Margarita Loeza, MD, is the Chief Medical Information Officer at Venice Family Clinic, Vice President of Alliance in Mentorship Board that supports MiMentor and is also on the Latinx Physicians of California Board of Directors, serving as the Latinx Legacy Roundtable Leader on the Board’s Executive Committee. She knows the value of mentorship having successfully graduated from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine; then completed a Family Medicine Residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. She is positioned to support mentorship as an interviewer of the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLA Admissions Committee, and a committee member, screener, and interviewer for Charles R. Drew Univesity (CDU) School of Medicine Admission Committee and the CDU Physician Assistant School. Additionally, she is a clinical skills preceptor for medical students and physician assistant students from DGSOM and CDU.
She is the Faculty Advisor for the Flying Samaritans at UCLA and volunteers once per month in impoverished clinics in Tijuana.
Since 2001, Dr. Loeza has volunteered and works at Venice Family Clinic returning to the free clinic where she and her family had received medical care as a child. She became a staff physician working with the medically underserved community in West Los Angeles (Service Planning Area 5) including homeless and undocumented patients. As the Chief Medical Information Officer, Dr. Loeza took on the role of implementing telehealth at the clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic. She has mentored medical students and residents since 2000. She is dedicated to improving health disparities and mentoring future physicians. She volunteers at Homeboy industries in the tattoo removal clinic. Doctor Loeza is the daughter of Mexican immigrants.