Ariel Rodriguez

Ariel Rodriguez is an Orthopaedic Surgery research fellow at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Ariel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Psychology from Rutgers University and graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Ariel served as an anatomy lab teaching assistant and class treasurer during medical school. While at Georgetown, Ariel continued his interest in healthcare improvement by being selected as a Healthcare Leadership fellow, where he met with healthcare leaders to formulate solutions to ongoing and emerging problems in the field of medicine. He continues to pursue his passion for orthopedic surgery organizing and managing numerous clinical projects, directing medical students, and presenting abstracts at national conferences. Ariel is passionate about improving patient outcomes and getting patients back to their favorite activities.

Ariel aided in the founding of Paquete Sol because of the opportunity to increase access to patient education and reduce the rates of skin cancer among the high-risk population in the United States. He brings his leadership, advocacy, and teaching experiences to the organization. He is a strong advocate of spending time outdoors and believes safe sun exposure is one of the best low cost ways to improve bone health, mental health, and overall health. 

In his free time, Ariel enjoys experiencing new cuisines, scuba diving, snowboarding, golfing, and video games.