Go ahead and Google me at Dr Margaret Aranda (Ferrante). A God-fearing spirit driven to excel, I thrive at meeting deadlines, discourse, and discontent. My goal is to be a Team Player & bring people together. If a Leader is needed and no one is 'taking the plunge,' then I'll do it with a smile.


  • Chief Writer, Mind & Body

    at NeatLifestyle.org

    October 2016 - at Present


    Writing neat articles on Mind & Body for today's issues of importance. Focus on Mind & Body in the context of everything good and positive. Increasing awareness of rare diseases and optimizing positive parenting and mental health..

  • Co-Host, FlashbacksTalks Radio

    at Grcn Connecting Communities

    May 2016 - at Present


    Volunteer, The #DRMARGARETARANDASHOW with Co-Host Selim Yeniçeri. Every Wednesday at 11:30 am (PST) on www.blogtalkradio.com/grassrootstalks/ . Raw. Unleashed. Homeless Veterans and FosterTeens receiving immediate shelter and education in RadioBroadcasting. Also seeking to help orphans and widows on an international scale, and to impart the Biblical Word of God to our everyday lives. It's not about going to church on Sundays. Because you are the only Bible that many people will see. Giving one person a 2nd chance at life is enough for me.

  • President and CEO

    at Aranda MD Enterprises

    December 2011 - at Present


    After the car accident, I was disabled and bed-ridden. I wrote books and blogs. 2013: No More Tears: A Physician Turned Patient Inspires Recovery (Memoir) 2013: Stepping from the Edge (Christian Living) 2013: Little Missy Two-Shoes Likes a Ladybug (Toddler) 2013: Little Missy Two-Shoes Likes to go to School (Toddler) 2014: Archives of the Vagina: A Journey through Time (Women's Health, Medical) WIP: Two Sides of the Coin

  • Adjunct Professor

    at UCLA School of Medicine

    July 2004 - July 2006


    Department of Anesthesiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Duties Performed: Simulator Sessions with Medical Students from Surgery and Medicines.

  • Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, West Los Angeles Veterans* Medical Center

    at UCLA School of Medicine

    January 2002 - April 2002


    West Los Angeles Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center; CA; UCLA School of Medicine Faculty Duties: Round with Critical Care Nursing Chief, Round with Step-Down Unit Care Nursing Chief, Develop protocols for ICU admission and discharge. *Reported Veteran substandard care to the Inspector General's Office: + Investigation.

  • Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology & Radiology

    at David Keck School of Medicine at UCLA

    June 2001 - April 2002


    Anesthesiology Department: Duties Performed: Wrote Script including technical blood pressure & heart rate changes for robotic Simulator in both the Operating Room and General Medicine Wards. Simulator Sessions, Family Practice UCLA Medical Students Simulator Sessions, General Surgery UCLA Medical Students Simulator Sessions, Anesthesiology UCLA Medical Students

  • Interim Chief, Department of Anesthesia, Philadelphia Veteran’s* Medical Center

    at University of Pennsylvania, Assistant Professor

    May 2001 - September 2001


    Duties Performed: PreOperative Anesthesia Clinic, Intraoperative Anesthesia, OR Scheduling, Supervised 4 Anesthesiologists and 8 CRNAs; Revamped narcotic dispensation Policies & Procedures; Increased OR awareness Needs to the Blood Bank, Available to do ER, OR, and/or ICU for 9/11 Event. *Reported Veteran substandard care to the Inspector General's Office: + Investigation.

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Surgical Traumatology, & Radiology

    at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

    March 1997 - September 2001


    **Assistant Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology, Surgical Traumatology, & Radiology ~ Duties Performed: Operating Room anesthesiologist, Pre-Op Clinic & Attending Physician over: ventilator placement/removal, pharmacologic paralysis, multiple trauma, traumatic brain injury, sepsis and SIRS, V/Q mismatch, open abdomen; ECHMO, CVVH & CCH-D dialysis, cerebral & brainstem perfusion, intracranial pressure, heart bypass, heart & lung transplantation, LVAD, BiVAD, ECHMO, codes, vegetative states, End-of-Life Care, Prayer, Pronouncing death, and more; Administration: SICU, CT-ICU, Neuro-ICU ~ Bed Control, rounds, lectures, Journal Club, Grand Rounds.

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Surgical Traumatology, and Radiology

    at University of Pennsylvania

    June 1998 - December 2000


    ** Research Special Areas: MRI modification for Hyperpolarized 3He MRI of the Lungs, 3-D lung imaging, fuzzy connectiveness, porcine anesthesia, sepsis, nitric oxide use with SIRS/ARDS, multiple trauma & cardiac instability, ventilator placement/removal, pulmonary hypertension, hypernatremic hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis, technology equipment in the ICUs, pain management, V/Q mismatch, analysis of arterial blood gases, furosemide infusion prophylaxis for impending renal failure, determination of brain death, and more. Successfully gained $3 million in Research Grants from the NIH.

