Biography

Education:

  • 1989-1993 Biology Major (B.S.) at University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1993-1997 Medical Degree at University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1997-2000 Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at University District Hospital, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 2000-2003 Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • 2003-2004 Extended Fellowship in Endocrinology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • 2009 Master’s Degree in Clinical Sciences at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

Employment:

  • 2004-2006 Instructor in Medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • 2006- Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2000-2004), Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Residency - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1998-2000), Internal Medicine
  • Internship - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1997-1998), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1993-1997), Internal Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Network of Minority Research Investigators
Honors & Awards
  • K12/KL2 2006, Multidisciplinary Clinical Scholars Program at UT Southwestern
Books & Publications
Research
  • Lipid metabolism in the metabolic syndrome
  • Lipid metabolism and adiposity during lactation
  • Lactation in gestational diabetes
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis in type 2 diabetes