Dario Alvarez

Darío Álvarez, M.D.

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern

Research Interests:
Healthcare disparities are extensive and pervasive, and exist across the entire spectrum of pediatrics. I am interested in identifying and addressing disparities that affect our pediatric ICU population with the goal of providing equitable patient care.

Why Michigan?
I was once told by an intensivist that residency is hard but fellowship is harder. For this reason, I wanted to go to a program that values my education and wellbeing. Meeting the staff, faculty, and fellows, I learned that there is no better place than UM. Everyone is supportive of each other; everyone has fun with each other; and all of this despite working at a rigorous program that exposes their fellows to a miriad of conditions. The leadership also demonstrated an honest interest in my research and career goals. The program offers innumerable opportunities of which I want to take advantage for my learning and development. 

Favorite thing about Ann Arbor: 
Raised in the Southwest, I am excited to experience the Midwest's weather and four seasons. I look forward to going to the lake in the summer, experience the greenery of the spring, see the trees change color in the Fall, and even playing in the snow in winter. I also look forward to the small city vibe of Ann Arbor, after living in Phoenix and Dallas for years, a change of pace is needed.