Company: Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
Location: Whittier, California, United States
Patrick Dominguez, Dermatologist at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of healthcare.
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Dr. Dominguez is a Mexican-American man who became successful in spite of societal standards. He was raised in a lower middle-class family by his mother, Anna Maria Dominguez, who was a human resources specialist and his father, Leo Perez, who owns a landscaping business. Dr. Dominguez is the first person in his family to graduate from college and is proud of this accomplishment. He attended Stanford University and was mentored by Mark Shafer, dean of students at Stamford University, as well as Herant Katchadurian during this time. Dr. Dominguez graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1999, earned an MD from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2006 and continued to pursue dermatology because it is a competitive field and he appreciates a challenge.
Dr. Dominguez has held various positions throughout his career. He worked as a Data Collection Coordinator for the Stanford Prevention Research Center in Palo Alto, California, from 1999 to 2001 and presented at conferences in San Francisco, Boston, the Czech Republic, Leeds and Los Angeles. Immediately after graduating from medical school, Dr. Dominguez worked as an intern at the UCLA Department of Family Medicine in Van Nuys, California, from 2006 to 2007. He then completed a fellowship with Harvard Medical School as a clinical research fellow at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Dr. Dominguez did this important work from 2007 to 2010 and considers this time in his career as a highlight. Following this role, he worked as a dermatology resident at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California, from 2010 to 2013 before assuming his current role as a dermatologist with the Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital. Dr. Dominguez plans on continuing in his profession of community dermatology practice where he serves a diverse patient population.
One of Dr. Dominguez’s many achievements is developing a psoriasis screening tool and authoring numerous scientific papers. He earned the James Lyon Award from Stanford University in 1999 and holds a membership with organizations such as the California Medical Board, the American Academy of Dermatology and the Southern California Lambda Medical Association. Dr. Dominguez has also been the recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and has been featured in the 65th edition of Who’s Who in America.
In addition to his career, Dr. Dominguez volunteers with Colors at Antioch University, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center and the National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce. Dr. Dominguez is an openly gay man and is proud both support equality and to be married to his partner, Bradley Allen Fish. In his free time, Dr. Dominguez enjoys running marathons and expanding his array of collectibles.
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