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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry


Alumnus/Alumna Information
Last                 Name (while at Santa Clara):
Last                 Name (if different now):
First                 Name:
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Job Information
Job Title and                 Description:
Program Director
              Family Practice Residency
Natividad Medical Center
Job City and State:
Salina, CA
Graduate and Professional Schools,               Degrees, Awards

1984 M.D. UCSD

1987 Family Practice Residency UCSF-Fresno

1994-2000 Assistant Clinical Professor;
 2001-present Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family  and Community Medicine, UCSF

Biographical Information
Saludos de Salinas!              

After graduating from SCU, graduating from medical school at UCSD, and completing a family practice residency in Fresno, I spent 2 years with the Indian Health Service at Crow Agency, Montana and 4 years at a community/migrant in Twin Falls, Idaho before returning to California in 1993 to join the faculty of the Family Practice Residency at Natividad Medical Center, the county hospital for Monterey County, in Salinas. I became Program Director in 2000 and spend my time at a combination of teaching, seeing patients, and playing administrator. My “academic” interests are in behavioral primary care and, especially, clinical ethics.

I have a family physician wife, Dr. Danielle Acton, and three children, Gabriela-1986, Dominique-1990, and Matthew-1992.

I feel fortunate to have attended SCU and am certain it has influenced my career in family medicine. It is a blessing to have learned both people-skills and problem-solving skills as a chemistry major there.

I would be happy to talk with anyone about family medicine and/or medical school and residency training.



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