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University of California, San Francisco

Excellence Integrity Relationship


Lucia Agudelo, M.D.

Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina (ELAM); Lucia was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, and migrated to San Francisco at the age of 17. She completed her studies at UC Berkeley in Political Science and Development. While at Berkeley, she found a passion for sustainability, public health, and social justice. After graduating, she pursued her interest in global health and women’s’ rights by working with survivors of hurricane Mitch in Nicaragua. Upon her return to the Bay Area, Lucia focused on gender violence and immigrant rights. Before deciding to pursue medicine, she worked as a domestic violence advocate, doula, and volunteer at a free clinic in the San Francisco Mission district. Based on her belief that quality health care is a human right, she decided to study medicine at ELAM in Havana, Cuba, where she was awarded a full scholarship. She is committed to addressing health care disparities, caring for underserved populations and utilizing the practice of medicine as a tool for advocacy and activism. She is grateful to join the Santa Rosa family, a collective of like-minded individuals that strive for social justice and health care equity. Her medical interests include immigrant and refugee health, full-spectrum medicine, global health, disaster medicine, and women’s health. Outside of medicine, she loves going on adventures with her husband and their daughter. She enjoys outdoor concerts, dancing, hiking, biking, visiting farmers markets, and cooking up a feast with family and friends.

Residency Year: Year 3