Betsy Gonzalez, MD, FACEP
Dr. Betzaida González Valentín is the emergency department medical director at Valley Baptist Medical Center Harlingen.
Dr. González assumed this leadership role after serving as an ED physician at multiple facilities in the Rio Grande Valley and in her native Puerto Rico. Fluent in both English and Spanish, she has served as an ED medical director in both Puerto Rico and in nearby Brownsville, TX.
A board-certified emergency physician, Dr. González was recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians in 2010 and has served as President of the Puerto Rico Chapter of ACEP. She earned her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus and her medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus before completing her emergency medicine residency training at the University of Puerto Rico Hospital-Dr. Federico Trilla.
Dr. González has since taught in Jamaica and Puerto Rico and is a graduate of the EMF/ACEP Teaching Fellowship Program. Her research has been featured in a number of scientific journals and she is an award-winning speaker, having given dozens of academic presentations.