Faculty

Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP

Health Sciences Clinical Professor, UC Irvine Department of Family Medicine, Assistant Dean for Culture and Community Education, UC Irvine School of Medicine
Executive Director, UC Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community, UC Irvine School of Medicine

Chuck grew up in Northern California and completed his undergraduate degree at Harvard University. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and completed residency training in family medicine at UC Irvine. He stayed on as faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at UCI and now holds the title of health sciences clinical professor. He is the executive director of UCI’s Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community and won a Macy Faculty Scholarship to improve patient-centered health education at UCI. He assumed the role of associate dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the UCI School of Medicine in July, 2016. Dr. Vega has seen patients and taught medical students and residents at UC Irvine’s Family Health Center – Santa Ana for the past 20 years. This clinic is a federally-qualified health center and the largest safety-net clinic for Orange County. Dr. Vega’s academic interests are focused on access to quality, compassionate medical care for underserved populations and the development of training programs to promote this vision of health care.