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I currently serve as Assistant Chief of Emergency Medicine at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. I am primarily interested in teaching students how to approach undifferentiated patients and increasing their exposure to critical care. All physicians will be the "doctor on a plane" and may need to respond to medical emergencies. My other academic interests include emergency management of substance use disorder, addiction, emergency cardiology, and quality improvement.
I was born in Guadalajara, Mexico but spent my childhood in Mazatlan. My life in the US began in San Diego, specifically Eastlake (Chula Vista). I am a UCSD Triton and a DGSOMer (class of 2012). I completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA, after which I pursued the DGSOM Medical Education Fellowship Certificate Program in Innovations in Curriculum Design & Evaluation. I am a fantasy football fanatic and enjoy the occasional pickup basketball game (I miss my Wooden days). Every year, I strongly believe the Chargers will win the Super Bowl, and yet they find incredibly creative ways not to win it. I am fluent in Spanish.