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International Emergency & Telemedicine Medicine Specialist, Social Impact Entrepreneur Founding Director, PACE Global Health International (Grupo PACE) Home Address: 9817 Eldridge Rd, NW Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87114 cell, 505 610 5096

Career in Emergency Medicine and International Health



    • 28 years experience as a Board Certified Emergency Physician ( ABEM # 21925) and have seen over 80,000 patients in emergency departments in Texas and New Mexico.
    • Residency Trained in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. ACEP ID A223885.    
    • Fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine (FACEP)
      • ACEP "Hero of Emergency Medicine" 2018
      • Chair of ACEP International Ambassador Program
      • ACEP Ambassador to Mexico, Cuba and Panama, 
      • ACEP Individual Achievement Award. 2014
      • ACEP Ambassador Leadership Award. 2019 
    • Fellow of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine (FIFEM) 
        • International Federation of Emergency Medicine Humanitarian Award           (Hong Kong 2014) 
        • International Federation of Emergency Medicine - Member of Governance, Continuing Professional Development, Communication and Clinical Practice  Committees
        • Brought Panama, Cuba, Peru, Venezuela in as full voting members of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine.
        • Establish PACEMD as an Ex-officio Member of the IFEM. 
        • Letters of Recognition from the Sociedad Mexicana de Medicine de Emergencias, the Consejo Mexicano de Medicina de Emergencias, and the Asociacion Mexicana de Medicina de Urgencias
    • Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (FAAEM)


    • Professor of Emergency Medicine  (Adjunct),                                                              University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2014 to Present) 
    • Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine,                                              University of New Mexico (2006 to Present) Alumni Association Article
    • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine                                                              University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas  (2009 to 2013) 
    • Visiting Professor, University of Celaya School or Medicine                                Guanajuato Mexico  (2013 to 2015) 

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Education (Medicine)

June 1986Sept 1991

Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine Residency Programs

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Department of Graduate Medical Education, MSC11 60931 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-5156Phone: (505) 272-6225
  • Combined two programs.  Started Internal Medicine in 1986, complete 23 months, changed to Emergency Medicine (from June 1988 to Sept. 1991).  I received  residency completion certificates for both disciplines in 1991.  Internal Medicine  Boards objected on the grounds that they wanted my last 4 months to be Internal Medicine and would not let me sit for the boards. I  eventually did 4 more months of Internal Medicine (MICU and Cardiology/CCU) from Sept 1999 to Dec 1999, become board eligible IM. 
  • Community Project during residency was  the initiation and of an Masters in Public Health Program ( MPH) which ultimately developed into the School of Population Health at the University of New MExico.
June 1982May 1986

Medical Doctor Degree ( M.D.)

BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, HOUSTON, TEXAS 1 Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas, 77030 (713) 798- 4951


Sept 1976June 1982

B.A. Biology

Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY) 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210 Registrar's Office P: 718.951.5441 E:

General Equivalency Diploma ( GED)

STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 1 Castle Point Terrace, Howe Center, 7th Floor Hoboken, NJ

5 years in New York in various jobs prior to my GED:  Musician/Piano tuner, Con Edison meter reader.  I also drove a taxi. 

Licenses and Certifications

  • Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS) :  (FID) number is 205369648

  • NPI Number is 1851385496
  • Medicaid Provider #: E60268 / Medicaid Number 3426 / PTAN 883592
  • New Mexico Medical License #: 87-243,  Issue date 11/16/87, exp.  7/1/2023
  • NM CSR CS00009751, issue date  9/4/1987, Ex 10/31/2019
  • TX Drug Enforcement Agency #: FH4762464 (TX)  Issue date 8/6/14, exp. 10/31/2020
  • NM DEA # :  FH77602437  issue date  7/15/2018, Exp Date 10/31/2021
  • Texas Medical License #: J5341, Issue date 3/4/94, ex. 5/2022
  • Texas DPS Registration #: V0208877, ex. 5/31/2022
  • Florida Medical License # ME127903,  issue date 4/13/16, exp. 1/31/22.
  • Hawaii license # 18444, issue date  1/4/16,  exp.  1/31/24.
  • Arizona License # 51165,   Issue date  2/2/16, 2/2/16, exp. date  06/24/20
  • New York Medical License #:  284039,   issue date  4/22/16, exp. 3/31/2021
  • Washington Medical License #MD60588374, Issued  10/9/15,  Expires 6/24/20

