Dr. Arnold Vera Biography

Arnold Vera received his M.D. degree at the Facultad de Medicina Universidad De Carabobo in Valencia, Venezuela in 1970. He completed post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at the University of California [UCLA], Los Angeles in 1975.

After returning to Venezuela in 1976, he served as Chief of Endocrinology at the Hospital Central Universitario in Barquisimeto, Venezuela from 1977 until 1985. In addition, he taught as an Assistant Professor, later as an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pathophysiology at the Escuela De Medicina Universidad Centro — Occidental, L.A., in Barquisimeto between 1977 and 1986.

From 1986 to 1989, Arnold Vera attended Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene to complete a Masters of Science training in reproductive biology. From 1990 to 1991, he had a Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine and taught as an Assistant Instructor in the School of Medicine at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Between 1992 and 1995, he served as Coordinator at the Outpatient Endocrine Clinic at Franklin Square Hospital Center in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition, he was a Lecturer and Faculty at the Essex Community College, Curriculum Internal Medicine and Endocrinology Programs between 1991 and 1995.

While being employed by the Western Maryland Health System from 1995 to 1999, Arnold Vera was appointed Clinical Instructor/Preceptor at AHEC & the University of Maryland, in Cumberland, Maryland in 1996, serving until 1998. From 1998 to 1999, he was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Medical School.

Arnold Vera moved to the greater Daytona Beach, Florida area in 1999. He is now a successful endocrinologist and wellness practitioner. He is the founder of the Vera Endo Wellness Institute in Daytona Beach.

Arnold Vera’s honors and awards include: Reflections Winner Award, Franklin Square Hospital, 1992; Lara College of Physicians Endemic Goiter Award, 1980; Venezuela Young Scientist, Junior Chamber, 1980; Scholarship for Undergraduate Medical Studies and Fellowship, 1964.

He has published articles in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, among others and presented papers on diagnostics and treatment of diabetes, thyroid disease, reproductive issues, new approaches to wellness in patients. He recently delivered a paper on Vitamin D levels across the Spectrum of Body Mass Index at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Francisco.

Arnold Vera is Board Certified in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Board Certified Diabetes Educator and a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. He has affiliation with the University of North Florida, College of Medicine. In addition, he lectures at the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine at Harbor UCLA Medical Center.