electrical Engineering and Medicine. He holds also a U.S. Patent as a result of his doctoral dissertation.

He is a member of the American Medical Association and of the American Child Neurology. He has received awards as the Best Pediatric Resident Teacher at Texas A&M Medical School in Temple, Texas and at the Texas Tech Health Science Center in Amarillo, Texas.

At the present time he is a consultant in Child Neurology in Amarillo and Dallas, Texas.

During his limited spare time, he has devoted himself to the study of the political and economic future of Cuba.