Federalized Licenses (COVID-19): 

  • Connecticut
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin


Expired Licenses (Can be reactivated)

    • Colorado Medical License DR.0055878, Issue date 10/1/15,   exp.  4/30/17
    • Connecticut Medical License   # 55320, issue date 06/01/2016,  ext 6/30/17
    • Illinois Medical License #  036140414, issue date 4/18/16  exp. 7/31/17
    • Minnesota  Medical License  2074, issue date  10/2/15, exp. 12/31/2016.
    • Nebraska Medical License # 28879, issue date  10/20,15,  exp. 10/1/16.
    • New Jersey Medical License # 25MA09889000,  issue date 5/25/16,  exp. 6/30/2017
    • Ohio Medical License 35.127313, 9/23/15, exp.  10/01/16.
    • South Carolina. License number  39044, issue date  1/6/16, 1/6/16 , exp.  date 4/30/16.
    • Tennessee Medical License 53482, issue date  10/16/15 exp. 6/30/18.
    • Iowa Medical License # MD-42985, Issue Date  10/21/15, Expires 6/1/18
    • California License 140892,   issue date 2/22/2016,  exp. 6/30/2017.


  • ABEM Board Certified  in Emergency Medicine # 21925, exp.2025
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, instructor 06/2010
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support, provider 05/2020


Aug. 2018Present

Staff Emergency Specialist

Exceptional Emergency Center 6902 W Expwy 83, Harlingen, TX 78552
Oct 2019Present

Staff Emergency Specialist

South Texas Medical Systems: FSEDs, McAllen Medical Center, 301 W Expwy 83, McAllen, TX 78503
Aug 2016Oct 2018

Staff Emergency Specialist

Neighbors Emergency Care Free Standing ED in Brownsville, Harlingen and McAllen.
June 2016 Dec. 2018

Chief Medical Officer / Medical Director

My Telemedicine /Access a Doctor 214 E. Louisiana St. Suite 300 McKinney, Texas 75069
June 2014Dec. 2015

Medical Director / Telemedicine Physician

MD Live Telemedicine Service 3350 SW 148th Ave, Suite 300 Miramar, FL 33027
June 2014May 2015

Staff Emergency Specialist

Alta Vista High Plains Medical Center 104 Legion Dr, Las Vegas, NM 87701

Las Vegas, New Mexico 

April 2010March 2015

Staff Emergency Specialist

Heart Hospital of New Mexico 504 Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Jan 2008 August 2013

Staff Emergency Specialist

Holy Cross Hospital 1397 Weimer, Rd. Taos, New Mexico 87571
October 2004Jun 2009

Staff Emergency Specialist

Valley Baptist Medical Center 2101 Pease Street, Harlingen, Texas, 78550

April 2004October 2004

Staff Emergency Specialist

Harlingen Medical Center 5501 S Expressway 77, Harlingen Texas 78550
January 2004May 2004

Staff Emergency Specialist / Director McAllen Area Hospitals

South Texas Medical Systems: McAllen General, McAllen Heart Hospital and Edinburgh Regional Hospital, McAllen Medical Center, 301 W Expy 83, McAllen, TX 78503
Sept 2001Sept 2001

Medical Officer, Disaster Medical Assistant Team (DMAT) , World Trade Center Disaster,

National Disaster Medical System, New Mexico Disaster Medical Assistance Team, National Disaster Medical System. University of New Mexico, Department of Emergency Medicine, Center for Disaster Medicine, 2704 Yale Blvd. SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505.272.6240, Acting Commander (12-09) Byron Piatt,
October 1999Dec. 2003

