Louie Enriquez, MD, JD is a breast imaging radiologist in Denver, CO
April 27, 2021doctors, patient care, radiology
Meet the Doctor: Louie Enriquez, MD, JD
We asked Louie Enriquez, MD, JD about his path to radiology. We learned a lot. Thank you for sharing with us.
How, when and why did you decide to pursue a career in medicine?
After law school, I had a brief career in law, social justice activism and running a nonprofit in Boston. Something was calling me back to the sciences. (I started out as premed at Boston College but ended up majoring in marketing.) So I took some evening premed courses at Harvard and decided to enroll in their evening premed postbac program, and the rest is history. I never turned back to law.
What do you like most about your job?
I love the technology and IT aspects of radiology. Daily, I see the impact breast imagers make on the lives of women and their families. My favorite shift is doing biopsies in the Centrum ASC. It’s busy but efficient. I love the technical aspects of doing procedures and am on the team with Dr. Barke that teaches the Bard biopsy course. Pre-COVID, we held eight to 10 courses per year for rads and techs from around the country, South Korea and Latin America. I think that what I like about being the rad doing the biopsy is that I can deliver and answer to the patient ASAP. Women, of course, want to know if they are OK. But if we find a cancer, I can now get them to our great multidisciplinary teams of doctors in Denver.
What is your favorite way to spend free time?
Spending time with my family. Talking with my daughter about business and life. She is a business major at CU Boulder and headed to a private equity internship in New York City. Being a soccer dad for my two boys. Watching Premier League soccer Saturday mornings. Making pizza. I’m originally from New Haven, Connecticut — in my opinion, the pizza capital — and I have a wood-burning oven in my backyard.
What do you like most about working at RIA?
Group of experts under one roof, albeit growing [to under more than one roof, with more locations], striving to be the best. Everyone grinds in this group. Through the COVID pandemic experience, I believe we have an “in lockstep mentality” and now “rising tide lifts all boats.”