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Mirtha Aguilar Alvarado, MD

Dr. Aguilar joined the program in November 2015 and currently serves as Director of Quality Improvement for Family Medicine. She was born and raised in La Paz, Bolivia and earned her medical degree from the Universidad Mayor de San Andres in La Paz, Bolivia in 1996. She practiced medicine in rural and underserved communities in her native country and was Director of Health Project’s for rural communities and worked managing Reproductive Health Programs at CSRA (nonprofit organization). Dr. Aguilar completed her training in Public Health, obtaining a master's degree from the Nur University in La Paz, Bolivia. She moved to the United States and completed residency training at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center in Chicago, where she was selected Chief Resident. She received her board certification as a family physician in 2014 and completed a fellowship in Women’s Health at McNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Illinois in 2015.

She joined Gwinnett Medical Center Family Residency Program to pursue her interest in teaching. Other professional interests include outpatient gynecologic procedures, women’s health, and healthcare for underserved communities, patient education. She is fluent in Spanish and when not working enjoys hiking, listening to music and dancing.