Founding Director and Emergency Specialist

Heart Hospital of New Mexico 504 Martin Luther King Blvd, Albuquerque , NM
Dec. 1996June 1998

Staff Emergency Specialist

Northwest Texas Medical Center 1501 S. Coulter, Amarillo, TX 79106 Ph 806.354.1000
Aug 1996Aug 1997

Staff Emergency Specialist

New Mexico Regional Federal Medical Center, Veterans Administration and Kirkland Air Force Base facility, San Pedro Dr. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108-5153

Combined Veterans Administration and Kirkland Air Force Base facility, Emergency Staff Physician,  San Pedro Dr. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108-5153


Staff Emergency Specialist

Breckenridge Hospital - Level I Trauma Center 601 East 15th Street, Austin TX, 78701 Ph 512.324.7000
Oct 1993June 1999

Staff Emergency Specialist

Valley Baptist Medical Center 2101 Pease Street, Harlingen, Texas, 78550
Sept 1992Sept 1993

Medical Director / Staff Emergency Specialist

Clovis High Plains Regional Medical Center, 2100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Clovis, NM 88101
Sept. 1991Sept. 1992

Staff Emergency Specialist

Lovelace Medical Center (Gibson) 5400 Gibson Blvd SE Albuquerque, NM 87108

Emergency Medical Specialist

Valley Baptist Medical Center 2101 Pease Street, Harlingen, Texas, 78550

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PErsonal Statement

Although I was born in Brooklyn New York, I was raised in Mexico as a child until the age of 8.  After a " real world education" as a musician / piano tuner, a Con Ed meter reader and a NYC cab driver,  I received my GED and I went back to college, dedicating my life to improving emergency care, and  decreasing pain and suffering, especially among Spanish speaking and other marginalized populations.  As an emergency physician, I have seen over 90,000 patients in emergency departments, worked in various private, public, and academic settings. I have won the highest international honors in my field.  I have seen humanity at its very best and its very worst.  An example of this was my service as a Medical Officer during the WTC 911 Disaster

My grandparents were born slaves in 1860 and my father was born in 1898. True to my family's values (my parents were both civil rights activists), and wanting to make a change in the world, I began to focus on what it would take to become my version of a change agent.  I slowly made the transition to becoming a "Social Entrepreneur".  I realized that the  roots of social change have to go beyond non -profit models and I started what ultimately became an impact enterprise in 2002.  Although Social Business may not be able to solve all of the world’s problems, I am convinced we have to develop a new norm: enterprise with a social contract.  I brought my company through the B Certification process.

It is often said that "knowledge is power".  With knowledge, skills and abilities in low resource areas, the health care providers can best determine what resources are needed to do their excellent work. Now with telemedicine and mHealth technology, a higher quality care will soon be within most peoples reach. The PACEMD Program in Mexico has trained over 35,000 health care providers and another 6,000 lay people.. We have pioneered in the areas community based training of emergency obstetricscommunity cardiac care, traumapediatrics and neonatal , disaster medicine and other areas.  We have changed public policy and integrated new, innovative processes and have spawned and inspired many community-based training centers.  In the MedSpanish Program , we have trained over 500 US health care providers in how to communicate with their Spanish speaking patients. ( There are over 50,000,000 Spanish speakers in the United States, 10,000,000 Monolingual) 

 We are literally redefining the tools of training as a leverage for infrastructure development and innovation. We have been proud to be have been considered a "Top 10 Social Impact Enterprise " in Latin America and are now pioneering with strategic partners in the areas of mHealth/Telemedicine, Palliative Care and have an interest in “Promotora  based models” of health care.  We have been especially  inspired by our work with parteras in Chiapas and plan to improve care for all out to the last kilometer.  Through my work at PACE, and through my other clinical and telemedicine work,  I am uniquely committed and positioned to significantly improve the health care outcomes of Latino populations.  

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