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Oswego native Carlos Dator, Jr., MD, is returning to his hometown to provide medical care as a member of Oswego Hospital’s Hospitalist team and will also provide care alongside both his physician parents at their respective Oswego practices.
Dr. Dator recently completed his family medicine residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. He earned his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, located on the island of St. Maarten. His bachelor’s degree was obtained from Loyola College, where he graduated cum laude. He spent his junior year abroad at Newcastle University upon Tyne, located in the United Kingdom. While at Loyola College, he was presented the ALANA Academic Achievement Award and the freshmen sociology award.
Both of Dr. Dator’s parents are local physicians, which he said helped to spark his interest to become a medical professional himself. When he was about six years old, his father, Carlos Dator Sr., would occasionally bring his son to the hospital when he conducted his patient rounds. “I have fond memories of my Dad taking me on rounds and I remember how pleasant and nice the staff was,” Dr. Dator Jr., said.
As an Oswego High School senior, his interest in studying to become a physician was piqued once again as a New Vision student at Oswego Hospital. The New Vision program, gives high school seniors the opportunity to spend two days a week in rotations at the hospital, learning about healthcare careers. The program is offered through the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation (CiTi), formerly Oswego County BOCES.
While a New Vision student, Dr. Dator had the opportunity to work with his father, as he interpreted echocardiograms and stress tests as part of his rotations. “My favorite rotation during New Vision though was surgery,” he said. “It’s quite a unique experience being in an operating room as a 17-year-old.
Along with working as a hospitalist at Oswego Hospital, Dr. Dator Jr., will also provide care at both of his parents’ respective practices, Carmen Bautista-Dator, MD, a family medicine physician and Carlos Dator, MD, an internist.
Dr. Dator Jr., said he was excited to return to his hometown, where he wants to have a positive impact on the community. “I hope to bring to Oswego some of the vast experiences I have had during my college and medical school years,” he said. “I would like to promote and, of course grow, the opportunities in the community where I enjoyed a very positive upbringing.”