Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Santa Clara in 1982
UCLA School of Medicine in 1984
I would like to extend heartfelt greetings and also take this opportunity to provide you with some background so that you might get to know me prior to our first visit.
I was born in Fresno then attended public schools in the shadow of technology in the “Silicon Valley” of California. Receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Santa Clara in 1982, I emphasized cell biology then, prior to graduation, I traveled to Venezuela, Mexico and Costa Rica as a volunteer with the a public health organization. Projects included immunization and public sanitation, medical clinic construction, pesticide risk reduction, and ecological protection.
Before starting medical school, I taught both special education and college preparatory high school students and entered the UCLA School of Medicine in 1984.
Following the memorable years of medical school, I attended the Family Practice Residency in East Los Angeles White Memorial Medical Center and learned valuable lessons as Chief Resident. I returned to Fresno as a staff physician at the Sequoia Community Health Center initially as a Fellow, which included a summer program at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. I continued to teach Resident Physicians as clinical faculty with the Department of Family Practice UCSF -Fresno, Central San Joaquin Valley Medical Education Program.
After entering private practice in 1994, my special interests focused on the areas of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and treatment of mental disorders in the primary care setting. Teaching remains an important part of my practice through associations with DC Davis and California State University, Fresno Nurse Practitioner education programs. To date, I have been directly involved in training seven Nurse Practitioners. I continue to lecture to colleagues on neuropsychological treatment of depression, pain syndromes and cardiovascular diseases.
I balance the practice of medicine by devoting quality time with my wife and two children. My passions include sailing on the local lakes or practicing Tae Kwon Do with my daughter and son. I also enjoy playing Bass guitar for my church adult choir.
I look forward to providing you and your family with the highest quality medical care and getting to know your unique medical and social histories.
Matthew Lozano M.D.