I was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. I completed medical school and a general surgery residency in Guadalajara, Jalisco, also known as the land of mariachis and tequila. My career in the U.S. began after I completed a minimally invasive surgery fellowship in Mexico City. I had to repeat my training to fulfill this purpose, and I was fortunate enough to have a spot at Wake Forest University School of Medicine School of Medicine School of Medicine School of Medicine School of Medicine School of Medicine, where I was able to develop my clinical and surgical skills under great mentorship. Having to start over in a new country and repeat my training was challenging, but because my passion is minimally invasive surgery and robotics, I would do it all over again to accomplish my goals. When I'm not in the operating room, you can find me doing home-improvement projects with my wife, Fernanda, watching TV with our cat, Lola, or playing StarCraft with my brothers, Eric and Ulises, and my classmate Diana. I love spicy food, and my homemade guacamole is famous among my friends.