Dr. Henry Sanchez has been a profoundly inspirational teacher and role model for FACES youth for many years. As a passionate educator and clinician, Dr. Sanchez has taught our students to understand the important symbiotic relationship between lifestyle habits and disease, inspiring them to live healthy lives, to educate others about healthy lifestyle choices, and to pursue careers in health. Dr. Sanchez is an invaluable resource and ally in our work to motivate, train and support young people. Our students love his presence, his passion for teaching, and his ability to connect so authentically with them. It has been an honor and pleasure to consider him a member of FACES’ extended family. FACES for the Future is pleased to announce the Henry Sanchez, MD Scholarship in honor and recognition of his years of service to FACES Scholars.

- Tomás A. Magaña, MD, MA, FAAP, Founding Director – FACES for the Future Coalition

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Henry Charles Sánchez (Enrique Carlos Sánchez) was born in Mexico City, DF, Mexico and immigrated to the United States at the age of 4 ½ years old. He lived with his mother, father, younger sister and maternal grandmother in Lemon Grove, California. When his maternal grandmother died of metastatic gallbladder cancer, he decided to become a physician. He went to California public schools from kindergarten through high school. He was accepted to Stanford University and graduated with a baccalaureate degree in Biological Sciences with Honors.

He attended and graduated from Keck University of Southern California School of Medicine and received his master’s degree in experimental pathology in 1982 and his medical degree in 1985. He completed an internship in internal medicine and a year of anatomic pathology residency at the USC/LAC Medical Center, and he completed his anatomic pathology residency and post-doctoral training at the University of California San Francisco. He became at Clinical Instructor on the Autopsy Service at UCSF Medical Center in 1992.

Henry Sanchez teaching a Pathology workshop to FACES Summer Medical Academy students.

Currently, Dr. Henry Sánchez is a Clinical Professor of Pathology at the University of California San Francisco in Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. He is also a founding member of The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators since 2001.

Dr. Sánchez has extensive experience in counseling, advising, mentoring, and teaching students at UCSF and CSPM. As a faculty teacher for the core curriculum during the first 2 years of medical school and dentistry, he has an in-depth understanding of the curricular needs of health professional students.

Henry Sanchez teaching a Pathology workshop to FACES Summer Medical Academy students.

He has received numerous teaching awards from medical, dental, pharmacy and podiatric students. He has become a staunch and vocal advocate for increasing the support for struggling and underrepresented health professional students. Dr. Sánchez has developed, implemented and taught review courses to help students prepare for Part 1 of the United States Medical Licensure Examination and Part 1 of the American Podiatric Medical Licensure Examination. His areas of research have included chemical carcinogenesis, AIDS-associated lymphoma, and prion diseases.

Finally, he is an elected governing board member of the San Bruno Park School District since 2009 contributing to educational policy formulation and adaption, school district budget development and approval, and evaluation of the superintendent of the San Bruno Park School District.


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