Meet Our Medical Staff

Luis Diez-Morales, MDLuis Diez-Morales, MD Medical Director 

Dr. Diez-Morales was named Director of Medical Outpatient Services at Saint Francis in 1984. He has also served as the Systems Medical Director of Ambulatory Services. Currently, he serves as the Chief of General Internal Medicine and the Chairman of the Continuing Medical Education Committee at Saint Francis. With his new role within MHI, he is responsible for developing and organizing the clinical standards, protocols, clinical services and quality management for both entities.

Dr. Diez-Morales earned his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. He completed his internal medicine residency at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, where he also served as Assistant Chief Resident and Chief Resident. Dr. Diez-Morales then completed an endocrinology fellowship at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Dr. Diez-Morales is board-certified in internal medicine, and a member of the Hartford County Medical Association, and the Connecticut State Medical Society. He serves as Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and has been honored twice with the Thomas Preston Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Diez-Morales is also a founder and current president of the Malta House of Care, a mobile clinic that provides free care for the uninsured in Hartford.

Carl Gjertson, MD Carl Gjertson, MD - Urologist, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine 

Dr. Gjertson is a urologist at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, and is trained in using the da Vinci Surgical System®. He serves as Assistant Professor for the Department of Urology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Gjertson completed his surgical internship and served as a resident in the Department of Urology at New York – Presbyterian Hospital. He also served as a fellow in laparoscopy and endourology at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.