Lorenzo Antonio Gonzalez, MD, MPL
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Lorenzo Antonio Gonzalez, MD, MPL, is the chief resident for Harbor UCLA’s family medicine residency, and also serves as the Southern California vice president for the Committee of Interns and Residents, the largest labor union representing training physicians and fellows throughout the country. He acts as the interim vice director of DOCs4POC, a multi-discipline organization of health care professionals dedicated to social justice for communities of color. His interests are in the impact of the built environment on chronic diseases, equitable affordable housing and economic development. Dr. Gonzalez’s family originates from Michoacan y Jalisco Mexico, and he was born and raised in Anaheim, Calif. Lorenzo obtained his Doctor of Medicine from UC San Diego and is a graduate of the PRIME Health Equity program. While in medical school, he obtained a master’s degree in urban planning from USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy. Most recently, he was awarded the AFMRD Family Medicine Resident Award for Advocacy for his contributions to physician organized labor. Dr. Gonzalez will be dedicating his chief resident position to advancing environmental justice and street medicine at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. He will continue to empower interns, residents, and fellows to utilize organized labor as a mechanism for social justice by bargaining for the common good. Dr. Gonzalez strongly believes disease is the manifestation of oppression and seeks to enhance his advocacy skills to better serve his patients and communities. Lastly, health and wellness is a right for all.