Abbot alumna inspires and educates through radio show
Episode #1638
February 14th, 2024
Renegade MD
Dr. Susan Partovi first experienced poverty medicine volunteering at a dump site in Tijuana during high school. There, she recognized the need for all people to have access to quality medical care. Over the years, she has worked in various facilities around Los Angeles County, incorporating her renegade method of going the extra mile for her patients. As Medical Director of Homeless Health Care Los Angeles, she works to provide a safety net of care for the underserved Skid Row community. She started documenting her patients’ stories so that others could hear their voices. Along the way, she began to understand how her personal ethics evolved—from a challenging childhood and complicated relationships with her parents, through professional hurdles—often, she had to push against a system that doesn’t always put the patient first. She was dubbed the “Renegade MD” by Los Angeles Magazine for her unconventional tactics to earn the trust of her patients.
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