When diagnosing a health issue, Dr. Paola Palomino-Guillen knows that being a physician can often require some detective work, too. Thankfully, these are two roles she really enjoys. "I like putting clues together to find an answer and solve a health problem," she says. "My patients need answers and support. I want them to realize that I understand their pain, frustration or fear and that I will do my best to work with them, to relieve their anxiety and help them feel better."
Dr. Palomino-Guillen is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease. She earned her medical degree from Universidad Nacional de San Agustin in Arequipa, Peru. After moving to the U.S., she completed all the requirements including skills assessment and testing as part of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination. She continued her training in internal medicine, serving as Chief Resident at New York Downtown Hospital in New York City and completing her Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr. Palomino-Guillen worked as a surgical assistant and hyperbaric medicine practitioner in Peru. In the U.S., she volunteered at the National Institutes of Health as an interpreter because she speaks English and Spanish. She is a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians plus she is the author of numerous published articles and papers on gynecological cancer, laparoscopic surgery, coronary thrombosis and infectious disease.
Family time with her husband and two children is important to Dr. Palomino-Guillen. They enjoy outdoor activities together, including camping, going to the beach and having fun at the playground.