(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- On Monday, May 23, 2011, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz underwent surgery after receiving a diagnosis that he had a brain tumor. After a successful surgery, he is currently in recovery and in stable condition. During this time, the Office of Commissioner Diaz asks that his family's privacy is respected; any media inquiries regarding this matter can be directed to Communications Director Olga Vega at 786-258-1635 or Chief of Staff Maria Lievano-Cruz at 786-295-4858.
The commissioner's surgeon, Dr. Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, Medical Director of Baptist Hospital Neuro Science Center, is also available for comment. Please call Baptist Hospital's public relations desk at 786-596-6534.