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Paloma Toledo, M.D.
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Paloma Toledo, M.D., M.P.H. is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Northwestern University. Dr. Toledo's research is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson foundation and focuses on reducing racial and ethnic disparities in pain control.

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Creating a More Empathetic Medical Workforce

(2) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 12:08 PM

Co-authored by Kara LaBarge, B.S., a second year medical student at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where her research focus is racial and ethnic disparities in pediatric pain management.

In the last few weeks, thousands of new students have started medical school.

Medical education has recently broadened its...

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Why Racism in America Is Not the Healthy Choice in Medicine or Education

(1) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 3:35 PM

A well-respected physician colleague told me recently that he did not understand why my research focused on racial and ethnic disparities in health care. He claimed racism no longer exists in the United States.

As a white, male physician, his perspective is that of someone who had seen the roll-out...

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Child Obesity Epidemic Disproportionately Impacts Hispanics

(2) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 5:17 PM

New findings that one-third of the world's adults, 1.46 billion people, are overweight or obese is shocking, especially as it coincides with efforts to improve food stability in struggling nations.

Here in America, just like the trend in adult obesity, where Hispanic Americans have a...

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