Margarita Loeza MD
Chief Medical Information Officer

Margarita Loeza, MD is a graduate of the University of California, School of Medicine at San Diego and attended Occidental College. Dr. Loeza trained at the San Bernardino County Hospital in the department of Family Medicine. During residency, she was Associate Chief Resident. After residency, she returned to the Venice Family Clinic (VFC), a Federally Qualified Health Center, where she and her family were once patients in order to volunteer. In 2001, Dr. Loeza started as a staff physician at the Venice Family Clinic and is currently the Chief Medical Information Officer at VFC. She is the physician consultant for Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District where she has a school based teen clinic at Santa Monica High School. Dr. Loeza is on the Board of Doctors for Global health. Since 2013, she has served as faculty advisor for UCLA Flying Samaritans who run a monthly clinic in Tijuana. Dr. Loeza helps deliver free health care along with other medical volunteers to a small community. Because she is a proponent of social justice, Dr. Loeza volunteers at Homeboy Industries on a monthly basis-performing laser tattoo removal on former gang members. She is a mentor to medical and pre-health students. She also the vice president of Alliance in Mentorship and MiMentor to inspire young Latino students to study medicine. Dr. Loeza is currently the faculty advisor for the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) for UCLA and Drew. Dr. Loeza is also the Executive Board of Latino Physicians of California. Dr. Margarita Loeza is the daughter of Mexican immigrants, first in her family to attend college. Dr. Loeza is an Instructor and clinical preceptor at CDU for the PA school, and a clinical preceptor for CDU medical students.

Department Name: Family Medicine

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