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The first class that successfully completed the international program of Medicine from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (UAG) in the four year curriculum. This curriculum is designed in such a way that the students receive the knowledge required for the international standards and lets the students, especially Americans and Puerto Ricans return to their country in less time as well as incorporate themselves into the work force in an easier manner and better contribute to the community. The UAG graduates also lives a multicultural and bilingual experience that lets them extend their competitiveness in the exercise of their profession. Dr. William de la Peña, Regent from the University of California and a distinguished ophthalmologist in the state of California, participated in this special event of the first generation of the four year curriculum. The Vice President of UAG, Antonio Leaño del Castillo, delivered a message to the class highlighting the UAG mission of delivering to society, good men and women, who are...
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First Choice Emergency Room, named Dr. Leigh Galetzan, as the new Medical Director of its Austin Arboretum facility. Dr. Galatzan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico. Before joining First Choice Emergency Room, Dr. Galatzan served as Medical Director of HealthMarkets in Dallas, TX as well as the Medical Director of the Student Division of United Healthcare in Plano, TX. He also previously served as the Medical Director of First Choice emergency Room- Round Rock. Dr. Galatzan is board-certified in emergency medicine and has over 35 years practicing emergency medicine. First Choice Emergency Room facilities are equipped with a full radiology suite, including CT scanner, Digital X-ray, Ultrasound, as well as on-site laboratories certified by the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments (CLIA) and accredited by the Commission on Office Laboratories Accreditation (COLA). “Dr. Galatzan is an excellent physician and will ensure our freestanding emergency...
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John L. Reynolds, MD, an anesthesiologist from Shelby, was sworn in as the North Carolina Medical Society’s (NCMS) 164th president on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Society’s Annual Business meeting in Raleigh. Dr. Reynolds is a longtime NCMS member who has served on numerous committees and task forces, the NCMS Foundation’s Board of Trustees and led the NCMS’ Legislative Cabinet through some contentious issues over the past six years. “Dr. Reynolds is a true advocate for organized medicine, being active in not only the NCMS, but also the Cleveland County Medical Society and his specialty society,” said Paul R. G. Cunningham, MD, the outgoing NCMS President before swearing in Dr. Reynolds. “His good humor and sense of fun belie a deep understanding of the issues.” Dr. Reynolds with was one of the founding partners of Shelby Anesthesia Associates in 1986. That group is now part of Mednax – Southeastern Anesthesiology. He also currently serves as clinical director of the Ambulatory...
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Dr. Mandel is a Board-Certified Radiologist with a subspecialty expertise in Neuroradiology. He completed his undergraduate degree at Syracuse University before getting his Medical Degree from (UAG Class '80) The Autonomous University Guadalajara. Dr. Mandel completed his Internship at Brookdale Hospital in New York, and completed his Residency Program at The University Hospital in New York. He attended Emory University where he completed his Fellowship Program. Dr. Mandel is affilieted to the BayCare health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 14 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions.
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