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Ruth Pedraza, MD

About Ruth

Ruth enjoys mentoring latino youth through organizations such as Future Faces of Medicine, which provides guidance and opportunities for at-risk high school students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare. She co-chaired the High School Scholar Program while in medical school and was a participant in exploring the Mexican Health Department’s Maternal-Child Care Program; spending ten weeks gaining clinical exposure to obstetrics, gynecology and pediatric care in the public health system in order to better serve the needs of the Mexican community in the US.

She served as President of the Latino Medical Student Association and participated in Child Family Health International in Oaxaca, Mexico where she learned about transnational (USA-Mexico) health issues and completed clinical rotations in hospitals and rural clinics as well as public health campaigns related to birth control and preventing Deogue/Malaria/Chagas in rural communities.

Educational Background

Dr. Pedraza received her Medical Degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency, Santa Rosa, CA. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Biology, and Bachelor of Arts in Chicano Studies from the University of California, Davis, CA.