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Dr. Jorge Prieto

Dr. Jorge Prieto was a respected physician and former president of the Chicago Board of Health. Dr. Prieto immigrated to the United States as a struggling intern from Mexico and dedicated his life to bringing medical care to the disadvantaged and displaced Hispanic Community in the United States.

Dr. Prieto received his degree in medicine from the Universidad Nacional de Mexico in 1949. Among his many honors and responsibilities, he has been Consultant on Family Life to the National Bishops Committee for the Spanish Speaking, a member of the Migrant Labor Advisory Committee for the state of Illinois, and consultant to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Aging from 1970 to 1975.