Julio Cesar Romero, M.D., Chief Resident
Medical School: Universidad Autónoma de Baja California , Facultad de Medicina y Psicologia, Tijuana
Julio grew up in the multicultural Southern California-Mexico border. He went to school in both Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, CA, eventually earning his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California in Mexico. After finishing medical school, Julio completed a year-long social service commitment dedicated to an underserved population in a rural community of San Quintin, Mexico. While there he completed numerous consultations for prenatal care, pediatric care and chronic disease control to patients who had limited access to any type of medical or preventive care. During his social service, he realized his love for Family Medicine and giving back to this underserved community. After completing his commitment, he returned to the United States to further his research and clinical training. Prior to start the Family Medicine Residency Program at St. Joseph’s, Julio coordinated clinical trials focused on Diabetes Mellitus, Arthritis and Immunotherapy-targeted cancer treatments for multiple types of cancer. He is fluent in Spanish and fairly fluent in Portuguese. He enjoys surfing and mixed martial arts.