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Katherine De Azambuja, M.D.

Katherine De Azambuja, M.D. Class of 2020

Hometown:

Tustin, California

Undergraduate:

UCLA

Medical School:

New York Medical College

Hobbies: reading, listening to music, dancing, traveling, spending time with family and friends, hanging out with my dachshund named London

Why UC Irvine: I wanted to come back home to Orange County and work with the underserved Latino population. The UC Irvine Family Medicine residency program really stood out to me. It offers its residents a broad-spectrum Family Medicine training in a community setting and provides the resources of an academic institution. UC Irvine’s PRIME-LC track is truly unique and its mission resonated with my own goals as a training Family Medicine physician.

Interesting Fact: I am bicultural: my mom and dad emigrated from different Latin American countries (Honduras and Peru, respectively) and met in Orange County. I was ordained as a Eucharistic Minister while in medical school to provide Holy Communion to hospitalized patients.

Professional/Medical Interests: I hope to gain the best training and skills that will allow me to meet the needs of the underserved Latino community and to become knowledgeable on resources available to my patients. Additionally, I am considering a fellowship in Geriatrics as I have a strong interest in providing care to the growing elderly population.

Future Plans: I plan to stay in Orange County and to work in an outpatient setting. I hope to serve my community and contribute to reducing health care discrepancies in underserved populations.