Executive Board

 Academic Year 2013 - 2014

Co-Chair: Carlos Estrada Alamo

Carlos Eduardo Estrada Alamo is a first-year New Pathways student. He graduated from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2011 with degrees in Bioengineering and Biochemistry.  While at the UW, Carlos worked in an Emergency Room where he found his passion for working for the underserves within the Safety Net. Carlos’ current academic interests include quality improvement and healthcare systems and delivery.  Carlos also serves as a Financial Aid Representative for the Class of 2017.

Co-Chair: Jose Omar Gutierrez

Born in Mexico City and nourished in the beautiful pastures of Ohio. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a degree in Medical Anthropology. During college he was involved heavily in a non-profit catering to the educational needs of disadvantaged Latino students in Cleveland and research related to improving healthcare access for the underserved. His interests surround the quality improvement in healthcare dialogue, healthcare delivery systems, and social enterprise. In his free time, he likes to explore Boston/Cambridge food, play soccer, and volunteer in the Boston community. 

Administrative Chair: Rachael Rosales

Rachael is a medical student recovering from a major in philosophy who grew up in Alabama. She is a proud graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (Go Blazers!). During college, her participation in UAB's interdisciplinary liberal arts program cultivated her interests in medical ethics, human development, and health disparities. In medical school, she enjoys working in the Crimson Care Collaborative Chelsea clinic, discussing meaning and value with the Philoso Society, and passing her classes. 

External Relations Chair: Daniela Delgado

Daniela is a medical student who graduated from the University of Miami with majors in Neuroscience and International Studies. She was born in Bogotá, Colombia and moved to Miami, FL when she was twelve, where she grew up among Cuban coffee, Spanglish and Latin beats. Daniela’s major interests are in health equity, community building and culturally-competent healthcare. In college, she devoted her time to community-based research with farmworker families, international work in the Dominican Republic, and leadership through the Latino Medical Student Association. During medical school, she enjoys being involved with LMSA, the Multicultural Fellows Committee and the Crimson Care Collaborative.

Pipeline Chair: Daniel Lage 

Daniel is originally from Miami, Florida, the son of Cuban immigrants. As a Harvard undergraduate, he studied History and Science. He also helped found the Harvard Latino Health Conference. After graduation, he spent two years studying health policy and business at Oxford. At HMS, he hopes to combine his interests in health systems improvement and clinical medicine. He is also passionate about mentoring pre-meds of all backgrounds and serves as a Resident Tutor at John Winthrop House/Harvard College and as the Pipeline Chair for LMSA. In his free time, he enjoys dancing salsa, reading great books, and cooking Cuban food. 

Undergrad Representative: Francisco Galdos

Francisco is a junior at Harvard College interested in pursuing a career in pediatric cardiology and cardiac regeneration research. Francisco is heavily involved with research at Harvard where he has worked on cardiac development research in the zebrafish model system. He is also a 2013 Amgen Scholar who conducted research at Stanford University on the identification of clonal skeletal progenitor cells in mouse bones. He is  is committed to medicine through his shadowing and volunteering experiences.

Faculty Advisor: Fidencio Saldana, MD, MPH

Dr. Saldana is a clinical cardiologist at the Brigham and Women’s and Faulkner Hospitals specializing in cardiovascular imaging and is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He currently serves as the Assistant Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is Faculty Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Office of Multicultural Affairs at Harvard Medical School. He is a committed and award winning educator and strives to reach out to the underserved. His goal is to continue to mentor, teach, and be an advocate regarding issues in minority health. Dr. Saldana completed his medical degree at Harvard Medical School in 2001. He earned his Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2005. He completed his internal medicine residency, chief residency, and cardiology fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is originally from Los Angles, California, and resides in Boston with his wife and three children.