Lorena Polo, MD
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Lorena Polo, MD received her undergraduate degree with honors in Immunology and major in Human Biology at the University of Toronto in Canada. She obtained the medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada where she graduated with distinction in research and was selected in the Dean’s List.
Lorena Polo, MD trained in internal medicine at New York University School of Medicine, Langone Hospital, Brooklyn campus residency program. During her training she was exposed to under-served community, uninsured, ethnically and gender diverse patients with unique and complex medical conditions. This experience paved the path and solidified her interest to pursue medical education and clinical skills to serve such vulnerable patient population. She witnessed the high rate of infections such patients would carry and developed further interest in this specialty. She advanced her postgraduate training in Infectious Diseases at New York Presbyterian program in Queens, NY.
Lorena Polo, MD settled and currently works in the outpatient setting as an Infectious Disease specialist in Hartford, Connecticut and holds a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Saint Joseph. She was one of the presenters at the 1st scientific session of the Albanian American Medical Society held in Spring 2013 in Washington DC. She was distinguished for her interesting data presented and the high quality of her work. She has been member of the organization since the beginning of her career and takes interest in being part of the “Covid-19 Task Force Team” initiative undertaken by the AAMS President. She was born in Fier, Albania and maintains close ties with her community.