Paul Florentino

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Demaine Funeral Home
520 South Washington Street
Alexandria, VA



MD, FACP Deputy Commander of Medical Services at National Naval Medical Center died June 19, 2011 in Alexandria, Virginia.
He was born in Brooklyn, NY and received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Colgate University and his medical degree cum laude from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his training in Internal Medicine at Cornell Cooperating Hospitals- Memorial Sloan Kettering and North Shore University Hospitals. He served as a US Air Force Flight Surgeon following residency. He later joined the faculty at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences as a civilian pulmonary/internal medicine specialist. His dedication and interest in making a leadership difference eventually brought him to the Board of Directors wherein the words of RADM Nathan "he had been a true shaker and mover as the Director". More recently he assumed the position of Deputy Commander of Medical Services, the only civilian to have ever held this position. There he made vital contributions to the board using his corporate experience and knowledge to assist in the major transitions involved in the merger of Walter Reed Army Medical Center and NNMC Bethesda. He had a lifelong pursuit of clinical excellence and dedication to Internal Medicine. In addition to his full time work at NNMC, he also served as Governor, Virginia Chapter of the American College of Physicians.
He is survived by his life partner Chris Pedersen of Alexandria, Virginia, his mother Rose Florentino of Spring Hill, FL; His brothers Michael Florentino of Manalapan, NJ; and Gene Florentino of Buffalo, NY, in addition to many beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and an extensive network of dear friends.
Viewing on Thursday, June 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Demaine Funeral Home, 520 South Washington St., Alexandria, VA. Funeal Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 24 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 310 S. Royal St., Alexandria, VA. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery in the Fall. While flowers are appreciated, Paul would have been grateful for contributions in his name to the Whitman Walker Clinic 1701 14th Street, NW Washington D.C., DC 20009 (202) 745-7000.

Published in The Washington Post on June 22, 2011
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