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PHI´s Dr. Magaña Paves the Way for Teens to Go into the Health Professions

Dr. Tomás Magaña´s program, FACES for the Future, pairs teens with health professionals for mentorships and preparation to enter the field.

  • Caitlin Keating

DR. TOMAS MAGANA, 48

Oakland

TOUGH START: Raised by a single teen mom in an East Los Angeles neighborhood where gangs, drugs and poverty ruined lives, Tomás Magaña held on to his dream of becoming a doctor. With his mom’s support and scholarships, he became a pediatrician—with a mission. “I decided,” says Magaña, “to give kids what I wish I’d had.”

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Originally published by People Magazine


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