Dr. de Cardenas completed his specialty in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 1983.
He then completed a fellowship in Cardio Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Baylor College in 1984. At the present time, he is the Corporate Medical Director for Preferred Care in Plano, Texas.
He serves as Vice President of Operations for Select Specialty Hospitals in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He also serves as Corporate Medical Development for Rehab Care in St. Louis, Missouri, as well as being a Member of their Medical Advisory Board. In his 25 years of experience as a Physiatrist, he has helped built multiple Rehabilitation Hospitals, Outpatient Therapy Centers, and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
He had previously served as the Medical Director of HealthSouth for South Florida, as well as a member of the Medical Board for Continental Medical Systems. He has also served as an Advisor in the Development of Rehabilitation Hospitals and Outpatient Centers in Spain, Mexico and Central and South America. He has a keen interest and expertise in developing specialty programs for both Skilled Nursing Facilities and Rehabilitation Hospitals.
He currently resides in Coral Gables, Florida where he is President and Chief of Staff at West Gables Rehabilitation Hospital and of West Gables Healthcare Center. Dr. de Cardenas has extensive medical and business contacts throughout North, Central and South America, Mexico and Spain.