My name is Michael Guirguis, and I'm glad to have the opportunity to introduce myself to you. I hope the information presented here will better help you to get to know me.
I am a native Southern Californian who left for Boston for my medical training. I returned to practice medicine in beautiful Southern California. I grew up in the greater Los Angeles area and attended UCLA for my undergraduate work. In college, I realized I wanted to go into medicine when I volunteered at UCLA Medical Center and at several campus organizations related to medicine. After graduating from UCLA, I attended Harvard Medical School where I decided to pursue the specialty of emergency medicine. I returned to Southern California for my emergency medicine residency training, which I completed in 2003 at Loma Linda University Medical Center, a Level 1 trauma center in San Bernardino County.
In the Emergency Department, we work as a team trying the make this stressful environment as comfortable as possible for our members. My philosophy is to connect with members and try to assess and diagnose their condition while making sure that nothing is missed, but to do so in a timely manner − your time is valuable! I feel honored that members have entrusted me with their care and strive to treat them as I would my own family.
Keeping balance in my life is very important to me. Along with volunteering as a flight physician with the San Bernardino Sheriff Air Rescue organization, I enjoy working out three times a week. On my days off, if I'm not spending time with family at home, I enjoy camping and fishing and try to get out of town every few months for a short vacation. I also make it a priority to set aside time to just relax and be with close friends.