Dr. Leo Lopez takes the audience behind the scenes as he depicts his travels and experiences in the Middle East. His talk gives a unique perspective of the individuals he comes across during his travels.
Leo Lopez III, M.D. is a Family Medicine Physician in San Antonio, Texas. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 2011. Dr. Lopez traveled the world, leading medical missions as a health care provider in Guatemala. He’s directed and produced documentary films covering human rights and access to health care including filming on location in Israel and Palestine. He’s worked on advocacy films in Japan with the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth. Leo is also an investigative journalist. He’s published articles across the globe for leading medical journals like The Lancet and The New Physician. Leo’s journalistic focus is on the psycho-social factors impacting health and well-being. In March of 2015, Leo received the Excellence in Public Health Award from the United States Public Health Service and the UT School of Medicine San Antonio. Leo is also an inductee into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx