Bernice C. Acevedo M.D., is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Acevedo completed her residency in Internal Medicine, as well as her fellowship in Nephrology & Hypertension at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida. During her training in Nephrology she served the leadership role of Chief Fellow, and was awarded “Fellow of the Year”, considered the highest recognition among all Internal Medicine subspecialties. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Internal Medicine and Nephrology for FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami, Florida. She is an active member of the American Society of Nephrology, and the Florida Society of Nephrology. Dr. Acevedo has extensive research expertise in the area of intrinsic kidney diseases caused by nicotine as well as kidney transplantation, with poster presentations, and publications in these areas. In addition to her medical interests in nephrology and hypertension, Dr. Acevedo keeps an active lifestyle as a runner, swimmer, and cyclist. She is proficient in English, Spanish, and Italian.