Dr. Hugo Davila Grijalva
Dr. Hugo Davila Grijalva was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador, a small, beautiful country in South America. He attended medical school at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, in Quito. During his last year of medical school, Dr. Davila worked and trained in various hospitals around the country, both public and private. His rotations included practicing in a large, public, underfunded tertiary care pediatric center, a busy OB/GYN based public hospital, a well-equipped community hospital funded by International donations in the Amazon region, and a private, top of the line hospital in Quito. Of these, the latter was run by American physicians. The knowledge and compassion exhibited by the American doctors inspired Dr. Davila to come to the United States to pursue further training.
In 2010, shortly after graduating from medical school, Dr. Davila came to the United States in order to become a practicing American physician. He joined the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics (Med/Peds) residency program at Beaumont Health in Royal Oak. During his last year of residency, while serving as chief resident, he worked in the Integrative Medicine department, an experience which would inspire him to apply to the Integrative Medicine Fellowship program with the University of Arizona, which he completed in February 2020. In July 2018, Integrative Medicine welcomed Dr. Davila as a regular member of the physician team, providing him with the opportunity to combine his passion for integrative health care with his current role as a Hospitalist. He became Board Certified in Integrative Medicine in June 2020.
Dr. Davila’s previous experience includes practicing in a busy primary care office in the Grosse Pointe area, working as a physician for a college soccer team in Ecuador and serving as the on-board doctor on a cruise ship on the Amazon River. He has done research on breast feeding and on the benefits of breastfeeding in the prevention of asthma and eczema. In addition to being a skilled, compassionate physician, Dr. Davila is a Reiki practitioner and has acted as a volunteer on behalf of Integrative Medicine facilitating Reiki for patients and their family members in the hospital setting. Dr. Davila is also passionate about physician well-being which has lead him to work closely with the Beaumont Center for Mindfulness.