Charles P Vega, MD

Clinical Professor, Family Medicine
School of Medicine

Director, UC Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC), Family Medicine
School of Medicine

M.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1996

Phone: (714) 456-5171

University of California, Irvine
The City Drive South
Bldg 200, Suite 835, Rt. 81
Mail Code: 2975
Orange, CA 92868

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National Hispanic Medical Association California Leader Fellowship award, 2014
Orange County Physician of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association, 2013
Orange County Physician of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association, 2010
UCI Representative to the American Association of Medical Colleges Group on Diversity and Inclusion, 2009- 2010
Special Recognition Award for teaching contribution to the UCI Clinical Foundations course, 2009
Orange County Physician of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association, 2009
Named as “One of America’s Top Family Doctors” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, 2008
Excellence in Teaching Award, UC Irvine School of Medicine, 2005
Orange County Physician of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association, 2005
Outstanding Teacher of the Year, UC Irvine Department of Family Medicine, 2003
Publications CME News and Best Evidence Reviews on Published continually since 2003, these articles achieve a readership of over 5 million physicians annually worldwide.

Vega C. “Creating a patient-centered system.” Featured editorial in The Orange County Register. 9/21/2013.

Manetta A, Stephens F, Rea J, Vega C. Addressing health care needs of the Latino community: one medical school’s approach. Acad Med 2007; 82: 1145-51.

Brown AE, Simon SN, Schneider MA, Vega CP. Alcohol recovery and spirituality: strangers, friends, or partners? Southern Medical Journal 2006; 99: 654-7.

Vega CP, Lavine S, Kwoon J. Intrancranial aneurysms: current evidence and clinical practice. American Family Physician 2002; 66: 601-608.
  Invited Presentations:

“The First Wave: Career Paths of PRIME Physicians.” Western Group on Educational Affairs Annual Meeting. Honolulu, HI, 3/25/14.
“UC PRIME: what’s new and challenges ahead.” Western Group on Educational Affairs conference, 5/2/13.
“Supporting Diversity in Medical Education.” Panel presentation at the National Hispanic Medical Association Annual Conference, 4/27/13.
“Teaching cultural competence and reducing health disparities across the trainee continuum: A multi-institutional perspective.” Western Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting. Stanford, CA. 5/2/11. Association of American Medical Colleges annual meeting. Washington DC. 11/10/10.
American Academy of Family Practice
California Academy of Family Physicians
American Medical Association
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Toastmasters International
Other Experience Primary committee consulting on medical policy for 5.2 million federal employee members.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employees Pharmacy and Medical Policy Committee 2013

GE-National Medical Fellowship Advisory Board 2012

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Last updated 04/11/2014