Dr. Quiros announced Co-Director for Foundations of Practice

Posted: 08/12/2020
Category: Members in the News

Dr. Peter Quiros, NANOS member and Vice President, was announced the inaugural Co-Director of Foundations of Practice, along with Dr. Art Gomez. Drs. Gomez and Quiros will assume overall leadership, oversight and delivery of this course at UCLA, and will work closely with the cadre of 30 extraordinary Educators for Excellence (of which they are two). The Foundations of Practice course is a critically important component of the new curriculum—quite literally laying the foundation for UCLA medical students to transform into the physicians of the future.

Dr. Peter Quiros received his MD degree from Yale, and after an intern year in internal medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital, completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Southern California and his fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology at the Doheny Eye Institute at the Keck School of Medicine.  Dr. Quiros joined the faculty at the Keck School of Medicine in 2009 where he earned accolades and respect as an accomplished educator. We were all delighted to have him join the faculty at UCLA in 2014, where he currently serves as Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, Associate Director of the UCLA Ophthalmology Residency Program and the Director of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship.  Dr. Quiros has received numerous teaching and research awards and has been a key member of the DGSOM Diversity Oversight Committee.  Dr. Quiros has trained fellows in neuro-ophthalmology from around the globe and is renowned for his teaching and mentoring skills.

Dr. Art Gomez received his MD degree and completed his Internal Medicine residency at UCLA.  Dr. Gomez joined the faculty in 1994 and is Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Veterans Administration’s Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine training program at Cedars Sinai.  Dr. Gomez is a highly respected and decorated teacher and education leader, having won numerous teaching and research awards, mentored hundreds of pre-health, medical students, residents and fellows, and has distinguished himself in the areas of academic course development and student assessment. Dr. Gomez brings deep knowledge of medical education, health disparities and cross-cultural issues in medicine.

Congratulations to Drs. Quiros and Gomez as they take on this key role in medical education leadership.

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