Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, Dr. J.J. Saenz has been treating patients at Pediatric Center at Renaissance since 1979. After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin in 1971, he continued his education and received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. Dr. Saenz obtained his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 1976. He then completed his Internship and Residency programs with Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Texas Children’s Hospital, Jefferson Davis and Ben Taub Hospitals in Houston. From 1986 to 2003, he was an Associate Professor for the University of Texas, San Antonio Residency Program.
Dr. Saenz is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Texas Pediatric Society, member of the Executive committee of the Baylor College of Medicine Alumni Association and the University of Texas Alumni Association. He is currently the Medical Director for the McAllen ISD Health Program for yearly Standing Orders, as well as a member of the Quality care and Peer review committee at the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance.
Dr. Saenz has served as chief of Pediatrics at McAllen Medical Center Hospital, Rio Grande Regional Hospital and Doctors Hospital at Renaissance. He was recently elected by the Baylor College of Medicine Alumni Association Executive Committee as the 2011-2012 Alumni Association president.