Dr. Erick Araneda, although raised in the US, is originally from Guatemala. After high school he returned to his native country to study medicine in Guatemala. Returning to the US after medical school, he completed residency at UAMS in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1994. He then moved to Lexington, KY, to finish fellowship in cardiology at the University of Kentucky in 1998. He also served concurrently in the Army National Guard from 1994-2002 in both Arkansas and Kentucky.