  • Solo Emergency Room Doctor

    at Coalinga Regional Medical Center; Coalinga, CA

    October 1992 - December 1995


    Duties Performed: Trauma, migraines, diabetic ketoacidosis, acute asthma, Pediatrics, Ob/Gyn (no deliveries), acute MI, head trauma, pediatric patient burn dressing replacement and debridement, rapid diagnosis of appendicitis and patient to the ER in less than one hour. Self: Phlebotomy, Radiology readings, EKG interpretation, CXR/MRI/CT interpretation

  • Solo Emergency Room Doctor

    at Weed Army Hospital, Fort Irwin National Training Center

    October 1992 - December 1995


    Duties Performed: Military: Trauma with Hum-Vee rollovers, Helicopter downed, sunstroke & dehydration, hypothermia, ruptured nasal septum, ruptured spleen, rape kits, pregnancy checks, tubal pregnancy, stomach flu, allergic reaction with rash, diarrhea, stiff neck after fall, etc. Children: tonsillitis, otitis media, appendicitis, many babies with fevers seen STAT; never a baby with a seizure in the ER. Civilians: migraines, diabetic ketoacidosis, acute asthma, acute MI with helicopter transport to San Diego in less than 1 hour, chest pain, bradycardia, stomach flu, etc. Self: Phlebotomy, Radiology readings, EKG interpretation, CXR/MRI/CT interpretation.

  • Solo Urgent Care Physician

    at Glendale Urgent Care

    March 1993 - August 1994


    Duties Performed: Rape examinations, Care of patients with pediatric problems, migraines, sutured lacerations, performed slit lamp examinations of the eyes, Accepted nursing home admissions for sepsis, urosepsis, diabetic ketoacidosis, and wrote admission orders as a courtesy. Did my own phlebotomy, Radiology readings, EKG interpretation, CXR/MRI/CT interpretation, intubations, Team Leader on ACLS codes.

  • Solo Urgent Care Physician

    at Long Beach Urgent Care

    February 1993 - August 1994


    Duties Performed: Cruise Line Physician on land, rape examinations, pediatrics, sutures, Phlebotomy, Radiology readings, EKG interpretation, CXR/MRI/CT interpretation


  • Parent Education & Family Stabilization

    at State of California

    2015 - 2015 (1 year)

  • Ph.D., Forensic Medicine

    at Watertown University

    2015 - 2015 (1 year)

  • Age Management Medicine

    at Cenegenics

    2013 - 2013 (1 year) Nevada

  • Fellow, Critical Care

    at Stanford School of Medicine

    1996 - 1997 (1 year) California

  • Resident, Anesthesiology

    at Stanford University School of Medicine

    1995 - 1996 (1 year) California

  • Resident, Anesthesiology

    at Keck School of Medicine at USC

    1992 - 1995 (3 years) California

  • Intern, Transitional Medicine

    at Keck School of Medicine at USC

    1990 - 1991 (1 year) California

  • Medical Doctor

    at Keck School of Medicine at USC

    1988 - 1990 (2 years) California

  • Not Applicable

    at Oral Roberts School of Medicine

    1985 - 1988 (3 years) Oklahoma

  • B.S., Cellular & Molecular Medicine, Cum Laude

    at California State University, Northridge

    1980 - 1985 (5 years) California

Services offered

  • BOOK: Stepping from the Edge

    Going through a hard time or a battle in your life, or know some one who is? If you read the Bible, of course you read stories and scriptures that are examples of how we are to live through difficult times. In Stepping from the Edge, author Dr. Margaret Aranda reveals her quagmires and her faith. She then answers that timeless question so many have asked her: How do you do it?

    This step-wise instruction manual allows anyone to gradually evaluate their belief system and their responses to stress in light of how Christ teaches us to respond. If you believe, that’s one thing. But if you really believe, then you should act like it. It’s all about the choices we make, and in Stepping from the Edge, Dr. Aranda shares real-life examples that empower you to make the right choices and live the life of faith that Christ wants you to live.

  • BOOK: No More Tears: A Physician-Turned Patient Inspires Recovery

    There was a day that my life got stumped. First I was a Stanford doctor, then I became a trauma patient due to a car accident. Now, I could not stand up or else I would faint. The doctor-turned-patient had an invisible disease and the doctors were stumped too. What did I have? Why must I live on IV fluid? In No More Tears, I take you on a ride to the door of Heaven as I describe my near-death experience after a car accident. I was unable to walk and unable to talk, and for over three years, I lived on IV fluid. No More Tears will inspire you to persevere, to speak up, to be that rare bird, that underdog who wins despite the odds.

  • BOOK: Archives of the Vagina: A Journey through Time

    From The First Period to death & dying, this is girl's and women's health extraordinaire. For a coprehensive book review by an unknown reviewer, please see: https://drmargaretaranda.wordpress.com/2016/11/02/on-national-authors-day/ This book is hailed as: "it is a medical book after all,
    but it's far more than just a medical book, it's a book of life."

  • BOOK: Little Missy Two-Shoes Likes a Ladybug

    Well, Little Missy Two-Shoes is a real person! Her Mom wrote her this book for her 2-year old birthday and it's sure to stun and fun you and your tots! With a Ladybug theme, who can go wrong with getting your little one to love playing in the garden? Come with Little Missy Two-Shoes as she gets children to love things that they may not 'like' at first, like going to school, too! (Yes, that's another book!)

  • BOOK: Little Missy Two-Shoes Likes to Go to School

    Well, at first, Little Missy Two-Shoes didn't understand what was going on. But she listened to her mommy and well....it wasn't long before the school time turned into dress-up time, too! Let your little one explore all great things with Little Missy Two-Shoes who's also here: https://littlemissy2shoes.blogspot.com


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