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Valerie M. Gironda

Read the full testimonial of SMUSOM alumni Dr. Valerie M. Gironda, who shared her experience at St. Matthew’s University.

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Prior to St. Matthew’s University, Dr. Valerie M. Gironda spent eight years in the Air Force Reserve Air National Guard while attending the University of Florida. She has successfully completed Aerospace Medicine training and is certified as a Flight Surgeon.

After graduating from St. Matthew’s University in 2005 she was offered and accepted a research fellowship in cardiology at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Gironda has specialized training to care for Air Crew including Pilots, Navigators, Loadmasters, Aerospace Medical Technicians and their families.

She is currently participating in cardiology research and completing her military training which includes Airborne School.