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Sanford Health welcomes Alfredo Fernando Valdez Valencia, MD, to the pediatric hospitalist team


Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota welcomes Alfredo Fernando Valdez Valencia, MD, to the pediatric hospitalist team at the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.

Dr. Valdez attended medical school at the Universidad de San Martin de Porres in Lima, Peru. Following his time at the Universidad, Dr. Valdez gained incredible knowledge while participating in a valuable experience during his internship at the Hospital Nacional Sergio E. Bernales in Lima, Peru. He later completed his residency with the Department of Pediatrics at the New York Medical College in New York City, NY.

Before joining Sanford Health, Dr. Valdez provided inpatient and outpatient services at the NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan in New York. Dr. Valdez has also achieved the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certification as well as being a Board Certified Medical Doctor: Medical Surgeon in Peru.

Dr. Valdez offers professional, ethical and spiritual family-centered inpatient care while providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date evidence-based pediatric medicine. Dr. Valdez assesses, diagnoses and manages acute and chronically ill pediatric inpatients. He provides expert routine examinations and treatment of minor illnesses.

“I believe in excellent, compassionate and a human approach when I provide care to both the patient and their family,” shared Dr. Valdez.

In Dr. Valdez’s free time, he enjoys indulging in the musical arts including playing the piano, drums and even the guitar. When he isn’t working on his instrumental abilities, Dr. Valdez spends his time outdoors in the wilderness or on the water fishing.