Fred Rincon, MD, MSc, FACP

Fred Rincon, MD, MSc, FACP

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909 Walnut Street
3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-7000
(215) 503-7007 fax

Medical School

MD, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada. Bogota, Colombia - 1996
M,Sc, Columbia University, Epidemiology - 2008
MBE, University of Pennsylvania, Bioethics - (Anticipated May 2012)


Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
New York Presbyterian Hospital


New York Presbyterian Hospital
Cooper Medical Center, Camden NJ

Board Certification

Vascular Neurology
Critical Care Medicine

Hospital Appointment

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery
Neurointensivist, Division of Neurotrauma and Critical Care


Natural of Santander and a graduate of the Colegio El Rosario in Colombia, Dr. Rincon studied Medicine and Surgery at the Universidad Militar Nueva Granada in Bogota. He participated in non-formal post-graduate education in Vascular Biology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey under Robert Hobson II, and then served as a resident in Internal Medicine at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx and Neurology at the Neurological Institute of New York. After his residency, he was a clinical fellow in Neurocritical Care and Vascular Neurology under the guidance of Stephan Mayer and Ralph Sacco. During this time, he was a National Institutes of Health (NIH) trainee and was awarded the prestigious SPORTRIAS (Specialized Program on Translational Research in Acute Stroke) educational grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). After his training in Cerebrovascular Diseases he served as a fellow in Critical Care Medicine under the mentorship of R. Phillip Dellinger and Joseph E. Parrillo. Additionally, he has earned a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology from the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University and a Master of Bioethics from the Center of Bioethics of the University of Pennsylvania (Anticipated May 2012). He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Critical Care (ABIM), Neurology (ABPN), Vascular Neurology (ABPN), and Neurocritical Care (UCNS); he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Heart Association; and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Society of Neurocritical Care, and American Academy of Neurology. Among a long list of publications, he is the author or co-author of several original articles, invited reviews and editorials, and a few books.

Expertise and Research Interests

Critically-ill neurological patient
Stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage
Targeted Temperature Management, Hypothermia


English, Spanish