<!--Please See naming conventions at WP:MOSBIO, do not add details like "Dr." or "PhD"-->Norman Maldonado
, (born 1935 in Adjuntas
, Puerto Rico
), is one of Puerto Rico's top hematologists
and served as President of the University of Puerto Rico
(UPR). In 1992, during the presidency, he also chaired the pro-statehood New Progressive Party
's platform-drafting committee. In the years following the election, he helped the governor Pedro Rossello
to initiate the reform of Puerto Rico's health system. Since 2005, he has published numerous columns for The San Juan Star newspaper, many of them documenting Puerto Rico's medical history.
The Puerto Rico Senate recently passed a bill naming the Puerto Rico Medical Center's University Hospital after Dr. Maldonado, the only medical doctor to have held the post of UPR President.
A native of the mountain town of Adjuntas
, he is married to Mary Ann Maldonado, a well known feminist and social activist, and have several grown-up children.