Guillermo Padilla, M.D., M.P.H.
UCLA/Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science; Guillermo is a bay area native from South San Francisco with family roots from Jalisco, Mexico. His interest in medicine is deeply rooted in advocacy for underserved communities through addressing social determinants of health. As an undergrad at UC Davis he was part of Clínica Tepati, a free student run clinic. After graduating, he worked at SFGH as an interpreter and health coach. He completed a Post-Baccalaureate program at UC Davis before attending medical school as part of the UCLA/Drew Program In Medical Education (PRIME) for Leadership. As a medical student he was co-chair of the CDU Latino Medical Student Association and coordinator of King Drew Medical Magnet High School Mentorship program. He received his MPH in Health Policy and Management from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. His interests lie in quality improvement, health coaching, community engagement, and mentoring underrepresented students in medicine. He enjoys hiking, watching bay area sports, and spending time with family and friends.
Alumni Year: 2018