Boca doctor recognized during 15th annual Hispanic Women of Distinction 


Boca Raton resident Dr. Lisa Martinez wants the next generation of doctors to provide patients the best possible care no matter what.

That’s why she teamed up with the University of Miami at Holy Cross Hospital to create a program that trains doctors and encourages them to practice general medicine locally.

She is one of 13 Latina women recognized in August as “Hispanic Women of Distinction.”

“It means a lot to be recognized as a Hispanic woman,” she said. “It’s a great honor to be recognized for some of the things I am working on.”

She created a program to educate doctors in training. She also launched a “Teaching Teachers to Teach” program where healers learn how to educate fellow doctors, the community and their patients.

“Being in education is like paying it forward,” she said.

She received her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and completed both her residency and chief residency at the University of Virginia.

In her limited free time she enjoys spending time with her large Cuban family, biking and swimming with her two young children and husband, Sean Martinez, M.D. a radiologist.

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