Education

Graduate School
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Puerto Rico, 2002
Residency
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, 2002-2005
Fellowship
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, 2005-2007

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Childhood Obesity, Resident and Medical Student Education, General Pediatrics Topics

Publications

Publication Information

Journals
  • “Does Motivational Interviewing Decrease BMI in Obese Adolescents?” Journal of Investigative Medicine 2007;55(1):S247-S316
Posters
  • Guardiola A: “Does Motivational Interviewing Decrease BMI in Overweight Adolescents?” Poster Presentation at the Texas Pediatric Society Meeting, San Antonio, TX, June 2007
  • Guardiola A: “Does Motivational Interviewing Decrease BMI in Overweight Adolescents?” Poster Presentation at the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Southern Regional Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb. 2007
  • Helmcamp J, Guardiola A: “Using Texas Pediatric Society Obesity Tool Kit to Aid 3rd Year Residents in the Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Obesity” Poster Presentation at Advances in Learning and Teaching Conference, Houston, TX, May 2006
  • Guardiola A, Garcia L, Garcia I, Valcalcer M, Ortiz N: “Caretakers Satisfaction with High-Risk Neonates Services in a NICU Setting” Poster presentation at 13th EPSCOR Annual Meeting, Dorado
Presentations
  • “Drug Education and Lifestyle Choices” Distance learning lecture for elementary schools in the border of Texas
  • “Childhood Obesity” Presentation for the Texas Pediatric Society-Obesity Tool Kit
  • “Pediatric Orthopedics” Medical Student lecture series
  • “Diet and Exercise: healthy balance for a healthy heart” Distance learning lecture for elementary schools in the border of Texas
  • “Sickle Cell Disease” Hematology Morning Report and Medical Student lectures at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Houston, TX
  • “Urinary Tract Infection” Residents Noon Conference at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Houston, TX
  • “Bordetella Pertussis” Pulmonary Morning Report at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Houston, TX
  • “Rhomboencephalitis Case Presentation” Pediatric Neurology Grand Rounds at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Houston, TX
  • “Mom, my throat hurts” Senior Seminar at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Houston, TX
  • “Lemierre’s Syndrome” City Wide Infectious Disease Conference at Baylor College of Medicine. Houston, TX
  • “Atrial Fibrillation Case Presentation” Morning Report Conference at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Houston, TX