Jewish Family & Career Services

Meet Juan Gustavo Polo, M.D. – 2022 MOSAIC Award Honoree


Dr. Juan Polo was one of the first Cuban American physicians in Louisville to obtain his medical credentialing to practice medicine in the United States and has been serving the community since 1997. Currently, Dr. Polo is an Internal Medicine specialist with Norton Healthcare. After receiving his medical degree from Superior Institute of Medical Sciences of Santiago de Cuba, he practiced as an OBGYN in Cuba, then for 2 years in the Republic of Burundi.

When Dr. Polo came to the United States in 1997, he utilized JFCS recredentialing services. He also met 3 Cuban physicians who came to the U.S. in the 1960’s, and benefitted greatly from their friendship and mentorship. Dr. Polo is passionate about removing language barriers for Spanish speaking patients in the medical sphere, and prioritizes establishing meaningful and culturally sensitive relationships with his patients.

Dr. Polo is involved in Norton Healthcare’s La Clinica, a practice dedicated to serving the Latinx community of Louisville. He is passionate about engaging the Latinx community around health education and prevention. JFCS is honored to present Dr. Polo with a 2022 MOSAIC Award.