Ambrosia Simmons (nee Amber Chacon Saavedra), former resident of Tomé, recently received her MD/PhD from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Penn.

Ambrosia received her PhD in biomedical sciences with a focus in neuroscience. She is currently completing a one-year transitional residency at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem, Penn. She will then move to Dallas, Texas, to complete her residency training in radiation oncology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Ambrosia graduated from Los Lunas High School in 2007, and graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan with a BSE in chemical engineering in 2011.

Ambrosia resides in Philadelphia with her husband, Skyler Simmons, and her 3-year-old twins, Dillon Michael and Diego Celso.

She is the daughter Cindy Chacon, of Tomé, and the granddaughter of Pearl Lucero, Mike Saavedra and Lillie Chacon, all of this area.

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