Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Richard Aguilera, Clinical Assistant Professor at Cleveland Clinic, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in treatment, research and instruction in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Dr. Aguilera obtained a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy in 1996 and followed with a Medical Doctor in 2000 from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. He completed an internship with Cardinal Santos Medical Center in 2001 and served a residency with the Philippine Orthopedic Center in Quezon City from 2003 to 2006. After immigrating to the United States, he served a residency with the MetroHealth System in Cleveland from 2007 to 2011.
Since 2011, Dr. Aguilera has provided superior care as a staff physician with the physical medicine and rehabilitation department of Cleveland Clinic and since 2014 as a clinical assistant professor with the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. In addition, since 2017 he has excelled as the site director for physical medicine and rehabilitation residency training with the Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital in Avon and since 2018 as clinical preceptor with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Aguilera is board certified in brain injury medicine as well as physical medicine and rehabilitation by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Aguilera attributes his success to his parents for their support ever since he was young and when he went to medical school. His wife and his son have also been a strong source of support and inspiration. Lastly, his colleagues and friends who believe in him have helped him reach success. Dr. Aguilera’s most notable achievement has been his work as a mentor to the next generation. In the coming years, he intends to teach more often and sees himself getting involved in a quarterly traumatic brain injury medicine lecture series.
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