• Welcome to NHMA

    Established in 1994 in Washington, DC, the National Hispanic Medical Association is a non-profit association representing the interests of 50,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States. NHMA is dedicated to empowering Hispanic physicians to be leaders who will help eliminate health disparities and improve the health of Hispanics. NHMA's vision is to be the national leader to improve the health of Hispanic populations.
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  • NHMA 22nd Annual Conference

    Gaylord National Harbor Hotel, Washington, DC area - May 4-7, 2017: We also invite government agencies, health industry, corporate and non profit health experts to becoming a Sponsor and to provide a Career Exhibit for our health professionals and students and medical residents.
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  • National Hispanic Health Foundation

    The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF), a 501c3 organization, was established in 1994 as the philanthropic branch of the National Hispanic Medical Association. The mission of NHHF is to improve the health of Hispanics and other underserved.
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Monthly NHMA Newsletter submitted by Dr. Elena Rios


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Help Victims in Puerto Rico and  Mexico

Hurricane Maria and Earthquake have brought devastating destruction to Puerto Rico and Mexico. As an organization based on helping the Hispanic community, we ask that our members look at some of the following ways to help the victims of these tragedies. 



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Consensus Summit on Building Diversity in Medicine and Research Report

As a part of an ongoing commitment to promote health care equity and quality, the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) convened a meeting of national experts to the Consensus Summit on Building Diversity in Medicine and Research, on January 29, 2015 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.  National leaders for underrepresented populations in science and medicine discussed their best ideas and practices for improving representation; established recommendations, and formulated a direction and consensus statements, with the aim to build diversity in medicine and research in the U.S. not sure about the wording:  Link here to the Summit Final Report.

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NHMA White Paper: NHMA Produced a white paper entitled: “An Examination of Minority Populations and the Dental Service Organization Model in the US," which examines dental access among minority & low -income populations.

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Introducing the NHMA Endorsed Employee Benefits Program: NHMA is excited to respond to the needs of its member physicians and supporters by offering our new NHMA Endorsed Employee Benefits Program.  The program offers access to quality health plans and valuable supplemental insurance and business products for NHMA physicians, members and their staff. Click here for more information. 

NHMA's "CALL TO ACTION" against GOP Health Care Bill to Repeal  : This week, the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Bill was introduced in the Senate as a last effort to Repeal the ACA this year. NHMA is not in favor of this bill.  NHMA advocates for health reform that includes access to affordable healthcare insurance for all and Medicaid expansion and subsidies and cost sharing for insurance plans. We must move forward to improve health reform policy that includes Essential Beneifits, health care professional diversity, leadership development and the support for the Offices of Minority Health at the US HHS agencies. Go to Government Affairs for Call to Action for more details and to Call your Senator TODAY.

NHMA Conference - Mar. 22-25, 2018, Washington, DC  - We are seeking Speakers Abstracts - till Sept. 30th; Sponsors; Exhibitors to Share Career Opportunities for physicians and health professionals; and Loan Repayment programs, Masters programs for policy, public health, business for medical students; Financial planning and Technology for physicians and medical students.  See Conference page on this website.

Research Training Programs - NHHF PCORI Program - seeking Jr Faculty Mentees and Sr Faculty Mentors - includes webinars and 2 day training at NHMA Conference on Mar. 21-22

                                                    NIDDK Program seeking Residents for one day training at NHMA Conference on Mar. 22

NHMA College Scholars Program - Conferences for College PreHealth Students - Los Angeles (TBD), San Antonio (TBD), Washington, DC (Mar. 24, 2018) - We are seeking Mentors - medical, nursing, public health, dental students who will meet at least once per month with a college student.

NHMA Medical School Liaison Program - We are seeking NHMA members to meet with medical students 3 times during the academic year.

For programs above - send an email to NHMA@NHMAmd.org


NHMA Leadership Fellowship Class of 2000


Ahmed Calvo, MD, FAAFP
Director of Medical Education, Scripps Family Practice Residency Program

James Cruz, MD
Director of Family Practice Medical Association, Pomona Valley Medical Center

Don Garcia, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Clinical Health System

Miguel Martinez, MD
Urology Associate, White Memorial Medical Center

Adriana Padilla, MD
Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, University of California, San Francisco

Carlos Delgado, MD
Medical Director, Hughes Spalding Children's Hospital
New York

Reinaldo Figueroa, MD
Chief of Obstetrics and Maternal Medicine, Winthrop-University Hospital
New York

Judith Flores, MD, FAAP
Associate Medical Director, Sunset Park Family Health Center
New York

George Friedman-Jiminez, MD
Assistant Professor of Environmental Medicine, New York University School of Medicine
New York

Elias Guerrero, Jr.
Consultant Medical Director
New York

Matilde Irigoyen, MD
Associate Clinical Profesor of Pediatrics, Columbia University
New York

Ileana Vargas-Rodriguez, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
New York

Norma Iris Villanueva, MD
Medical Director, The Brooklyn Hospital Center

Miguel Fernandez, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor/Clinical Surgery, South Texas Poison Center


Rafael Garcia, MD
Medical Director, Child and Family Advocacy CMG

Jose Luna, Jr., MD
Medical Director, Family Practice, Thomason's C.A.R.E. Clinics

Manuel Rivera, MD, FACP, FCCP
Professor and Regional Chairman, Texas Tech University Health Science Center

Adela Valdez, MD
Coordinator, Regional Academic Health Center, Vally Baptist Medical Center

NHMA Leadership Fellowship Class of 1999


Katherine Flores, MD
UCSF Fresno Latino Center for Medical Education Research

Rafael Gonzalez-Amezcual, MD
On Lok Senior Health

Dolores Leon, MD
Siempre Adelante

Gustavo Mondrago, MD         
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

Lucy Montalvo-Hicks, MD, MPH
California State Department of Social Services


Jose Sandoval, MD
Clinical Professor, UCI/Family Health Center

Adalberto Renteria, MD
Medical Director, Adventist Health California Medical Foundation

Oxiris Barbot, MD
Associatte Medical Director, Unity Health Care Inc.

Flavia Mercado, MD
Emory University School of Medicine

Teresa Ramos, MD
Advocates Illinois Masonic Medical Center
New Mexico

Conchita Paz, MD
Family Care Association
New Mexico

Sylvia Ramos, MD. MS, FACS
Breast Care Centers of New Mexcico
New York

Olveen Carrasquillo, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Columbia University
New York

Nereida Correa, MD
Montefiore Medical Group
New York

Jesus Gomez, MD
Sierra Medical Center, Medical Oncology Services
New York

Martha Medrano, MD, MPH
Medical Hispanic Center of Excellence, UTHSCSA
New York

Carlos Metiche, MD
Associate Director of Emergency Medicine, Metropolitan Hospital Emergency Department
New York

Jaime Torres, DPM
Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital


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