This is the proprietary group of physicians in ChapalaMed’s network. They have been vetted by Dr. Hernandez and meet the highest ethical and standards of best practices in medicine in Mexico and abroad. They may see patients by special appointment at our offices in Ajijic but due to their high level of demand in Guadalajara, Dr. Hernandez often refers patients to their own offices in Guadalajara. These are the doctors who support Dr. Hernandez when he hospitalizes his patients.




Dr. Arenas ChapalaMedPlastic Surgeon – Dr. Rafael Arenas Quintana

Dr. Rafael Arenas exercises his practice as a plastic surgeon certified by the Mexican Board of Plastic Surgery in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Dr. Arenas is cofounder of “Total Surgery” next to his partner and friend for over 10 years, Dr. Giancarlo Talleri.

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Dr. Ledezma ChapalaMedNeurosurgeon – Dr. José Ernesto Ledesma González

is a neurosurgeon with a subspecialty in “Endovascular Neurosurgery”, endorsed by the Eneri Institute, Dr. Pedro Lylyk, and the Iberolationoamericana Society of Neuroradiology SILAN. Scholarship 2009/2010.

He fellowed in “Cerebrovascular Surgery and Base of the skull” at the University of Washington School of Medicine. In February 2009 he obtained certification as a specialist in Neurological Surgery by the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery BC.

He is a graduate of the specialty in Neurosurgery at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery Manuel Velasco Suárez. He distinguished himself at the Institute during his training as a specialist, where he conducted Neurosurgical research. At the same time, he conducted scientific research applied to the neurosciences jointly at the Institute and the Salvador Zubirán National Institute of Nutrition. His alma mater is the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, where he completed a bachelor’s degree in General Medicine.

NeuroRehab ChapalaMedNeuroRehab Team – Paulo Gonzalez and Abby

As the Director of Rehabilitation, Dr. Gonzalez has a Master’s Degree in Neurosciences and Behavioral Biology from the University of Murcia, Spain, specializing in patients with neurological disorders.  He has also completed post-graduate studies in the treatment of adults with hemiplegia and dysphagia. Dr. González is also certified in aquatic therapy. He is also a professor of Rehabilitation in Guadalajara at the UVM.

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Dr. GuerraEar, Nose, and Throat Specialist (ENT & HNS) – Dr. Gerardo Lopez Guerra

is a specialist in Otolaryngology sub-specialty training in Laryngeal Surgery.  He is currently a surgeon at Vocalia ® ENT & Voice Center in Guadalajara, Jalisco. He trained at Mass General Hospital in Boston and he is a past faculty member and Instructor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School (2011-2013). His clinical interests include cancer of the throat and vocal cords, performing and professional voice, laryngeal stenosis, vocal cord paralysis and functional surgery of the nose and throat.

oncoOnco West is a multidisciplinary experts group dedicated to the early detection and treatment of cancer, as well as the treatment of benign tumors. Concerned about the welfare of our patients, we provide the most advanced treatment options, particularly focusing on more conservative treatments, such as conserving surgery, sentinel node surgery and minimally invasive treatments.

Dr. Delgado VasquezOncological Surgeon – Dr. Juan Antonio Delgado Vasquez

is a graduate of the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo. He specialized in General Surgery at the University of Guadalajara and in Oncologic Surgery for Adults at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.



Dr. Alba ChapalaMedAnesthesiologist/Pain Specialist and Palliative Care – Dra. Beatriz de Alba Cortes








Dra. Alicia Pulido ChapalaMedCardiologist – Dra. Alicia Pulido

is constantly keeping current by attending the latest Cardiology Conferences and Cardiac training courses in Mexico and abroad in which she has participated both as a speaker and participant.  She has various publications which she has either authored or co-authored in national and international scientific and medical journals.

Dr. Pulido has completed her residency training in Internal Medicine with a Cardiology sub-specialty in Mexico. She then went on to further her training in Canada in interventional Cardiology doing more than 2,000 interventional procedures such as angiograms, stent and pacemaker placements.

Currently Dr. Pulido is on staff at PUERTA DE HIERRO SUR and Centro Medico de Occidente in Guadalajara. Thanks to her background, training and experience abroad, Dr. Pulido speaks completely fluent English and French.


Dr. Sobrino ChapalaMedCardiologist – Dr. Ayax Sobrino

is a cardiologist who has focused on academia. Upon completing his residency training in Cardiology he underwent further training in Montreal, Canada in Echocardiography where he has done more than 700 trans-esophageal ultrasounds as well as more than 2,0000 trans-thoracic echocardiograms and more than 500 chemical stress tests. Dr. Sobrino is constantly keeping current by attending the latest Cardiology Conferences and Cardiac training courses in Mexico and abroad in which he has participated both as a speaker and participant. He has various publications which he has either authored or co-authored in national and international scientific and medical journals.

