Hugo Flores, a physician, is a graduate of the Tec de Monterrey Medical School. He is a co-founder and former executive director of the Mexican branch of Partners In Health, a nonprofit that provides health services in marginalized areas. His interests include the promotion of health as a human right and the education of young professionals in social medicine.
Hugo has collaborated with academic institutions in Mexico and the U.S. and has worked with the Mexican government to implement programs in primary care, mental health, women’s health, chronic diseases, and surgery. His guiding principle—a preferential option for the poor—stems from liberation theology. Hugo is an instructor at Harvard Medical School and an associate physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. As a student, he is was recipient of a Paul & Regina Rogalski Global Affairs Fellowship.