Adriana Padilla, M.D., sees herself as an administrator, educator, clinician, and role model for the Latino community she serves. Her professional positions include associate clinical professor of family and community medicine and director of undergraduate medical education at the Fresno campus of the University of California, San Francisco. In addition to her work with medical students and family practice residents, she is a board-certified family physician and maintains a private practice in Fresno.
Working with the Latino Center for Medical Education and Research, Dr. Padilla strives to develop educational models for medical studies, in order to improve the health status of urban and rural Latinos and other under-served populations in California's Central San Joaquin Valley. To help her patients, Dr. Padilla seeks to incorporate educational and clinical research into her academic and clinical roles.
Dr. Padilla is vice chair of the Family Practice Advisory Committee at Community Hospitals-Fresno, Co-Chair of the Chicano-Latino Medical Association of Central California, and is a member of the advisory committee to the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine Faculty Development..