Carlos is a highly accomplished physician and a retired military officer with a distinguished career in medicine and service. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Carlos translated for his non-English-speaking mother at doctor’s appointments, which ignited his passion for medicine. He joined the military straight out of high school, climbed both the enlisted and officer ranks, and received his medical education at UCLA followed by a residency in Otolaryngology at Harvard. Carlos then served in Germany and Afghanistan, where he specialized in facial trauma surgery during wartime. After 20 years of service, he retired from the military, opened his own medical practice in south Texas, and became involved in real estate investment.