Meet our doctors
RAFAEL O. NUNEZ, M.D.
Dr. Nunez was born in Colombia, South America. He received his Medical Doctor Degree from "La Universidad Nacional De Colombia" in Bogota in 1978. He practiced different fields of Medicine and Surgery in Colombia and then completed his residency program in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the New York Medical College, School Of Medicine at the Metropolitan Hospital Center in Manhattan in 1998 . Before Founding Soma Medical Center, P.A., he practiced in different facilities in NY, NJ and Florida.
Since year 2000 he has been working as Medical Director in Soma Medical Center, P.A. and he has been certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is an ACLS certified and licensed to practice Medicine in the State of Florida.
JAIRO RESTREPO, M.D.
Dr. Restrepo was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia. He is a graduate of "Universidad De Antioquia" in Colombia, where he received his Medical Doctor Degree in 1977. Before joining Soma Medical Center, P.A., he practiced in different fields as general Practitioner in different facilities in Colombia and Florida. During the last 6 years he has been working in Soma Medical Center, P.A as General Practitioner, he has been working in the Health field for 32 years. He is licensed to practice Medicine in Florida.
ANDRES ALBORNOZ, M.D.
Dr. Albornoz was born in Caracas-Venezuela. He received his Medical Degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1985, completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 1989, Gastroenterology Fellowship 1993 in Caracas-Venezuela, he also was trained in Clinical Hepatology at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem-Israel from 1993 to 1994. He practiced private medicine as a Specialist in several Hospitals in Venezuela and was a Professor of Gastroenterology/Hepatology and Chief of the Liver Clinic at The Venezuelan Red Cross Hospital, being honored with the Distinguished Services Medal of the International Society of the Red Cross for his dedication and expertise.
Dr. Albornoz fulfilled the requirements of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and Became a Member of the American Medical Association. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians since 2000, Member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases since 2003, and elected Fellow since 2015. International Member of the American College of Gastroenterology since 2013. His name appears in a number of scientific publications in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Before joint SOMA he practiced medicine in San Juan, Puerto Rico and in Lake Clarke Shores, Florida. Dr. Albornoz is ACLS certified and licensed to practice Medicine in Puerto Rico and the State of Florida.
DAVID MANDELBLUM, M.D.
Dr. Mandelblum, husband and father of 4 children, now entering his 27th year in medical practice was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Where, in 1988 he received his Medical Doctor degree from the “Universidad de los Andes”. After several years of rural practice where he served primarily the underprivileged population, and conducted research in cornea transplant and glaucoma, he decided to pursue postgraduate training in the United States. Once he fulfilled the requirements of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, Dr. Mandelblum completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the prestigious Albert Einstein School of Medicine in Long Island, New York. Before joining SOMA in 2013, he practiced private medicine in Bradenton, Florida where he also was the Medical Director for a rehabilitation center for patients with dementia and brain injuries.
In addition, Dr. Mandelblum has served as a board member and chairman on several different hospital committees in the East and West coasts of Florida. He was also the physician for the athletic youth program conducted by the Bradenton Police. In 2008, Dr and Mrs. David Mandelblum were honored with the “Tree of Life” award from the Jewish National fund in recognition for their outstanding commitment to their community and the country of Israel. Dr. Mandelblum has also been a guest speaker for several pharmaceutical companies and Azteca TV 48 on topics such as hypertension, lipid disorders, osteoporosis, and other health related topics. He also participated as a co-investigator for pharmaceutical trials. He is a part of FIU’s faculty as a clinical instructor.
Homeland security also appointed him as a civil surgeon for immigration medical exams. Dr. Mandelblum is committed to provide the best care possible for his patients with compassion and respect. As said in the Hippocratic Oath, “I experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.”