Dr. Maldonado was born and raised in Southern California. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from Charles R. Drew/UCLA School of Medicine. He completed his residency at White Memorial Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, where he was elected Chief Resident. Dr. Maldonado received numerous honors during his medical education, including the Dr. Carlos Juan Finlay Award for Community Excellence, the Charles R. Drew Family Practice Award and the California Hispanic American Medical Association Scholarship. Dr. Maldonado is a graduate and sport team physician for Long Beach Polytechnic in Long Beach, California.