Sarah Lopez, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Zócalo Health

Dr. Sarah Lopez was born and raised in Orange County, California. She attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine and business school at UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business. She was part of UCI’s first Program In Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC) cohort, a program created by Dr. Alberto Maneta that focuses on training highly qualified doctors who are culturally competent and dedicated to serving the diverse population of Southern California. After medical school, she did her Emergency Medicine (EM) residency at LAC+USC, one of the nation’s top EM training programs.

Prior to joining Zócalo Health, Dr. Lopez was the Patient Safety Officer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and practiced Emergency Medicine, regularly taking care of patients in the ER. Dr. Lopez currently sits on the board of local California non-profits where she actively works to build trust between healthcare institutions and the community.