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Ignacio Deartola, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Physician Assistant Medical Director
Family Medicine
OCH Cleaver Well Clinic Health Sciences Campus El Monte
+1 626 579 2190


Ignacio de Artola, Jr., MD serves as Medical Director and Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Born in Mexico City, Mexico, Dr. de Artola attended grammar and high school in the United States. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Loyola-Marymount University in Los Angeles in 1978, before completing medical school at the California College of Medicine of the University of California, Irvine in 1982. He completed an internship and residency in Family Medicine at Glendale Adventist Medical Center in 1985 where he was appointed Chief Resident from 1984 to 1985. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine since 1985. Dr. de Artola is currently the Medical Director at the Cleaver Family Wellness Clinic at Our Saviour Center, a USC affiliated community clinic in El Monte Ca. He joined the USC Department of Family Medicine in 1999 and served as Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs from 1999 to 2007. He currently serves as the Medical Director of the USC Primary Care Physician Assistant Program. Prior to joining the faculty at USC, Dr. de Artola was the Medical Director of Noble Community Medical Associates and Chief of Staff at the Medical Center of North Hollywood. Dr. de Artola has received numerous awards for service and teaching; including the Excellence in Teaching Award, USC Family Medicine Residency Program in 2007 and the Preceptor of the Year, Family Medicine Clerkship, Keck School of Medicine, USC in 2010. Dr. de Artola received an honorary membership to Pi Alpha Honor Society, which is the national honor society for physician assistants. Dr. de Artola is a physician, teacher, administrator, consultant, researcher, and author. Dr. de Artola's professional interests are in health services research.


Feifer C, Nocella K, DeArtola I, Rowden S, Morrison S. Self-managing teams: a strategy for quality improvement. Top Health Inf Manage. 2003 Jan-Mar; 24(1):21-8. View in: PubMed

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