Encouraging you to volunteer in your community
As a child, Dr. Zamorano learned the importance of having positive role models to assist and guide you in life’s challenges and this fundamental lesson led to his unwavering dedication to assisting those in need.
Dr. Zamorano has been involved with volunteer work since his days as an undergraduate, pre-med student at the University of San Diego. He served as a tutor with the Linda Vista Reading Program, assisting elementary age children in conquering their literacy challenges. As a member of MECHA, he helped to organize conferences for high school students designed to offer and educate at-risk teens about their higher education options. On campus, his academic excellence allowed him to serve as a Biology lab-assistant and offered tutoring to his fellow class-mates.
As a medical student at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Zamorano served as president of the National Latino Health Organization for 2 years during which time he organized numerous free health screenings, in underserved neighborhoods, for such conditions as diabetes, hyper-tension and mental health. In addition, Dr. Zamorano was accepted as a summer fellow to the prestigious UCLA Harbor Medical Summer Urban Fellowship program and was again involved with organizing and providing free community health screenings in Los Angeles County. Dr. Zamorano continues to provide this important service as time allows; please “Like” us on Facebook to receive the latest details on screenings nearest you.
Lending A Hand Locally
Dr. Zamorano appreciates every opportunity to volunteer where he can locally. He frequently participates and organizes Health Fairs which provide valuable opportunities for community members to talk with healthcare providers in their area at no cost. Dr. Zamorano has also been invited to be a guest lecturer at local elementary schools, high schools and colleges to discuss health issues relevant to students. He was also a guest speaker on Univision’s KTQN 1020AM radio station with host Luz Maria Brizenoz where they discussed various relevant health concerns and answered questions from listeners. He is frequently invited by local media to discuss seasonal health concerns and has appeared on Univision, Telemundo 52, and ABC7 to name a few.
Beyond Our Borders
Dr. Zamorano is grateful for the opportunity to have served as a physician in foreign regions and educate himself on the medical needs of his fellow world citizens. In 2009, Dr. Zamorano volunteered as a physician at the Hanga Roa Hospital in Easter Island, Chile, also known as Rapa Nui. Although the facilities were simple for its rural setting, Dr. Zamorano was very impressed with the medical care provided in this highly isolated region. The patient population, a Polynesian majority, impressed upon Dr. Zamorano that a sense of involvement with your community can positively enhance your mental health and therefore your overall physical health. Dr. Zamorano would like to thank the hospital director, Dr. Carlos De la Barrera, and the Rapa Nui people for graciously hosting him.
In the Spring of 2011, Dr. Zamorano volunteered his services on a medical mission with Bridges to Haiti, a non-profit organization who’s goals are to address the needs of the people in Haiti in the areas of healthcare, water, sources, housing, education, and self-sustaining food supplies. Bridges to Haiti teams work side-by-side with Haitian community leaders and empower them to develop their own solutions the problems they face. Dr.Zamorano was most impressed with the perseverance of the Haitian people in the wake of the 2010 earthquake devastation. He had the opportunity to assess the medical needs at a community clinic established by their group as well as round on two local orphanages and a local convalescent home. For more information on this organization, how you can be involved and/or contribute, please visit www.bridgestohaiti.org.