Dr. Jorge Valdes, DNP, CRNA

Jorge Valdes, DNP, CRNA

Dr. Jorge Valdes is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Barry University in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. He began his nursing career and undergraduate studies at the University of Miami. He obtained his Master of Nurse Anesthesia at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in 2002. He received his Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of Miami in 2012. His current research focus is drug addiction in anesthesia. Dr. Valdes' article titled, "The Concept of Reentry in the Addicted Anesthesia Provider" was published in the AANA Journal in April 2014.

Dr. Valdes is currently the president of the Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetist. He works in various office-based surgery centers and is a partner in a CRNA consulting business. Dr. Valdes' clinical interests include regional anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia, and anesthesia for mission work.

In November of 2013, Dr. Valdes became an Ironman completing the 140.6 mile Ironman distance while competing in the Ironman Florida triathlon.