Dr. Rafael López is Esperanza’s full-time psychiatrist. Before he joined Esperanza, Dr. López was providing psychiatric care to underserved populations in the Bronx, New York. His interest in LGBT mental health and working with patients of Mexican origin drew him to Esperanza.
Dr. López was born and raised in Mexico. He studied at the School of Medicine at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He also studied psychiatry at the Ramón De La Fuente National Institute of Psychiatry and the University of Illinois at Chicago. During his free time, Dr. López enjoys traveling, architecture, trying out new restaurants, and concerts.