Katherine M DeAzambuja


Assistant Clinical Professor, Family Medicine
School of Medicine


B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 2009, Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Genetics
M.D., New York Medical College, 2017

Email: kdeazamb@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
101 The City Drive South Bldg 200, Suite 835
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
Transitions of care, healthy aging, chronic disease management, health disparities in older populations, health disparities in Latinx populations
Awards and Honors
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, joined in 2017
UCI Family Medicine Residency graduation: Dean Fujii Award, 2020
Short Biography
Dr. Katherine De Azambuja is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the University of California, Irvine. She is board certified in Family Medicine and is eligible for board certification in Geriatric Medicine. She currently practices at UC Irvine’s renowned Senior Health Center providing expert comprehensive, team-based care to older adults. She leads the Geriatric Clinic at UC Irvine’s Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Santa Ana where she promotes Annual Wellness Visits and holistic assessments to manage chronic diseases for diverse, primarily Latinx, underserved older adults. At the FQHC, she teaches core geriatric competencies to an interdisciplinary team of learners, including residents, fellows and medical students.

Dr. De Azambuja has research interests in digital healthcare delivery innovations, transitions of care, and underserved patient populations. She recently completed a pilot COVID-19 study of home-based care management following early in-patient and emergency department discharges. Dr. De Azambuja is committed to caring for older adults across care settings with a focus on caring for diverse patients utilizing her bilingual Spanish/English skills. She is a member of UC Irvine Resident and Fellow Scholar Academy as a contributing mentor. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Geriatric Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. De Azambuja received her MD from the New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. She completed her Residency in Family Medicine and her Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of California, Irvine.
Publications
Wiley DJ, Li X, Hsu H, Seaberg EC, Cranston RD, Young S, D'Souza G, Martínez-Maza O, DeAzambuja K, Chua K, Hussain SK, Detels R. Factors affecting the prevalence of strongly and weakly carcinogenic and lower-risk human papillomaviruses in anal specimens in a cohort of men who have sex with men (MSM). PLoS One. 2013 Nov 20;8(11):e79492. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079492. PMID: 24278140; PMCID: PMC3835810.
 
Wiley DJ, Hsu H, Bolan R, Voskanian A, Elashoff D, Young S, Dayrit R, Barman P, DeAzambuja K, Masongsong EV, Martínez-Maza O, Detels R. Comparison of 2 anal cytology protocols to predict high-grade anal intraepithelial neoplasia. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2013 Oct;17(4):414-24. doi: 10.1097/LGT.0b013e318281d36e. PMID: 23595039; PMCID: PMC3788863.
 
De Azambuja K, Barman P, Toyama J, Elashoff D, Lawson GW, Williams LK, Chua K, Lee D, Kehoe JJ, Brodkorb A, Schwiebert R, Kitchen S, Bhimani A, Wiley DJ. Validation of an HPV16-mediated carcinogenesis mouse model. In Vivo. 2014 Sep-Oct;28(5):761-7. PMID: 25189887; PMCID: PMC5214601.
Professional Societies
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Geriatrics Society
Other Experience
Spanish Interpreter
University of California, Los Angeles, Ronald Reagan Hospital and UCLA hospital system Language Interpreting and Caretaking (LINC) 2007—2009

Last updated
11/10/2021