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Daniel Sanchez, MD, FACC, FASE | Adult Congenital Heart Disease Item-Writing Task Force
Dr. Sanchez was born and raised in the Central Valley of California, and was the first in his family to attend college. After graduating from Yale, he taught bilingual middle school in Los Angeles for two years before enrolling at Stanford Medical School. After graduating from Stanford, he trained at UCLA for internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and adult congenital heart disease. Dr. Sanchez is a Regional Director for the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center where he oversees the program for the entire Southern California region.
Dr. Sanchez has been on the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Item-Writing Task Force for two years. His favorite part of being an Item-Writer is “the challenge of creating an item and knowing that I’m making sure that future clinicians have the appropriate fund of knowledge to care for these patients.” For new writers, he recommends asking for feedback as much as possible when they first join. He adds, “Writing a good item is not as easy as it seems!”
In his free time, Dr. Sanchez enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and eating good food!