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​​Preventive Medicine Residency Program

2018 - 2019 Residents

 

BBianca Argueza, MD

Dr. Bianca Argueza earned her undergraduate degree in human biology from Stanford University and her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco in 2018. During residency, she coordinated her clinic's Reach Out and Read program on early child literacy, created a mindfulness program for transitionally housed families, promoted resident wellness, and championed diversity-related effort. Through the Preventive Medicine Residency, Dr. Argueza will be completing the Interdisciplinary Masters in Public Health Program at UC Berkeley while providing clinical care at the UCSF Mount Zion pediatric clinic. She will also be completing a practicum year at the San Francisco Department of Public Health. She is excited for the opportunity to learn how to improve children's health not only in the clinic but also in the communities in which they live. 

Stipend and tuition supported by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Preventive Medicine Residencies with Integrative Health Care Training grant and the Public Health & Health Services Block Grant. 

 

PPrasad Acharya, MD, MBA

Dr. Prasad Acharya is passionate about wellbeing on both an individual and community level while improving technological and social support systems related to health. He earned his MD degree from the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University. Prior to that, Dr. Acharya studied Information Systems and Decision Science at the University of Maryland and went on to Xavier University where he earned an MBA degree and worked in the Department of Information Technology. Clinically, Dr. Acharya has been involved in addressing the needs of underserved populations including patients with severe mental health issues and patients who lack access to the medical system. He has also been engaged in projects related to health information technology and behavior modification using digital interventions designed to promote wellbeing. More recently, he has evaluated technologies and formed teams to utilize innovative health technologies for health-related start-up challenges. Through the California Department of Public Health, Dr. Acharya will train at the University of California at Berkeley for a Master's in Public Health while maintaining clinical activities at Marin County Clinics. In addition, Dr. Acharya will be completing training in an Integrative Medicine curriculum. For the practicum year, he will be at the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services. 

Stipend and tuition supported by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Preventive Medicine Residencies with Integrative Health Care Training grant and the Public Health & Health Services Block Grant. 

 

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