Kaiser Permanente physician
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I was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and raised in Spain for the first seven years of my life, after which our family moved to Puerto Rico. My father, an obstetrician, was an inspiration to me because of his commitment to his patients. While in medical school I realized that surgical specialties not only offer an intellectual challenge, but also allow the surgeon to help the patient in a very tangible way. This realization led to my study of ophthalmology. After my fellowships, I worked for over two years in the Middle East and then joined Miami’s prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute as associate professor of clinical ophthalmology.
I enjoy diversity among the people I work with and treat. While I was working in Miami I was involved in clinical work, taught ophthalmology residents, and participated in lectures all over Central and South America. Here at Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center, I have the opportunity to work with patients of different ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities. My subspecialties, pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus, encompass problems that affect all ages. I like working with both kids and adults. I feel that Kaiser Permanente makes it easy for me to treat patients as I think is best, since I can focus on the art of medicine while others focus on the administrative aspects of my practice.
I try to keep a balance between work and personal life. I like to spend time with my son, read, and do some gardening. When we have a chance, we travel.