Elmer J. Pacheco, MD

Medical Director - Tampa Clinic

dr-pachecoElmer J. Pacheco, MD, is the Lung Institute’s medical director. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Humanities at the Johns Hopkins University. After earning his medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico Medical School, he fulfilled his internship and residency in internal medicine at Puerto Rico’s University District Hospital. He has also completed fellowships in medical oncology at M.D. Anderson Medical Center in Houston, Texas, and in nuclear medicine at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.

Dr. Pacheco has served with clinics and hospitals worldwide as medical director, professor and in committee and advisory capacities. He has published several papers in medical journals. Dr. Pacheco served throughout the 1980s and 90s on active duty in the United States Army Medical Corps, as well as in the Puerto Rico and New Mexico National Guard.

  • Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, 1984
  • The American Board of Internal Medicine, 1989
  • The American Board of Nuclear Medicine, 1994-2004
  • The American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, 1997-2007
  • Florida Medical Association (FMA)
  • American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT)
  • 1971 Bachelor of Arts in Humanities
    The John Hopkins University
    Baltimore, MD
  • 1981 Medical Doctor
    University of Puerto Rico Medical School
    Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • 1981-1982 Internal Medicine Internship
    University District Hospital
    Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • 1988-1990 Medical Oncology Fellowship
    M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, TX
  • 1992-1994 Nuclear Medicine Fellowship
    William Beaumont Army Medical Center
    El Paso, TX
  • 1981-1984 Puerto Rico Army National Guard
  • 1988-1990 U.S. Army Reserve
  • 1990-1996 U.S. Army Medical Corps (Active Duty)
  • 1999-2001 New Mexico National Guard
  • March 1996 – Presented an abstract at the 41st annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Southwest Chapter on initial clinical management of patients with reversible thallium cardiac perfusion defects.
  • March 1994 – Poster presentation at the 39th annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Southwest Chapter on the effect of meal consumption on radionuclide ventriculography.

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