Dr. Paduga was an ICU nurse before she became a doctor. She was a consistent honor student and scholar. She graduated Salutatorian in grade school and Valedictorian in both high school and college. Dr. Paduga went to the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Class of 2003.
Dr. Paduga did her internal medicine residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center followed by neurology residency and fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center where she served as chief resident in 2010. She co-authored the AAN (American Academy of Neurology) Evidence based Guideline Update on the Treatment of Bells Palsy published in the journal “Neurology” in 2012.
Dr. Paduga is triple boarded, board certified in Neurology, 2010 and in her subspecialties in Clinical Neurophysiology from the ABPN (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology), 2011. She grand fathered in Brain Injury Medicine from ABPMR (American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation), 2018. She is a partner of the North County Neurology Associate. She is currently the stroke director and the neuroscience medical director at Palomar Medical Center. Her practice is hospital based.
Dr. Paduga loves to travel, eat, walk with her dogs, hike and play tennis for fun.