Dr Cesar Padilla, an inspiring journey to medicine and education

Sat Apr 9: From Community College to Faculty at Stanford Medicine Medical School

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Cesar Padilla, MD
Assistant Professor
Stanford School of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center
Saturday, April 9, 2022
11am-12:30pm PST

Workshop Description:
Can you imagine going from dropping out of high school to becoming Stanford Medicine Faculty? Do you think you can start from Community College and train at Harvard Medical School and then become Faculty at Stanford Medical School?
Come and hear and learn from the wonderful journey of Dr. Padilla, who started at Ohlone Community College and went on to become double board certified in Anesthesiology and Critical Care, as well as joining the Faculty at Stanford Medical School. Come and learn from him and ask him questions about how to succeed!

About the Speaker:
Dr. Cesar Padilla is a first-generation Mexican American from Northern California. His parents emigrated from the Mexican state of Jalisco, settling in the East Bay Area (Union City) in the 1970s, where they worked in local factories. Cesar would spend every summer of his childhood in Mexico, where his passion and inspiration for becoming a doctor was ignited.
Things were much different for Cesar when he returned from his summer trips in Mexico. Growing up surrounded by gang violence in the U.S., Cesar almost dropped out of high school at age 15. To make up for his failed grades, Cesar attended adult (continuation) school at age 16 and managed to graduate high school on time. After high school, he attended Ohlone Community College in Fremont where he heard about and attended his first SUMMA conference at age 19.
Dr. Padilla is now double fellowship trained from Harvard Medical School in critical care medicine and obstetric anesthesiology, with additional training in critical care echocardiography. His research interests include critical care in obstetrics and addressing inequities in maternal/obstetric care. Dr. Padilla also serves as the Chief Medical Education Advisor for Alliance in Mentorship/MiMentor, a non-profit organization with a mission of mentoring underrepresented students interested in medicine and is the Co-Chair of the inaugural Council of Anesthesiology for the National Hispanic Medical Association. Dr. Padilla is currently a clinical assistant professor at Stanford and hopes to connect, teach, and inspire the next generation of students pursuing medicine.

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Topic: From Community College to Faculty at Stanford Medicine Medical School
When: Apr 9, 2022 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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