I was born and raised in Colombia. I loved medicine since I remember. During my medical school I had the opportunity to serve as the President of the Medical Students Scientific Committee, contributing to my compromise to always go beyond and participate in the development of the medical field. In my last year of medical school I was awarded the “Best Intern” at Fundacion Santafe de Bogotá and was graduated from Universidad del Norte with Honors.
In my first job in Colombia, I had a great personal experience working, for San Camilo Medical Center, an institution serving people with scarce resources. I not only deeply enjoyed it, but was also named the ”Employee of the year”.
Then I came to the US and had my postgraduate training at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital. During those 7 years, I immersed myself into Internal Medicine, subsequently in Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine Fellowships. I had the honor of serving as the Chief Fellow In Pulmonary and Critical Care in my senior year.
After graduation, decided to come to Alaska. The minute I got off the plane, I fell in love with the Great Land, the spectacular scenery, the outdoor possibilities and the its people. I found well-respected medical institutions, and a place that my family could call home.
I started working in intensive care with The Alaska Hospitalist Group in 2009, while also caring for patients in my office. Eventually, I dedicated full time to the patients in hospital, covering for the big need in the community. I have found an opportunity to grow professionally, personally and share knowledge and striking similar philosophy with my colleagues in the group.