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Andres Camacho-Gonzalez

Andres Camacho-Gonzalez, MD

Name:

Andres Camacho-Gonzalez, MD

Email:

acamac2@emory.edu

Undergrad Institution; Degree and Major:

Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia

Medical School:

Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia

In practice since:

2011

Your Specialty:

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Where and for how many years did you train AFTER medical school:

  • Pediatric Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine
  • Master in Clinical Research: Emory University Laney Graduate School

How did you choose your specialty?

I liked most of my rotations in medical school. I really enjoyed the interaction and conversations I had with patients/families not only because they were interesting but because they provided important information in the diagnostic process. Once I did my pediatric rotation I knew I wanted to become a pediatrician. Working with kids and their families is great, is all about teamwork and the incredible resilience of children make our work so much more rewarding. The fast pace of infectious diseases, the incredible cases and challenges pose to us as consultants solidified my decision to pursue a career in this area. I have enjoyed every moment in medicine and I am looking forward to the challenges and rewards that will come in the future. 

What do you like MOST, and like LEAST, about your specialty?

Most:

  • Interaction with patients and families
  • The resilience and innocence of the pediatric patient
  • Investigating the conundrums post to us as ID physicians

Least:

  • I really don’t have any major dislikes; I really enjoy my profession. If I had to pick one would be night call.

In your opinion, what attributes are important in anyone choosing this specialty?

  • Devoted
  • Compassionate
  • Flexible
  • Good Listener
  • Knowledgeable
  • Personable
  • Thoughtful
  • Trustworthy

Hobbies/special interests:

  • Photography
  • Sports: Running, Basketball, Soccer (watching more than playing)