Dr. Cristina Boccalandro, MD MPH.
Specialist in Endocrinology
|Dr. Cristina Boccalandro
Dr. Boccalandro completed her specialty training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2001 and received a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) at The University of Texas School of Public Health shortly after. Although Houston has been Dr. Boccalandro’s home since 1996, she spent the first part of her life in Venezuela where she obtained a Medical Doctor degree at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas. Following, she had the opportunity to spend a year in the Venezuelan Amazon jungle, in the upper Orinoco Basin, working as a jungle physician, with the Yanomami Indians, for Dr. Boccalandro, one of her most proud and important personal experiences. She holds board certification in Endocrinology and has been practicing Endocrinology since 2001. She transitioned to private practice in the fall of 2007, after three productive years as Assistant Professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.
Dr. Boccalandro's fields of interest include
She enjoys the cultural variety of the patients seen at the Texas Medical Center, the largest in the world, helped by her fluency in English and Spanish.
- Member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
- Member of the Endocrine Society
- Member of the Hispanic Medical Association
Dr Boccalandro enjoys traveling and trekking. Some of her recent excursions include, Patagonia, South America, Nepal, Europe, where she did the Tour of Mont Blanc, Iceland and Banff, Canada. She also enjoys visiting some of the national Parks in the US.
She keeps herself active physically, and bikes regularly. She has done the MS 150 fundraiser 150 mile bike ride between Houston and Austin more than four times.
She also likes to do photography and shares her pictures with her patients in the office. To see some of her work, refer to her photo gallery section.
|Dr Boccalandro, Dessert of Oman.
||Cristina's Medical School Graduation
Dr. Italo Boccalandro, MD, FACC (left)
Dr. Cristina Boccalandro, MD MPH.(right)
Proud to stand next to my father, who is ever present and is my inspiration to strive to be the best doctor and person one could be.