Heriberto Sedeno M.D. Was A Pedro Pan
Heriberto Sedeno M.D. was one of over 14,000 unaccompanied
Cuban children who arrived without their parents to the U.S.
between 1960 and 1962 under the auspices of the Pedro Pan
Program. This program functioned under the umbrella of the
Cuban Refugee Program created by a Presidential Executive
Order and administered by the U.S. Department of Health,
Education and Welfare (“HEW”).
A Pedro Pan
Dr. Sedeno was assigned to Camp Matecumbe, a former Boys
Scouts camp in the outskirts of Miami, Florida. This camp during the
early 1960s was transformed into a placement and education center
for more than 400 Cuban children from 14 to 17 years old. Dr.
Sedeno in June 1963 graduated from the camp’s High School. His
class was the only graduating class from this school ran by the
Christian Brothers. The school closed in 1963 and the camp in
Undergraduate and Graduate Education
Dr. Sedeno completed his undergraduate studies from the
University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas, with a major in Biology
in 1969. He enrolled at the University of Zaragoza School of
Medicine, Spain and obtained his M.D. degree in 1975.
Possessing an excellent academic background, he has worked
with many recognized institutes in different capacities during his
career. He earned a distinguished reputation amongst his medical
peers for providing excellent medical care, in particular to the
Hispanic community in the Houston area.
Dr. Sedeno obtained the following certifications: ECFMG
(1976), Texas License in Medicine and Surgery (1977),
Diplomate American Board of Family Practice (1979).
From 1979 to 1985 Dr. Sedeno was in solo practice associated with Alief
General Hospital and Rosewood General Hospital in Houston. In 1985,
he joined West Houston Family Practice Associates, P.A. and served as
its Principal until 1995. In January 1996, he was elected to be the
President of West Houston Family Healthcare Associates, Houston,
Texas. He ran his own private practice in Houston for 17 years during
which he supervised two bilingual family physicians. In 2007, he
negotiated the sale of his practice and transitioned previous patients to
the new practice. Throughout his career, he has also been affiliated with
hospitals, such as West Houston Medical Center serving as a member of
the Credential Committee, Utilization Management Committee, and
Medical Executive Committee. He was also Chief of the Family Practice
Department in 1989. He was a staff physician at Memorial Southwest
Hospital from 1980 to 2007.
Heriberto Sedeno, M.D. is a retired family physician who has thirty
years of experience in direct patient care. He now resides in