Global Perspective

April 1, 2004

Raised in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, Dr. Valerie Beckles, a pediatrician and medical director for Aetna's Southeast Region, graduated from medical school in Jamaica then trained in London and Nassau, Bahamas, before practicing in Texas and transitioning into administration in recent years. Her broad background has allowed her to bring perspective to patient care and the diversity issues that arise in healthcare today.