Dr. Margaret Aranda is a Keck USC and Stanford-trained doctor and former Interim Chief of Anesthesiology at the Philadelphia Veterans Administration. She devoted her life to academic medicine, teaching medical students, interns, residents and Fellows of anesthesiology and critical care.
She held many volunteer leadership positions including President of the Sepulveda Veterans Administration Pre-Med Club under Faith Rothburn and Charles Beeson, MD, while undergraduate at California State University, Northridge. During internship and residency, she served as Vice President of the House Officers Association at Keck USC’s Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.
She honors Stanford as her favorite time period of medical education and still encourages all to seek help at the Stanford Pain Clinic. To that end, here is Dr. Sean Mackey on an assessment of the important National Pain Strategy.
After serving as Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in the departments of anesthesiology, traumatology and radiology, Dr. Aranda moved to Los Angeles to be with her beloved father, rocket scientist Salvador M. Aranda. He was dying from Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Aranda served as a Caregiver for her father until she and her daughter were hit by a lady who was distracted away from driving. Their Ford Expedition was spun in a circle after being hit at about 90 mph. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, vertebral artery dissection, dysautonomia and fierce disability. She was unable to attend to her father for the last six months of his life. But she carried his memory in all her writings.
Her first book, No More Tears: A Physician-turned Patient Inspires Recovery, was written while severely brain injured. She was taken to the door of heaven and feels she had a choice to either go through that door or stay on earth. She pleaded to stay to be a mother to her young daughter. Book #2, Stepping from the Edge, is a succinct Workbook style: 10 Lessons for 10 Days of truly ‘believing’ God. Books #3 and #4 are for her daughter, Little Missy Two-Shoes who likes ladybugs (Little Missy Two-Shoes Likes a Ladybug) and loves to go to school (Little Missy Two-Shoes Likes to Go to School). Book #5, Archives of the Vagina: A Journey through Time, is a seriously comprehensive and sometimes funny medical guide on growing up from a girl to a woman. Book #6 is The Rebel Patient, describing the journey that a patient can go through in order to get the right diagnosis.
Now on book #7, The Chronic Life Diet, she helps you reverse signs of chronic inflammation and metabolic syndrome that also brings you that wholesomeness of a simpler style with Whole Foods that are also low glycemic index, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticarcinogenic.
Noted for her grand smile and timeless aging, she helps you to bring immunonutrition, smiles, and inner beauty into your existence.
She likes beauty ‘from the inside, out.’ That’s what she wants for you.