I am originally from Mexico City and got my MD from the UANL in Monterrey, Mexico. Prior to residency, I earned a Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science at the Mayo Clinic and completed a research fellowship in the Cardiovascular Diseases Division. Afterwards, I moved to Chicago to start my residency at UIC/Advocate Christ Medical Center, then moved to Saint Louis to complete my training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and metabolism, and subsequently joined the faculty. Outside Medicine, I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling abroad.
My main area of interest is diabetes, particularly systematic approaches to inpatient diabetes care and patient-centered diabetes care. I provide outpatient diabetes management at the largest community health center (Affinia Healthcare) in the St. Louis region. I see patients with complex comorbidities and as a native Spanish speaker; I provide primary care to many Hispanic/Latino patients with diabetes or endocrine diseases. I also co-lead the Inpatient Diabetes Management Team initiative and am a member of the BJC Glucose Management Team and the BJH Diabetes Subcommittee.
I have a long-standing interest in performing clinical research in diabetes in underserved populations. I am currently using quantitative and qualitative methodology to assess barriers to diabetes care in Latinos at Affinia Healthcare with the support of Center for Diabetes and Translational Research.
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