I care for children with cancer and blood disorders that require a bone marrow transplant for a cure. I became interested in this field during my medical training in Mexico City, working with sick and malnourished children in poor communities where access to healthcare is limited, and the outcomes of children with cancer are very poor.
My patients and their families are my priority, and my days are focused on making their journeys through therapy as easy and successful as possible. The bond and lifelong relationships I make with patients are invaluable. I enjoy learning from patients and their families daily, and I treasure the priceless life lessons children can teach.
My primary interest is bone marrow transplantation for malignant disorders. Our world-class multidisciplinary team provides the best-individualized care. In addition to care and treatment, we offer child life, social work, care management, psychology, nutrition and pharmacy services daily.
My research focuses primarily on infectious complications associated with bone marrow transplants which can affect patient outcomes. I am also involved in studying quality initiatives to improve patient care.
I am fluent in Spanish as well as English. When I’m not working, I love spending time with my family and playing sports, especially tennis.
MD: Anahuac University School of Medicine, Mexico City, Mexico.
Residency: Pediatrics, Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for children and young adults with malignancy and blood disorders
Bone Marrow Transplantation BMT, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cancer and Blood Diseases, Cancer Blood Disease Institute
Infectious complications associated to bone marrow transplant; quality improvement initiatives to improve patient care and outcomes
Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency, Cancer and Blood Diseases