2021 – 2022 DISCOVERY FELLOW
Richard Seto, MD
Richard Seto is a Rheumatology fellow at UCLA Health. Research interests include the cardiovascular implications of autoimmune disease and accompanying methods of detection and treatment. As a rheumatologist with a background in cardiovascular devices and engineering, he seeks opportunities to use technology to improve rheumatological care. Prior to his career as a physician, he had multiple engineering roles in medical devices including R&D, Quality, Packaging, Market Claims, and inventor with a patent for cardiovascular devices at Abbott Vascular. He completed the Abbott Laboratories Professional Development Program, gaining exposure to multiple aspects of the pharmaceutical industry. Throughout his medical training, he sought to improve the healthcare access and outcomes of underserved populations. Richard completed his Internal Medicine Residency at LAC + USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. He received his MD from Rush Medical College in Chicago. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering with a Mechatronics Concentration at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.