Margarita Loeza, MD, is the Chief Information Officer (CIO), for MiMentor and is also on the Latino Physicians of California Board of Directors, serving as the Latino Legacy Roundtable Leader on the Board’s Executive Committee. She knows the value of mentorship having successfully graduated from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine in 1997; then completing a Family Medicine Residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. She is positioned to support mentorship as a member of the UCLA School of Medicine Admissions Committee, Disadvantaged Students Sub-committee. Additionally, she serves as a Screener for the David Geffen School of Medicine and the UCLA/Drew PRIME (Program in Medical Education) also serving on their Advisory Committee. She is a clinical skills preceptor for medical students, residents, and undergraduate students. She volunteers as a physician for family medicine once per month in impoverished clinics in Tijuana and Colonia Margarita Moran.
In 2001, Dr. Loeza started volunteering at Venice Family Clinic (VFC) returning to the free clinic where she and her family had received medical care as a child. She became a staff provider working with the medically underserved community in West Los Angeles including homeless and undocumented patients. Dr. Loeza took on the role of implementing an ambulatory electronic health record at the Venice Family Clinic becoming the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO). She has mentored medical students and residents since 2000. She is dedicated to improving health disparities and mentoring future physicians. She volunteers at Homeboy Industries tattoo removal clinic and as the Faculty Advisor of UCLA Flying Samaritans. Dr. Loeza serves on the LPOC Board of Directors, and holds the post of Latino Legacy Roundtable Leader responsible for the activities of Latino Legacy Roundtable (LLR).