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Welcome Dr. Katherine de Azambuja!

Dr. Katherine de Azambuja

Please join us in welcoming new family physician faculty member Dr. Katherine de Azambuja who joined us in September, 2021.

Dr. Azambuja will be based in the Senior Health Center.

We look forward to the contributions of our new faculty.  Thank you!

Cynthia Haq, MD

Where did you grow up?

Tustin, CA

Medical School

New York Medical College


UC Irvine Family Medicine program 


UC Irvine School of Medicine (Geriatrics)  

Current Practice 

UCI Senior Health Center 

Special Interests 

Transitions of care, healthy aging, Latino health

Personal Interests:

Traveling, trying international foods, going on walks, podcasts, spending time with family

Fun Fact about yourself:

I studied French in Bordeaux, France as a college student

I served as a Eucharistic minister as a medical student

Why did you choose UCI?

As a Orange County native, I wanted to come back to work in and for my community. As a nationally-recognized academic medical center with strong community outreach, UCI is the perfect hybrid of academia and community health. 

Future plans?

Provide services as an outpatient primary physician and geriatrician, teach learners in the healthcare field and contribute to quality improvement projects and research endeavors. 

Anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

I am honored to be a part of UCI Health and am dedicated to providing specialized care to our older patient population as well as to our underserved Latino population of Orange County.