Martina Eguiguren, MD
-Undergraduate: Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
-Medical School: Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
-Residency: St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center – New York Medical College, Patterson, NJ
-Second Languages: Spanish
Q & A with Dr. Martina Eguiguren
How did you get into pediatrics?
I belong to a family with many generations of doctors, so I was introduced to the medical world early in life. As a teenager I would join my father in pediatric rounds and deliveries, and that is how my interest in the field continued to grow. Later, in college, I worked with children who suffer from chronic illness. It was a difficult experience that reinforced my passion for pediatrics. I enjoy watching children grow, evolve, and become more complex as time goes by.
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Florida and lived in the US until I was 5 years old. Then moved back to Ecuador, where I grew up.
Where do you live?
What do you enjoy most about working in the Lower East Side?
Engaging with the local community and caring for the children of such a culturally rich and diverse neighborhood.
What keeps you motivated?
Knowing that I am contributing to society by providing guidance and wellbeing to children who are the future of humanity.
What do you do for fun?
I enjoy traveling, going to music concerts, walking in nature, riding my bike.