Tomás A. Magaña, MD, MA
Tomás A. Magaña, M.D., M.A., F.A.A.P. founded and directs the FACES for the Future Coalition, and leads national dissemination of the FACES program models. Dr. Magaña co-founded the FACES program in 2000 to improve health outcomes for at-risk adolescents, respond to imperatives for building a diverse and culturally responsive health care workforce, and address workforce shortages in healthcare professions.
Dr. Magaña is a board certified pediatrician with expertise in care of vulnerable children and is an expert in the design and implementation of health workforce pipeline programs for youth.
Dr. Magaña is Assistant Professor at Samuel Merritt University, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and a Lead Physician at La Clinica de La Raza in the Department of School-Based Health Centers. He previously served as Attending Physician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, where he served as Medical Director of Alameda County’s Juvenile Justice Center. Dr. Magaña is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a Commissioner of First 5 Alameda County, and has served on several county, state and national advisory boards.
Honors include the Jefferson Award (Gold Medal) for Public Service, The California Wellness Foundation’s Champion of Health Professions Diversity Award, Univisión’s Medalla al Mérito, Bank of America’s Local Hero Award, and UCSF’s Gold-Headed Cane Award.
Dr. Magaña earned a Master’s Degree from UC Berkeley and a Medical Degree from the UCSF School of Medicine.
FACES for the Future - John O’Connell High School
FACES for the Future Coalition: A Mentorship Model to Advance Collaborative Pipelines for Student Success
FACES designs programs that support career development for disadvantaged youth in underserved communities. FACES programs provide comprehensive “wrap-around” services, including health careers training, academic enrichment, psychosocial interventions, and youth leadership development. FACES is scaling its program replication strategy to a national level, continues to grow its state-wide replication in California, and increases outreach efforts to disseminate the programs’ impact.
FACES for the Future Program Support
The purpose of the FACES for the Future Coalition is: 1) to develop, standardize and consistently evaluate the FACES for the Future program model; 2) to provide capacity-building support and technical assistance to existing FACES programs throughout the nation in order to ensure program stability and share best practices; and 3) to mindfully and strategically replicate the FACES for the Future program model in other communities in need.
FACES for the Future San Francisco - Phillip & Sala Burton Academic High School
In partnership with the Bayview YMCA and Phillip & Sala Burton Academic High School, FACES for the Future Coalition connects students enrolled in the school's Academy of Health Sciences to work-based learning, academic enrichment, wellness support, and leadership development opportunities. In order to fulfill their commitment to creating equitable access to the health professions pathway, there is no minimum GPA requirement for participation.
FACES Summer Medical Academy
The FACES Summer Medical Academy is a tuition-based, intensive summer experience designed to expose high school students to the field and practice of medicine. The goal of the program is to offer youth a glimpse into the array of advanced educational strategies and tools that comprise current medical training, while familiarizing young people with critical concepts that promote an understanding of culturally responsive, compassionate and patient-centered health care practice.