Daniela Rojas, MD
Dr. Rojas joined the Department of Family Medicine in 2019. She is a resident physician in training at the Family Medicine Clinic – Island East. Dr. Rojas earned a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas and a Doctorate of Medicine from the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC.
Dr. Rojas is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
Dr. Rojas' academic and clinical interests include rural medicine, global health, and integrative medicine.
A PERSONAL NOTE FROM DR. ROJAS
I moved from Lima, Peru to the United States when I was 9 years old. I lived in Maryland and Florida before moving to Lubbock, Texas where I earned my undergraduate degree in Microbiology at Texas Tech University. I attended Howard University College of Medicine in Washington D.C for my Medical Degree, before moving back to Texas to start my medical career as a Family Medicine Physician.
During medical school, I developed a passion for working with underserved communities in D.C. I had the opportunity to be involved in the local free clinic and also help find services and resources for the Spanish-speaking community of the area. I was also able to spend two summers in Peru working at local clinics in Pachacutec and Pisaq, where I was able to experience rural medicine in areas with limited resources and saw a variety of patients from children to laboring mothers to adults. Through those experiences, my passion for working with children and adults from communities in need of more health professionals grew.
My goal as a Family Medicine physician is to have each patient feel like they have a doctor that listens and has a positive impact on their health and quality of life. UTMB seemed like the best place to grow as a physician with the diverse population I get to serve and the variety of experiences the program offers. I want to be a well-rounded physician able the help patients of all ages and walks of life medically, but also have a knowledge of other ways to help. UTMB offers experience in integrative medicine and within our curriculum we get to work with behavioral health. All the experiences at UTMB can help me reach my goals of becoming a physician able to help everyone within a community no matter the age, history or complexity.
I also enjoy traveling, photography, knitting, painting, singing, playing piano and learning new instruments.