With a medical career spanning over four decades, Dr. Hector Mena has helped countless patients in the years of his medical practice and has been at the forefront in the medical field of Rheumatology.
A Founding Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, Dr. Mena first earned his M.D. from the Universidad de Costa Rica in 1966. He completed his internship at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1970. Afterwards, he then performed his residency in Internal Medicine through the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, completing that program in 1971. He earned a fellowship in Rheumatology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1973.
Licensed to practice in the state of Louisiana, Dr. Mena has dedicated his life to advancing the practice of medicine and helped instruct many physicians through their student and residency years at both LSU and Tulane University. He serves as Assistant Professor of Medicine at LSU and Tulane, and has been in charge of family practice resident training at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center residency program, a role he has fulfilled for the past decade and a half.
His special interests are the clinical care of inflammatory arthritis, graduate medical education and clinical research in the field of Rheumatology.