Aurora Alicia Robledo, M.D., M.S.
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Aurora Alicia “Ali” was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas to a single mother and though she was an only child she grew up surrounded by a large, close-knit, extended family, whose many traditions instilled a deep sense of pride in her Mexican-American heritage and culture. Her family’s experiences (or lack of) with the health care system illuminated the importance of primary health care and the detrimental impacts of social injustices to an individual’s health. Ali moved to San Antonio to study neurobiology and focused her graduate research on neurobehavioral therapies in Parkinson disease before moving to New Hampshire for medical school. During her time at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, Ali participated in a number of interest groups, such as Physicians for Human Rights, Project Salud, and Rural Health Scholars, each with the goal of exploring and navigating around barriers that underserved and rural populations face. She was a founding member of Dartmouth’s Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), where she helped plan and organize Dartmouth’s first LMSA regional conference. Ali is thrilled to join the Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency program where she can pursue her passions in bridging the gap between underserved populations and value based full-spectrum medical care especially in women’s health, adolescent health, integrative medicine, and addiction medicine. Outside of the medical world, Ali enjoys playing team sports, board games, painting with watercolors, and spending time with her fiancé, family, friends, and her dog, Roxi.
Residency Year: Year 2