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Eddy del Rio


Dr. Eddy M. del Río, the grandson of an anesthesiologist and the namesake son of a highly patented inventor, came to medicine by a circuitous route. His first love is classical music and he trained extensively in it, having taught at the university and conservatory level. Later, he worked as a contractor to the US military, providing programmatic support to the Army’s Office of Aviation Electronic Combat, and authoring the US Army’s GPS integration guide for the UH-60 Blackhawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopter fleets. He also served as a manufacturing and design engineer for a man-portable L-Band radio-tag interrogator system for cargo crew of Air Mobility Command of the US Air Force.

At the age of 41, Eddy entered St. Louis University School of Medicine and earned the MD degree. He completed residency in family practice and has maintained board certification since. After five years of civilian sector practice, including medical missions, he joined the US Department of Veterans Affairs as part of the VA’s Veterans Health Administration, and renders primary care to former US military, and serves as a Chief Medical Officer.

A Christian since he was a young teenager, his interests emphasize pre-evangelism by means of apologetics—using all at his disposal from science, philosophy, theology, and the arts. After learning the intricacies of human anatomy and physiology, it was only natural for him to wed such knowledge with his appreciation for engineering learned at his father’s side. Eddy’s projects center on discovering analogies between human inventions and systems found in nature, especially those in the human organism, as well as exploring the nature of different information types. He has served as a guest writer for articles published for Today’s New Reason to Believe. He has degrees from four universities and also completed the Certificate in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. He and his wife Lisa have two sons and five grandchildren and they reside in Gulfport, Mississippi.

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