Dr. Felipe Saavedra is a UCLA LGBTQ+ Healthcare Fellow, whose clinical interests include HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ care. He is also passionate about medical education and teaching and reducing healthcare disparities in vulnerable populations.
Dr. Saavedra was born and raised in Chile, where he graduated with honors from the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. During his medical training, Dr. Saavedra was a researcher at an HIV/AIDS specialty clinic in Santiago. After working in primary care, Dr. Saavedra joined the UCLA International Medical Graduate Program in 2015 and completed his Family Medicine training at UCLA.
During his education and training, Dr. Saavedra has looked for opportunities to educate himself and colleagues about critical healthcare issues that impact LGBTQ+ individuals. He broadened his residency program's impact on underserved Spanish-speaking communities in LA County, and always advocates for and build bridges to underserved communities
Outside of work, Dr. Saavedra enjoys spending time with his husband and exploring Southern California. He also enjoys traveling, volunteering, practicing yoga, and cooking traditional Chilean food for friends and family.
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