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Marco Angulo, MD, FAAP, Medical Director

AltaMed Health System

Friday October 15, 2021, 5pm-6:30pm PST. Click on the YouTube link below to view this event.

As a core faculty member of AltaMed’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Marco Angulo brings an invaluable combination of experience and perspective, thanks to his background of working with and training residents in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) setting. He is committed to supporting and growing the program and helping create a strong workforce that is well prepared to serve the medically vulnerable areas of Southern California. His passion is personal since Dr. Angulo was raised there.

Even before he became a physician, Dr. Angulo knew his life’s work was to serve these communities. He commenced his education at East Los Angeles Community College and transferred  to and subsequently graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Chicano Studies. He entered medical school at University of California, Irvine (UCI), and participated in the Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC), which was created to develop physician leaders to address health disparities in the United States and beyond. Dr. Angulo stayed on as a faculty member at the UCI Family Medicine Department, where he served as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the medical school and as the Director of the PRIME-LC Residency Program. Prior to joining AltaMed in 2014, Dr. Angulo also served as Chief Medical Officer of an FQHC in Santa Ana.

In 2016, UCI Health awarded Dr. Angulo the prestigious ARIISE Award for creating an innovative health navigation program focused on the needs of FQHCs. As a resident, he was awarded the AAFP/Bristol-Meyer Squibb Award for Excellence for Graduate Medical Education. He was also inducted into the Gold Humanism Honors Society as a medical student and faculty member at UCI.

Throughout his career, Dr. Angulo has challenged the next generation of physician leaders to chip away at health disparities and develop solutions that lower barriers to patient care. In 2012, Dr. Angulo created the Health Scholars Program, one of the largest volunteer/clinical experience programs in Orange County dedicated to closing gaps in care and helping patients more effectively navigate the health care system.

Dr. Angulo is an avid baseball fan (go Dodgers!), and his goal is to watch a baseball game in every major league baseball stadium. Currently, he’s made it to 11 stadiums, with 19 more to go.


Family Medicine Residency Program, University of California, Irvine
M.D., University of California, Irvine
M.Soc.Sci., University of California, Irvine
B.A., Chicano Studies, University of California, Berkeley

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