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Olga E. Paniagua, M.D.

ECFMG ID 0-934-619-8 ; AAMC ID: 13821410


Aspiring physician seeking the highest quality education and clinical practice possible. I am reliable, adaptable, perseverant, and very responsible. My strong interpersonal skills, tenacious thirst for knowledge and genuine compassion for others have allowed me to flourish in the field. 



Universidad iberoamericana 

Doctor of Medicine degree candidate.

Anticipated graduation date 07/2017 

Bachelors Degree

University of Florida

Bachelors of Science in Psychology awarded May 2010. 

University of Florida, Gainesville FL 


BLS Certified 

ACLS Certified

UNIBE AMSA Chapter member 

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Interest Group 2014-2015

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) 2017

Certificate awarded for participation in the International Conference for Emergency, Trauma, and Critical Care 2013

Work experience

Critical Care Research Fellow

Mayo Clinic Florida

Reference: Jose L. Diaz-Gomez, M.D., Critical Care Chair

Surgical Technician

Operation Smile
Aug 2015Aug 2015

Intra-operative instrumentalist/assistant aboard the USNS Comfort
Reference: Dr. Jonathan Armas, M.D. Maxillofacial

Surgical assistant

HOspiten Santo DOmingo
April 2011December 2013

Gyneco-Obstetric and Cosmetic surgery: Surgical assistant                   Reference: Dr. Gabriel Eduardo De Peña M.D., FACOG. 

Clinical Medical assistant 

Shands hospital
October 2008April 2009

Plastic Surgery: Clinical assistant in consult; organized patient files. 
Reference: Dr. Kevin E. Buhrns, M.D. 

Community Volunteer Experience

12/11/2011: Coordinated/ volunteered in a community project with the Environmental and Natural Resources Department. Location: Las Malvinas, Dominican Republic. Mission: To enhance the ecologic welfare of the community by contributing to the natural habitat (i.e. planted seeds, donated trees). Supervisor: Dr. Antonia Altagracia Villaman, Universidad Iberoamericana. 

06/06/2013: Volunteer in community project with the Public Health Department. Location: Hato Nuevo de Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic. Mission: To contribute to primary disease prevention by educating underserved, impoverished communities on the CDC guidelines for Dengue prevention. Supervisor: Dr. Dielika Charlier, Universidad Iberoamericana. 

02/15/2015: Health Promotion Volunteer at the Fundacion Dominicana de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Santo Domingo. Supervisor: I helped organize and advocate a health education campaign for prevention and screening of Tuberculosis in the general population. I presented a primary prevention keynote and educated the community on the disease process.Sebastiana Del Carmen Acosta Artiles. 



Bilingual: Fluent In English and Spanish
Creative collaboration 
Strong interpersonal Skills
Fast learner 

awards & recognitions

National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) 

Certificate of Appreciation: Continuing Promise 2015, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) Medical Treatment Facility

Special acknowledgement in the upcoming "First Aid for the USMLE Step 1" 2017 Edition book for making exemplary contributions through proofreading and submitting key information. 

Certificate awarded by Farmaconal for Neuromuscular Banding course completion, 2015. 

Certificate awarded by AMSA UNIBE International Chapter for coordinating and participating in a 10K fundraiser for Diabetes.  


Clinical Clerkships

1. University of Texas Southwestern Plastic Surgery Clerkship, Dallas, TX, from 1/4/2016 - 1/30/2016 @: 

    • New Parkland Hospital
    • UTSW Outpatient Clinic 
    • UH Hospitals Zale & Clements 

Contacts: Dr. Bardia Amirlak (, Rasha Babikir (

Average Hours/Week: 70

2. University of Texas Southwestern Orthopedic Surgery Clerkship, Dallas, TX, from 02/01/2016 - 02/27/2016 @

    • New Parkland Hospital, E1 Trauma Service

Contact: Susan White (, Dr. Benjamin Schell (502.641.8164). 

Average Hours/Week: 60

3. Mayo Clinic Florida Anesthesiology Clerkship, Jacksonville, FL, from 02/06/17 - 03/03/17 

Contact: Dr. Maria Barbosa (, Lynette Kick (
Average Hours/Week: 60 

4. University of Miami SoM/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, from 04/03/2017-04/30/2017.

Medical Clerkship in Surgical Oncology / General at the William J. Harrington Medical Training Program 

Contact: Olivia Cata (

5. University of Miami SoM/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, from 05/01/2017-05/31/2017.

Medical Clerkship in Trauma Surgery at the William J. Harrington Medical Training Program 

Contact: Olivia Cata (

Oral Presentations 

(Paniagua, O. 2014). Clinical Evaluation of the Trauma Patient (Spanish). Oral Presentation presented at Ney Arias Lora Hospital Medical Conference; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 

(Paniagua, O. 2014). Proper use of Antibiotics in the Surgical Patient (Spanish). Oral Presentation presented at Ney Arias Lora Hospital Surgical Conference; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 

Research Experience

Senior Research Project: Graduate Thesis on the Complications associated with Bariatric Surgery at Los Centros de Diagnostico y Medicina Avanzada y de Conferencias Medicas y Telemedicina (CEDIMAT), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from 01/01/2013- 12/31/2015. (Submission for publication pending). 

Contact: Dr. Luis A. Betances, M.D. Bariatric Surgeon. Tel: 809.519.2048. Email:

Operation Smile Mission USNS Comfort 2015

Mission description @



  • Dr. Gabriel Eduardo De Peña, M.D. FACOG  HOSPITEN SANTO DOMINGO. Tel:   809.541.3000 (ext. 2507)
  • Dr. Jeffrey Manzano, Faculty of Neuroscience International Students, Universidad Iberoamericana. Tel: 809.481.2337
  • Dr. Roberto Paulino, M.D., HIVS, DTM&H. Tel:809.689.4111 (ext. 1197)
  • Dr. Jonathan Armas, M.D. Maxillofacial Surgeon. Tel: 829.632.2212. Email:
  • Dr. Bardia Amirlak, M.D Plastic Surgeon and Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern. . Tel: 402.968.3528. Email: 
  • Dr. Luis A. Betances, M.D. Bariatric Surgeon at CEDIMAT, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Tel: 809.519.2048. Email: