Dr. Pedro J. Loredo III grew up in Dallas in a working class family with his parents and brother. After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School and attaining the highest rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America, he went on to attend the University of North Texas where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry and Biology with a minor in Chemistry.
Dr. Loredo was the first in his family to graduate from college and was involved in student government and athletics during his time at UNT. While in college, Dr. Loredo underwent training as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and his passion for medicine was ignited.
Dr. Loredo received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical School at Galveston where he worked very closely with the world-renowned Dr. David Herndon at the Shriners Burns Hospital as a burn research fellow and assisted with cutting edge medical research.
Dr. Loredo completed his General Surgery Residency at St. John Hospital Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan where he had the privilege of working closely with Dr. Hawasli, one of the pioneers of laparoscopic and minimally-invasive surgery. This exposure was primarily responsible for Dr. Loredo’s growing fascination with minimally-invasive techniques.