Dr. Vasquez is a practicing Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon who did his surgical training at the University of California San Diego Medical Center (San Diego, CA) and at Wayne State University Medical School/Detroit Medical Center (Detroit, MI). He has established a busy clinical practice in South East Idaho, where he has been working for the last 12 years. He also holds a Master in Public Health (MPH) degree from Idaho State University. Besides his busy clinical practice, he has assumed administrative clinical duties at Portneuf Medical Center (PMC) in Pocatello, ID, including being the Medical Director of the Idaho Vein Center, as well as the Medical Director of the Portneuf Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center. He holds leadership positions at PMC including being the Chair of the Board of Portneuf Medical Group, Chair of the Medical Staff Quality Committee of PMC, and is currently the President-Elect of the Medical Staff at PMC. He also has served in committees and leadership positions in professional and scientific organizations at the regional and national levels, and is immediate past-president of the Idaho State Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.
He is a very motivated healthcare professional who is goal-oriented and values team effort. His vision of healthcare is comprehensive and he has interest in creating practical solutions for employment opportunities that would be beneficial for employers, patients and healthcare professionals. He is also actively involved in activities that promote high quality of care at the lowest possible cost.