Company: Phoenix Indian Medical Center
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Mercedes Engracia Agudo, MD, FAPA, DFAACAP, Psychiatrist at Phoenix Indian Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychiatry.
Dr. Agudo asked God what career she should take on and He led her toward medical school, subsequently passing the boards in the Philippines. She matriculated at the University of Santo Tomas, receiving a Bachelor of Science in accelerated biology in 1984 and a Doctor of Medicine in 1989. Continuing with her education, she also received a degree in psychiatry from the Howard University Hospital in 1996, as well as a degree in child and adolescent psychiatry from the Medical College of Virginia in 1998. Dr. Agudo then became a diplomate in psychiatry with the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in 2012, the Philippine Board of Psychiatry, Inc. in 2002 and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2016. Since 2017, she has been a child and general psychiatrist in the Behavioral Department at the Phoenix Medical Center.
Dr. Agudo began her career in 1998 as a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist at a private solo practice, remaining until 2002. Simultaneously, she became a member of the faculty of Mindanao State University-College of Medicine from 1999 to 2002. She had also been a child and adolescent psychiatrist with Philhaven Mount Gretna from 2002 to 2007 and an inpatient psychiatrist at St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center from 2007 to 2015. She then became an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University College of Nursing from 2011 to 2015. The following year she was a staff inpatient psychiatrist at Arizona State Hospital and in 2017, she was an outpatient community child and adolescent psychiatrist at Arizona’s Children Association. Looking back, Dr. Agudo believes the most rewarding aspect of her career has been the unique mystery of healing in every patient. As a testament to her success, she was named a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2018, a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in 2013 and honored as Psychiatry Resident of the Year in 1996. Dr. Agudo has also been listed in numerous editions of Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who in America.
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