Luis Godoy, M.D.
Cardiothoracic Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center
2015 Keynote Speaker ~ Cosumnes River College
In high school, Luis Godoy struggled mightily, at one point he dropped out to avoid gang activity that would have set his young life off on the wrong foot. This son of California farm workers became a father during his senior year of high school and after graduation he got married and worked as an X-ray technician.
But today? He’s Cardiothoracic Surgery resident physician.
Now, he gives advice to other aspiring health care professionals. Godoy believes the mentorship from peers helped him keep his dream of a medical career alive and strives to be that example for others now.
Once, this seemed impossible, yet in his mid-20s, Godoy decided to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor. So he attended Solano Community College, transferred to UC David where he earned a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences and then got accepted to the UC Davis School of Medicine.
Godoy followed his passion to UC Davis where he found people willing to believe in him and opportunities to help lift others up to achieve their dreams as well.