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Dr. Ernest Rehnke

Dr. Ernest Rehnke

Dr. Ernest Rehnke, originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, attended medical school at St. George University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. He then completed his five-year training in General Surgery at Methodist Hospital in New York, which included a Pediatric Surgery rotation at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn and a Transplantation rotation at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. Following this training, Dr. Rehnke completed a one-year fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Rehnke established his surgical practice in General/Peripheral Vascular Surgery in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1987. He has been a member of the Active Medical Staff at Palms of Pasadena Hospital since January 1988.

  • Dr. Rehnke began performing the BCIR procedure in 1994.
  • Dr. Rehnke is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
  • Each summer, Dr. Rehnke participates in Medical Mission trips to third-world and African countries. He has volunteered his surgical skills in Kenya, Haiti, Honduras, Ecuador and Guatemala.
  • Dr. Rehnke is also an avid sports advocate.

Dr. Rehnke's Approach To Patient Education

We are truly saddened by the loss of two of our BCIR surgeons who had a significant presence at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Their families, friends, patients, and co-workers truly miss these kind, dear gentlemen. They were loved by many and will never, ever be forgotten. God bless them both.

William O. Barnett, M.D.

James S. Pollack, M.D.

If you have any questions about the surgeon or the BCIR procedure, please send an email to Susan Kay or give her a call at (800) 336-0789. Don't forget to ask her to send you a CD about the BCIR procedure.