ABOUT ME

There is no question that we are a product of the events that mold our lives; the past, the present, and the future. A person aware of history cannot evade the crushing and continuous movements of the tectonic forces of the ancient past that in themselves create a new world. In my writings I have described my inner self, my inner thoughts, and my turmoil, risking the embarrassment of opening my soul to either the pity or anger of my readers. Nevertheless, the message I want to convey is that we are one people and one planet, and we must try to arrange our future according to the lessons of the past and try to mend the wrongs of one culture or one nation against others. It is not too late; it will never be too late.

VOLUNTEER MEDICAL MISSIONS ABROAD

2006-2010  Multiple Missions to Peru with Chula Vista  Rotary of San Diego
1999, 2003, 2004, 2005  Cusco, Peru
1998  Amazon Jungle, Iquitos, Peru
1997  Amazon Jungle with Peruvian Navy and Iquitos,Peru

1996  Ayacucho and Arequipa, Peru
1995  Trujillo and Arequipa, Peru
1985  Mexico City Earthquake with Salvation Army team of   doctors
1985  Peruvian Andes Trip to work with project of       implementing a hospital ship on the Amazon-Clinic in Brazil.
1977-78 Amazon Santarem-Esperanca Clinic, Brazil
1976  Worked in the Peruvian Amazon
1974  Amazon Santarem-Esperanca Clinic, Brazil
1972  Worked in the Peruvian Amazon
1969  Earthquake in remote areas of Andes-worked with a    team of doctors with U.S. helicopters.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION & AWARDS

2013  Recipient Hispanic Physician of the Year Award
NHMA – National Hispanic Medical Association
2013  Paul Hams Fellow by the Rotary Foundation of       Rotary International
2007  Monsignor Charles Young Award - St. Rose of      Lima Parish Paul Hams Fellow by the Rotary           Foundation of Rotary International
2006  Ethnic Physician Leadership Award and Service    Above Self Recognition Chula Vista Rotary, CA
2004  PAMS Humanitarian Award - Peruvian American    Medical Society 
1997  Best Autobiography Award - San Diego Book         Awards
1985  Special Recognition - Volunteer Service -               Salvation Army Esperanzo Medical Center, Mexico City

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