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Milken Scholar 2009
Scholar Profile

Michael Diaz



Michael is currently in his first year of neurology residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He recently graduated from medical school at UCSF, where he participated in a student-run free clinic in the Mission District of San Francisco, providing medical care to low-income residents of the community. He also served as community service chair of the Latino Medical Student Association at UCSF, and conducted research on neurologic emergencies at the San Francisco General Hospital. Upon graduation from UCSF, Michael was nominated to membership of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.

A graduate of Stanford University, Michael completed a degree in human biology with a concentration in neuroscience. During his time at Stanford, he was involved in an English tutoring program called "Habla" that pairs Stanford janitors with students to teach them English and basic communication skills. He completed an honors thesis analyzing the relationship between emotional growth and cortisol levels in breast cancer patients, and published his findings in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology.

High school:  Robert A. Millikan High School


College Year Degree
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
2013 B.S. Human Biology
University of California - San Francisco
2018 M.D. Medicine