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Jerald L. Pelayo, RN, MD, Joins Adventist Health Medical Office – Selma Central

(Hanford) – Adventist Health Medical Office - Selma Central is pleased to welcome Jerald L. Pelayo, RN, MD, who joined our team in July.

Fluent in English and Filipino, Dr. Pelayo has three years of experience practicing Internal Medicine, providing primary care services for adults and seniors. He commonly treats heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, lung disease, diabetes mellitus, thyroid disease, stroke and hypertension, among many others.

As an avid learner, Dr. Pelayo consistently finished as class valedictorian from his primary until his postgraduate studies. In fact, he graduated Summa Cum Laude for his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mountain View College (Philippines) and Cum Laude for his Doctor of Medicine from the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center (Philippines). He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he received several honors including the Sonia Stupniker award for his outstanding scholarly works.

Dr. Pelayo’s honors include recognition by the Philippine Board of Nursing as a 1st Placer among 67, 095 examinees on the Nurses Licensure Examination in 2011, and by the Philippine Board of Medicine as a 1st Placer among 1,601 examinees on the Physicians Licensure Examination in 2018. He was also the recipient of the Young Alumnus Award from the UERM – College of Medicine Alumni Association and Outstanding Alumnus Award from Mountain View College in 2019.

In addition to serving as a peer reviewer for numerous international journals, Dr. Pelayo has published at least 23 pubmed-indexed research papers (with almost 400 citations) focusing on COVID and COVID-related complications, cardiorenal syndrome, hepatorenal syndrome, acute and chronic kidney diseases, and congestive heart failure. He has also presented his research papers in several international forums.

He is affiliated with many prominent organizations, including the Philippine Nurses Association, UERMMMCI College of Medicine Alumni Association, the Philippine Medical Association,  and the American College of Physicians, to name a few.

Originally from the Philippines, Dr. Pelayo is an avid volunteer with a passion to help others. He’s served as a Medical and Surgical Mission volunteer in different regions of the Philippines. “I was inspired by my mother to practice medicine,” he says. “I am happy to be able to touch lives in meaningful ways—physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.”  

In his spare time, Dr. Pelayo enjoys spending time with his wife and two-year-old son in addition to composing original music, playing piano, singing, playing badminton and volleyball, swimming, hiking and reading.

Dr. Pelayo is accepting new patients and may be reached at Adventist Health Medical Office - Selma Central located at 2141 N. High St, Suite E in Selma. More information and appointments are available by calling 559-856-6110.