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Maria Pujana MD
Cleveland International Hall of Fame
2013 Class

Maria Pujana MD was inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Wednesday May 8, 2013.

Maria Pujana with grandchildren

Maria Pujana with grandchildren


Maria was inducted by Len Komoroski, CEO of Cleveland Cavaliers/Quicken Loans Arena.

Len Komoroski

Len Komoroski


In the video clip below, Len Komoroski talks about his fellow member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2005, Maria Pujana.

(Be sure to watch the videos full screen - click on the icon in the lower right)

Len Komoroski

Len Komoroski gives Maria Pujana her Cleveland International Hall of Fame award

Len Komoroski gives Maria Pujana her
Cleveland International Hall of Fame award


Maria Pujana and Len Komoroski

Maria Pujana and Len Komoroski

Maria Pujana acceptance speech

Maria Pujana giving her acceptance speech



Maria Pujana acceptance speech


Inductees Jack Coyne and Maria Pujana on stage

Inductees Jack Coyne and Maria Pujana on stage


Hugo Urizar, Maria Pujana and Manuel Lopez

Maria's husband Hugo Urizar, Maria Pujana
and Honorary Consul of Spain Manuel Lopez



Len Komoroski gives Maria Pujana her Cleveland International Hall of Fame award



Maria Pujana and Len Komoroski


Dr. Maria Pujana, a physician, a clinical neurologist and neurophysiologist, is a faculty member at Case Western Reserve University's Global Health in the School of Medicine.

Her fields of concentrations are Economic Development, Public Health, Education Arts and Culture and International Affairs.

Dr. Pujana was a member of the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Foundation from 2002 to 2012 (Chair of Advisory and Selection Committee for Scholarships), Founder and Chair of the International Committee, Invest on Children Partner Member. She is a member of the MetroHealth Foundation Board, The Cleveland Red Cross (Chair of the International Affairs and Services Committee), The Advisory Board of the Cleveland Institute of Art, and the Helen Moss Cancer Research Foundation, Member of the Cleveland Office of Minority Health Advisory Committee.

She is also president and designer of Marise Designs a fine and fashion jewelry line. Her collection has accessorized Gala of Hispanic Designers, "Pasarela Cibeles Fashion Week" in Madrid Spain, New York Fashion Week and she has been featured in Vogue, Hola/Hello Magazine, Latina Style, The Plain Dealer, Sun Newspapers, Currents, Selecta, etc. and her jewelry was also shown in Cadena Magazine.

She received the 2011 Distinguish Ohioan Award; the 2010 TiE Ohio Community Catalyst Award; the 2009 YWCA Women of Achievement Award; the 2008 Visionary Award from the Hispanic Business Association; 2003 Business Woman of the Year from Score Magazine (USA); the 1997 Titan of Style from The Sun Newspapers and Nordstrom

She is a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2005.

Congratulations on this well-deserved honor Maria!


Be sure to mark May 7, 2014 in your calendar for next year's Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction.



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