Rudy joined the Disc Spine Institute in 2014. As a valued member of our medical team, Rudy assists Dr. Valente with seeing patients in clinic and in formulating diagnoses and treatment plans. He also provides surgical assistance and provides patients with preoperative and postoperative education.
In addition to being a certified Orthopedic Physician Assistant, Rudy is certified as a Surgical First Assistant, an Orthopedic Technologist and an Emergency Medical Technologist (EMT). He was a Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy and a Desert Storm Veteran. Rudy is also fluent in Spanish. His training and 29 years of experience allow him to assist in returning patients back to an active and pain-free lifestyle.