Instructors | Altamont Healthcare


Kathy Escobedo

Kathy is an attentive, compassionate, and caring instructor with years of teaching experience under her belt. She is educated with Kaplan College as a Medical Assistant in 2000 and has acquired her clinical skills working for hospitals and clinics in various settings for 14 years before starting a career in education. She brings experience, practical sense, calmness and professionalism to the classroom everyday with her gracious smile and firm guidance.
Currently, she teaches the EKG Certification program, CPR/BLS certfication through the American Heart Association, HIPPA & OSHA training and instructs our EKG externship program as well.


Dr. Peter Hickox

I am a retired obstetrician-gynecologist who has been practicing and teaching for more than thirty years. After I completed my training, I remained on the academic faculty at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas. I have always had some type of private practice. I also published research papers, completely revised a textbook on menopause and was at the forefront of new developments in infertility, infertility surgery and in-vitro fertilization. I have assisted countless couples to finally have children. I also enjoyed advances in surgery and was involved in the development of new surgical procedures that have now become mainstream in obstetrics and gynecology. I am a founding member of the Osteoporosis Foundation, The North American Menopause Society and the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. I left academic medicine to pursue private practice full time and moved to California about fifteen years ago.

I was contacted by a local college about teaching. I have always enjoyed teaching was excited to resume an activity that I could devote my years of experience to. I began teaching again.

Altamont Healthcare recently approached me about a surgical technology program that they wished to inaugurate. I gladly accepted the challenge.

The surgical technologist is central to the success of any operating room. From preparing and setup, completing the case and delivering the patient safely to the recovery room - this is the goal of the surgical technologist and the health care system in general. It is a privilege to be able to assist in training you for a successful and rewarding career as a surgical technologist.