Kennewick General Hospital has a new infectious disease specialist. Dr. Jose Fernando Echaiz came on board Aug. 1; he’ll work with Dr. Jimmy Chua at 8232 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick.Dr. Echaiz recently finished an infectious disease fellowship at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University in Missouri, a hospital news release said.
He completed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan and worked as a hospitalist from 2004-07 at the Ricardo Palma Clinic in Lima, Peru, the release said.
He also worked as a clinical research associate for Abbott Laboratories in Peru and research associate for Association Via Libre.
He holds a doctorate in medicine from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Peru.