He is currently on staff at Puerta de Hierro Sur & Hospital Civil in Guadalajara and revises articles for international Cardiology journals. Thanks to his training and experience abroad, Dr. Sobrino is completely fluent in English and French.

Dr. Sobrino will hold office hours for diagnostic testing at our Ajijic offices Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 (noon) to 5:00 pm.

Dr. Morena ChapalaMedGynecological Oncologist – Dr. Sergio Morena Sahagún

specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer, cervical cancer, endometriosis, and ovarian and vaginal cancers as well as precancerous lesions of the cervix (cervical dysplasia) and the human papillomavirus infection.



Dr. Sosa ChapalaMedHematologist – Dra. Lluvia Sosa

As a Hematologist, Dr. Lluvia Sosa specializes in the treatment of blood disorders and malignancies, including types of leukemia and lymphoma. She also is a specialist in Internal Medicine.




Dr. M. Sosa ChapalaMedRadiological Oncologist – Dra. Rosa Marlene Sosa Quintero

As a Radiological Oncologist, Dr. Quintero performs radiological guides and biopsies of many tumors including breast, prostate and thyroid.




Dr. Lopez ChapalaMedClinical Oncologist – Dr. Gilberto Lopez

trained as a surgeon at the University of Guadalajara medical school. He was certified as a specialist in Internal Medicine by the Consejo Mexicano de Medicina Interna A.C. He is a specialist in medical oncology and is Chief of Oncological Residents at the Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia (INCAN).  Dr. Lopez is a member of the Sociedad de Oncologia A.C. (SMEO).



Dr. Flores ChapalaMedGastroenterologist and Proctologist – Dr. Oscar E. Olvera Flores

Dr. Flores performs colonoscopies.





Dr. Maldonado ChapalaMedGastroenterologist and Endoscopist – Dr. Juan Manuel Maldonado

is an Internist, Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist of the digestive system. He is a graduate of the University of Guadalajara, specializing at the National Medical Center of the West Specialties Hospital.

He has been re-certified by the Mexican Board of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy.


Dr. Gomez ChapalaMedNephrologist and Intensive Care – Dr.  Luis Arturo Gómez Hernández

As an Internist, Dr. Gomez specializes in emergencies, Thromboembolic disease, Geriatrics, infectious disease, and critically ill patients’ medicine.







Dr. Cobian ChapalaMedUrologist and Surgeon – Dr. Francisco Martínez Cobián

is a graduate of the University of Guadalajara offering personalized attention for your health care. He is dedicated to treating diseases of the bladder, prostate, kidney, testicles, and urinary tract infections, tumors, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, sexually transmitted diseases, vasectomy, vasectomy reversals, and many others.  He has the skills and experience required to detect chronic degenerative diseases and thanks to his experience, he has restored quality of life to many patients.

Dr. Gerardo Rodriguez Navarro ChapalaMedBariatric Surgeon – Dr. Gerardo Rodriguez Navarro

is a bariatric and gastrointestinal surgeon specializing in surgery for obesity and morbid obesity, hernia and hiatal hernia, liver and pancreas, colon and rectum, gallbladder and bile ducts, thyroid, and reflux. He is also experienced in minimally invasive surgical techniques and laparoscopy.

Dr. Paolo ChapalaMedNeuro Rehabilitation Therapist – Dr. Paulo González Reyes

is a graduate of the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara and completed his Master’s Degree in Neurosciences and Behavioral Biology at the University of Murcia, Spain. During his internship in Cordoba, Argentina, he specialized in patients with neurological disorders.  He has completed post-graduate studies in the treatment of adults with hemiplegia and dysphagia. Dr. González is also certified in aquatic therapy.


We are a group of orthopedic surgeons specializing in knee, hip and polytrauma, with extensive experience in joint replacement (prosthesis) for hip and knee, certified by the Mexican Board of Orthopedics and Traumatology (Consejo Mexicano de Ortopedia y Traumatología) and alumni from the Units of High Specialty National Western Medical Center (Unidades de Alta Especialidad del Centro Médico Nacional de Occidente) and the Hospital of Traumatology and Orthopedics (Hospital de Traumatología y Ortopedia) “Lomas Verdes” located in the metropolitan area of Mexico City.

Dr. Reyna ChapalaMedOrthopedic Surgeon – Dr. Gustavo Ramirez Renya (Ortoplus)

is an Orthopedic Surgeon practicing medicine within the branch of Orthopedics and Traumatology. His goal is to offer the best service and care in the areas of spinal surgery, hip and pelvis surgery, knee surgery, joint replacement, fracture, foot surgery, hand surgery, and shoulder surgery. His focus is on preventing and curing diseases that afflict people and reduce any possible complications.

Dr. Camacho ChapalaMedOphthalmologist – Dra. Claudia Camacho