His duties include institutional development, design and implementation of operational sub-systems, and strategic planning. As a public sector employee he has served on the National Planning Council, the MOH health planning unit, and is co-director of Guatemala's largest hospital. Dr. Figueroa has been a consultant to several health care organizations and agencies in Latin America. His primary concern for the future is to improve health care among Guatemala's indigenous groups.
Dr. Figueroa holds a Dental Degree from San Carlos University (1968) and a Master of Public Health degree from the Hebrew University (1972).