Rene Alonzo, MD
Hello! My name is Rene Alonzo. I was born in Orange, California but Midwestern raised in South Bend, Indiana, my 2 younger brothers and parents still living in South Bend. I completed my undergraduate education at the University of Notre Dame (GO IRISH!) majoring in Pre-Med. After completing my B.S. I worked as an office assistant, Medical Interpreter, and Community Health Worker in Diabetes education, before deciding to attend Ross University School of Medicine on the island of Dominica. While in Dominica I had the opportunity to meet my wonderful fiancée, Madeline. My clinical clerkships were for the most part completed in Chicago at Saint Anthony’s Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital.
For me, FWMEP was an easy top choice. It is an unopposed, dually accredited program, that would allow me to maximize my opportunities to best serve my community and provide full-spectrum care. But best of all, Fort Wayne has a wonderful group of residents, faculty, and staff that right away made me feel at home. Which is why I am honored to be part of the team. My particular interests include rural medicine and addiction medicine.
Outside of medicine I enjoy working out at the gym, hiking, camping, cooking, grilling, sitting by a nice bonfire on fall nights, and watching college football. With my fiancée, Madeline, we have a playful rivalry as to who is the better cook at home. Together we both enjoy touring our community and getting to know local bakeries, restaurants, and activities.