Francisco Fuster, MD

Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical School
University of Puerto Rico
Undergraduate School
University of Puerto Rico

Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Career Interests: Orthopaedics, undecided on sub-specialty, academic or private practice

Personal Interests: Golf, cooking, spending time with my wife

Favorite things in Ann Arbor: Golfing, there are many golf courses in the periphery

"My name is Francisco J. Fuster Güisao, I was born in Guayama, Puerto Rico in 1992. I have lived almost all of my life in the island with the exception of the year 1999. I lived in Albany, New York for that year, then moved back to Puerto Rico. I then went to Guamaní Private School, a bilingual school where I learned most of my English. During my high school years, I got really focused on junior and amateur golf. I played in the Puerto Rico Golf Association making the junior team and winning the first flight amateur championship in 2009. I later attended to the University of Puerto Rico from 2010-2014, in which I got the opportunity to not only do my bachelor’s degree in General Biology, but to participate in research investigation in the United States. In the summer of 2011 I did a 2-month summer internship at Denver, Colorado, studying the pathogenic effects of living in a hypoxic environment on the heart. This experience really sparked my interest in medicine early on in my college studies. After graduating I did medicine within the University of Puerto Rico at the Medical Sciences Campus from 2014-2018, all the while participating in summer programs related to Orthopaedic Surgery, early on in medicine. During the summer of 2015, I was able to get clinical Orthopaedic Surgery experience and participate in research involving the management of ulnar nerve palsy regarding tendon transfers in the setting of leprosy I also participated in a quality improvement study related to the differences in obtaining orthopaedic care in patients with private health insurance versus government health insurance. Before finishing medical school, I got married to Stephanie M. Miranda Gómez on May 27, 2018, making it the most important day of my life. Currently, I am as happy as I have ever been doing my first year of residency at the U of M in Ann Arbor where I am keeping my interests broad my mind open while I explore what I can do for Orthopaedics."