Professional experience & accomplishments
Dr. Ruby Yoakim completed his undergraduate and medical degrees through the University of California at Irvine. He was part of the Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC) where he fostered his interest in providing culturally competent medical care for Spanish-speaking communities in Southern California. He sought to broaden his medical knowledge with a Master of Public Health in Healthy Policy and Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. While completing his graduate degree, his field experience involved a quality improvement project delivering on-site HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at AltaMed, a system of federally qualified health centers serving predominately black and brown communities of East Los Angeles.
As a family physician, Dr. Yoakim is passionate about LGBTQIA+ healthcare, gender-affirming care, HIV prevention, and providing care for underserved communities.