Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Alumni Update: Letizia Alto MD takes job with the Seattle Indian Health Board

Letizia Alto, MD, is working with the Seattle Indian Health Board.

Letizia received an MA in anthropology (no concentration) in 2004, received her medical training at the University of Vermont Medical School, and is able to combine these two fields in her new job as she works to support culturally sensitive medical practices. She believes that health care is a human right and that a patient's cultural background is an important part of providing complete care. She is attracted to the broad range of opportunities in family medicine and the ability of the family medicine practitioner to handle a large variety of disease pathology and patient population diversity.

Her special medical interests include international medicine, tropical disease, OB/GYN women’s health, the health of immigrant communities and under-served populations.

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