Part of what Maurice loves about working in healthcare is the opportunity to get to know people and to be the catalyst that makes them feel empowered to manage their health and wellbeing.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Arizona State University. After graduating from ASU, Maurice joined the Peace Corps as a health volunteer in Ecuador. He went on to earn both a Doctorate of Medicine and Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Arizona, and did his residency at Phoenix Baptist Hospital. Maurice has a passion for helping the underserved, evidence-based medicine, and quality improvement. During his family medicine residency he started and operated a free clinic out of a local YMCA. He then worked for a Phoenix-based Federally Qualified Health Center, and went on to be named the CMO and Medical Director of the free St. Vincent de Paul Medical Clinic. Maurice founded and is the President of the Arizona Safety Net, a collaboration among 40+ Phoenix-area free and low-cost clinics aimed at improving health equity for Arizona’s uninsured through collaboration, quality improvement, and improved access to care.
Originally from Tempe, Maurice was the recipient of the 2019 American Medical Association Excellence in Medicine Dr. Debasish Mridha Spirit of Medicine Award. In his free time he loves to spend time with his family, and stays active by running and fishing.