Empowering Latinx physicians, medical professionals and medical students through education, advocacy & health policy to support their efforts to eliminate health disparity, promote and optimize health and the quality of life for Latinx in California.
Connie Casillas, M.D.
Dr. Consuelo (Connie) Casillas is a family physician at Kaiser Permanente (KP) Pasadena and Clinical Faculty for the Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) Family Practice Residency Program. Dr. Casillas enjoys providing care for a diverse patient population and leading program initiatives to improve health equity. She devotes her free time to promoting healthcare workforce diversity in her role as Chief Information Officer for Alliance in Mentorship. She also serves as Instructor for the new Kaiser Permanente Tyson School of Medicine as well as for David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is the immediate past co-chair for LAMC’s Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Committee and is a current California Health Care Foundation Fellow for Cohort 19. Prior to joining KP, Dr. Casillas practiced with Pomona Valley Health Center’s newly established Family Practice Residency Program as its Obstetrical Coordinator and Core Faculty between 1997-2000.
Dr. Casillas completed her undergraduate training at the University of California, Berkeley where she majored in Genetics with a minor in Chicano Studies. She obtained her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed an American Heart Association research fellowship at the University of Rochester, New York. Her journey to medicine was rooted in community-based health through education, outreach and service for underserved populations. Dr. Casillas is a proud residency graduate of our nation’s first accredited Community Health Center-sponsored Family Medicine Residency program, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center in Lawrence, MA. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for ChapCare, the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in the San Gabriel Valley.
Dr. Casillas’ family roots are in Jalisco, Mexico and South Texas, but she was raised locally in Pico Rivera and Montebello, CA. She is the eldest of 9 children and raised two adult daughters and has one rising Senior son and Freshman daughter in high school at home. She is passionate about mentorship and serving disenfranchised populations and is hopeful for a future where all populations have equal access to health care and equitable health outcomes.