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Margaret Ferrante Margaret Ferrante

Aranda MD Enterprises


Hope, Motivation, and Inspiration for Recovery after a Life Event



Dr. Margaret Ferrante is a physician who was in a car accident with her 3-year old daughter. After months without a definitive diagnosis, she was instrumental in self-diagnosing several rare syndromes.

A physician turned patient, she encourages others to believe in themselves and to persevere. On that note, she was the 2011 Perseverance Awardee by the Invisible Disabilities Association. She is poised to stimulate hope and motivation to move Inward and Forward!

Dr. Ferrante's Speaker Profile is appropriate for meetings of patients, doctors, women, the disabled, traumatic brain injury, rehabilitation, and general motivation and inspiration.

A dynamic speaker with a dazzling style and smile, the audience is sure to gain momentum for overcoming any of life's challenges.

Industry Expertise (2)

Health and Wellness

Medical/Dental Practice

Accomplishments (10)

Perseverance Award (personal)


Given by the Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) to one person per year, this was awarded in 2011 at the IDA Awards Banquet.

Outstanding Young Woman of America (professional)


Pre-Med Student accomplishments as President of the Sepulveda VA Pre-Med Club, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Student Health Advisory Committee Member, and CSUN President's Awards recipient.

Volunteer Award, Sepulveda VA Medical Center (professional)


Volunteer of the Year

Certificate of Appreciation, Seoul National University (professional)


Update on Critical Care, Lecture given to Medical Students at Seoul National University School of Medicine

Vice President, LAC-USC Medical Center House Officer's Assiciation (professional)


Brought forth House Officer's issues to the Chief of Staff and the L.A. County Board of Supervisors. Maintained free food for doctors in training, as well as housing. Terminated efforts to have Housestaff penalized for not carpooling to work. Instituted a red "Bat Phone" in the ER so that Patuents with Trauma could fast-track into the CT Scan or MRI.

Certificate of Appreciation, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine (professional)


Developed and instituted Simulator protocols for Medical Student use in teaching rotations. Family Oractice and Primary Care College included scenarios of stroke, myocardial infarction, respiratory distress.

Certificate of Appreciation, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine (professional)


Developed and instituted Simulatir scenarios for Medical Students entering Acute Care College of surgery or anesthesia specialties. Scenarios included multiple trauma with pneumothorax, acute hemorrhage, head trauma.

Certificate of Appreciation, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine (professional)


Simulator Sessions with Medical Studenrs entering Primary Care College of family or internal medicine. Scenarios included stroke, heart attack, hyper kalmia and renal failure.

Certificate of Appreciation, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine (professional)


Simulator Sessions with Medical Studebts perusing careered in Acute Care College if surgery and anesthesiology. Scenarios included head trauma, pneumothorax, acute hemorrhage.

National Foundation for Biochemical Research Award (professional)


Given to one student/year through the Department of Biology, Calufornia State University, Northridge. Awarded to perform research in the laboratory of Steven B. Oppenheimer, Ph.D. Studied cancer proliferation in the sea urchin blastula. Developed fine filter to remove cellular membrane, leading to research presentation and awarding if the Sigma Xi Research Award.

Education (7)

California State University, Northridge: B. A. , Biology 1985

Cum Laude, CSUN Presidential Award, Outstanding Student

Oral Roberts University: N/A, School of Medicine 1987

First two years of Medical School. Transferred to USC School of Medicine.

USC Keck School of Medicine: M.D., Medical School 1990

LAC-USC Medical Center: Internship, Transitional Year 1992

USC Keck School of Medicine: N/A, Anesthesiology 1995

Stanford School of Medicine: Completed Residency, Anesthesiology 1996

Stanford School of Medicine: N/A, Critical Care Fellowship 1997

Affiliations (2)

  • Aranda MD Enterprises, LLC
  • Cenegenics Medical Institute

Sample Talks (1)

No More Tears: A Physician Turned Patient Inspires Recovery

Based on the book by this Author, Dr. Margaret Aranda provides background information on the day that changed her life. A lady was reaching over to get Chinese food from her passenger seat. Instead of pressing the brakes, she pressed the gas and T-boned Dr. Aranda and her 3-year old daughter. After years with a myriad of injuries, Dr. Aranda struggled to live one day at a time on an iv. She struggled to get a diagnosis, and was unable to stand up without fainting.


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