• University of California, Irvine, California, B.S. Biology, 1974
  • Autonomous University of Guadalajara, M.D., 1980
  • Community Volunteer Work at UCI Medical Center
  • Research in Med Microbiology, UCI School of Medicine


Memorial Medical Center of Long Beach
Long Beach, California, 1981

Specialty Training

  • Department of Psychiatry, UCI, 1986, UCI Medical Center, Long Beach VA Hospital, Metropolitan State Hospital, Brea
  • Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Riverside General Hospital, community-based residential treatment centers for the developmentally disabled.


  • University of California, Irvine, California (Psychiatry), 1981 – 1985; Veterans’ Hospital of Long Beach, Long Beach, California,
  • Senior Resident – Psychopharmacological Research

Board Certification

Board eligible in Psychiatry


Private practice in General Psychiatry, Chemical Dependency, Eating Disorders, Adolescent Psychiatry, Fitness for Duty Evaluations, Second Opinion Evaluation for Psychotropic Medication, Independent Medical Evaluator for Long-Term Disability, Examiner for Retirement Boards of Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties, Workers’ Compensation Evaluations 1985 to present; crisis assessment for industry, on-site evaluations and debriefing of accident or crime victims, crisis evaluation of potentially dangerous employees, evaluation and treatment of head injuries. Experienced expert court testimony.

Bilingual (Spanish)

Hospital Appointments

CPC Brea Canyon Hospital
Acting Medical Director 1990
Chief of Staff 1990
Vice-Chief of Staff 1989

Chapman General Hospital


California #A39596
Qualified Medical Examiner, State of California, #001829
Independent Medical Examiner
Agreed Medical Examiner


  • California Public Employee’s Retirement System
  • Los Angeles County Employee’s Retirement Association
  • San Bernardino County Employee’s Retirement Association
  • City of Anaheim Fire Department
  • L.A. County Sheriff’s Department
  • LAC/MTA, Lucky Stores/Kemper