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2012-2013 PGY-3 Class

Graduating Class of 2013
 

Kacie Cassaday, D.O.

Undergraduate School Attended: University of Oklahoma

Medical School Attended: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Medical topics of special interest: Sports Medicine

Non-medical interests/hobbies: OU Football; Cooking; spending time with my husband, Ian, and cats, Hazel and Stitch

Favorite Quotation: "BOOMER SOONER"

Favorite Movie: Step Brothers (favorite comedy) 

I am a Family Physician because...I wanted to care for patients at all stages of life.  I also enjoy the continuity, getting to know my patients, and the doctor-patient relationship offered by Family Medicine."


 
   

Alfonzo Guzman, M.D.

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Leonardo Longoria, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of Notre Dame, University of Texas at El Paso

Medical School: Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Escuela de Medicina and New York Medical College

Former Job: PASS Program Tutor

Medical topics of special interest: Obstetrics-Gynecology, Cervical cancer screening, Colon cancer screening, Breast cancer screening, Prostate cancer screening, Hospitalist Medicine

Non-medical interests/hobbies: Family, Travel, Futból, Toros (Bullfights), Tango, Food / Cooking / Fine Dinning, Running

Favorite Quotation: “… y si embiste la muerte, yo la toreo” - Gabriel Celaya

Favorite Book:  After Virtue by Alasdair MacIntyre

Favorite Movie:  The Red Violin

I am a Family Physician because...because I believe in primary care and the personal contact the field permits us to share with our patients. The ability to witness the progress of our care through patient continuity is unmatched by any other medical field."

I chose this residency program because...I had the opportunity to rotate in the program during my Fifth Pathway and met the faculty and residents. Not only were they welcoming, but were genuinely caring for my learning experience.


 
   

Pablo Martinez, M.D.

Undergraduate School: El Paso Community College, University of Texas at El Paso

Medical School: Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock

Former Job: High School Teacher at El Dorado High School in El Paso, Texas

Medical topics of special interest: Everything, except the politics behind it.  Too bad I can’t learn it all.

Non-medical interests/hobbies: Video Games, Going out, Going to the movies, Playing sports

Favorite Quotation: “Let’s get a pizza with like everything on it”

Favorite Book: Down By the River by Charles Bowden

Favorite Movie: right now…The Avengers

I am a Family Physician because...El Paso needs physicians, people need education about their bodies and selves, and it's a very broad specialty."

I chose this residency program because...this is my hometown, my family is here, I know the population, and this is where I plan to stay."


 
   

Nidia Nevarez, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of Texas at El Paso

Medical School: Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock

Former Job: High School Chemistry Teacher

Medical topics of special interest: Women’s health, minor procedures, and continuity clinic

Non-medical interests/hobbies: Dance (ballet, tap, modern dance), watching movies, bike riding

Favorite Quotation: “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door” by Milton Berle

Favorite Book: Gifted Hands

Favorite Movie: The Notebook

I am a Family Physician because...I love the continuity with my patients and the broad spectrum I see on a daily basis.  Prevention is key to a person’s health and we as family physicians have the opportunity to educate patients and prevent disease.  I love that I don’t know what I will see when I walk in to clinic and the fact that I learn something new every day."

I chose this residency program because...being from El Paso, I have been part of this program from the beginning even as an undergraduate before medical school.  I used to volunteer with some physicians in the Family Medicine community clinics and loved my experience.  These physicians were so inspiring and knowledgeable; I knew I wanted to stay not only as a medical student but as a resident as well. "


 
   

Nora Regalado-Vera, M.D.

Medical School Attended: Universidad de Guadalajara

Previous Job: Primary Care Physician and physician in an infectious disease and travel medicine clinic with Dr. Suresh Antony

Non-Medical Interests: Watching a good movie with my husband, hiking, camping, and playing soccer.

Favorite Quotation: “Imagination is more important than knowledge” from Albert Einstein.

Favorite Book: The Alchemist from Paulo Coelho

Favorite Movie: La vita è bella

I am a Family Physician because…I enjoy treating the patient as a whole, from well-baby care to geriatrics.”

I chose this residency program because…there is a true passion for family medicine and a commitment for the education to residents. The program provides me with an ample clinical experience that will enable me to become an excellent Family Medicine doctor."


 
   

Valentine Ugwu, M.D.

Medical School Attended: College Of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Anambra State, Nigeria

Prior Employment: Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency, Board Certified Member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, United Kingdom

Medical topics of special interest: Primary Care Obstetrics, Maternal and Child Health

Non-medical interests/hobbies: Spending time with my wife and son, Travelling, Soccer. Chess, Scrabble

Favorite Quotation: “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than you”- Dr Seuss.

Favorite Book: Gulliver’s Travels

Favorite Movie: The Sound of Music

 I am a Family Physician because…The act of being the first point of call for patients and delivering care to everyone irrespective of sex, age or ailment makes it fascinating and gives one that joyful wholeness that I had always craved for from childhood as being my definition of a doctor.”

 I chose this residency program because…of the warmness I received at interview.”


 
   

Gerardo Vazquez, M.D.

Undergraduate School(s): University of Texas at El Paso

Medical School: Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock

Medical topics of special interest: Sports Medicine

Non-medical interests/hobbies: Traveling, watching movies

Favorite Quotation: "It's not enough we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required."

Favorite Book: The Harry Potter series

Favorite Movie: As Good as it Gets

I am a Family Physician because...I could never see myself being any other kind of physician."

I chose this residency program because...this is the best."


 
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