Dr. Padilla received a BA degree from Our Lady of the Lake University and her PharmD degree from the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. She completed her residency in primary care with the University of Texas at Austin/Blackstock Family Practice. She currently works as a Clinical Assistant Professor with the UTEP/UT Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program.
Dr. Padilla began her service to medically underserved populations almost 10 years ago. She has been recognized for her accomplishments in advancing disease state management and medication therapy management in a community health care setting serving a primarily Spanish-speaking lower- income population. She helps manage the medication needs of her patients and serves as drug consultant for the providers. She has also mentored students and community pharmacy residents. She is currently the residency director for a PGY 1 Community Practice Residency Program with the UTEP/UT Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program.
Dr. Padilla has been a member of several national, state and local organizations such as ACCP, APhA and ASHP. Previously, she has served as a Board of Director with the Texas Pharmacy Association and president of the El Paso Pharmacy Association. She currently serves as the chair for the El Paso Immunization Coalition.
The Texas Pharmacy Association recognized her leadership and innovation with an invitation to attend the Texas Pharmacy Leadership Institute. More recently, she received recognition for “Best Practice” in the Texas Association of Community Health Center, and was a co-recipient of the APhA- APPM Presentation Merit Award.
Dr. Padilla’s passion lies in working with traditionally underserved populations along the border. Her research interest include outcomes in immunizations, medication therapy management and chronic disease state management.