Angelica Alvarez Reyes was raised in the small agricultural town of Somerton, Arizona, an underserved community which has shaped her commitment to promote healthcare equality. She achieved an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience & Cognitive Science from the University of Arizona, which led her to pursue research at Yale University where she studied polarity protein involvement in axon specification. While there, she received mentorship from the neurosurgery department which sparked her desire to pursue medicine, specifically a career in neurosurgery. She received her medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson where she researched clinical outcomes in patients with adult spinal deformity. Additionally, her research on a novel classification system for acute traumatic central cord syndrome won her the J.A.N.E Award at the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine & Peripheral Nerves Conference. She chose to train at Yale because she knew from experience that the program would be highly supportive of her clinical and research aspirations.
Education & Training
- MDUniversity of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson (2023)
- BS (Hon)University of Arizona (2016)