Dr. Rodolfo Gari earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, graduating cum laude, from the University of South Florida in Tampa. He went on to study medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida, earning his Doctor of Medicine in 1985. Dr. Gari’s medical training included an internship in internal medicine at Orlando Regional Medical Center and a residency in anesthesiology at Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital.
After practicing medicine for a decade, Dr. Gari returned to school and graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida College of Business. He specialized in finance and entrepreneurship and finished in the top one percent of his class. Dr. Gari belonged to the international business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma.
A dedicated philanthropist, Dr. Rodolfo Gari supports a number of national and local charitable endeavors including The Children’s Home, an organization in Tampa serving children who have suffered abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Dr. Gari also contributes to the work of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, various Catholic charities, and the Berkeley Preparatory School, as well as volunteering with Habitat for Humanity International and Metropolitan Ministries.
In his spare time, Dr. Rodolfo Gari enjoys playing football and basketball, jogging, bicycling, and weight training. An avid fisherman, he participates in tournaments sponsored by the local Big Game Fishing Club.