Dan Palazuelos, MD, MPH, lives a dual lifestyle – splitting his time between rural villages in Mexico and the city life that surrounds BWH.
For many months each year, Palazuelos lives in the Sierra Madre Mountains, waking up with the roosters and working alongside talented young Mexican doctors. For the other half of the year he lives in Boston and, in addition to practicing inpatient medicine with the hospitalist group at BWH, he helps to mentor the next generation of global health leaders in the Howard Hiatt Global Health Equity residency as the assistant director.
Palazuelos works with Compañeros En Salud, an organization that collaborates with rural government clinics in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas to revitalize underperforming rural clinics. In 2011, Partners In Health launched Compañeros En Salud to improve staffing, supplies, and links with local communities.
Watch the video below to take a peek into Palazuelos’ lifestyle and learn more about Compañeros En Salud.