• 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 : 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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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 ACA  (The Skinny 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. Call the Capitol Operator at (202) 224-3121 to tell Senators to Vote No to Replace ACA TODAY July 27, 2017.

Trump Administration Nominations - See Plum Book for political positions for Trump Administration - full time and part time Boards. Send in your Letter of Interest and CV to NHMA Health Professional Appointment Project to nhma@nhmamd.org

NHMA Cardiovascular Disease and Hispanics Leadership Summit Series, 2017 -  Caruso Catholic Center, USC, Los Angeles, CA - August 17th. Health & community leaders invited. We invite community leaders and health professionals - All day summits followed by Region Networking Receptions from 4:30 - 7:30 pm. RSVP to Pedro Montenegro at pmontenegro@nhmamd.org

NHMA Region Policy Forums and Receptions  SAVE THE DATES: Sept thru Nov - Washington, DC - Sept.7, Los Angeles - Sept. 19, NYC - Oct 5, Atlanta Oct. 19, Chicago, Nov. 11, San Antonio - TBD. Speakers include US DHHS Region Directors and healthcare private sector leaders.

NHHF Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Galas - honoring key leaders as well as the scholars - New York Academy of Medicine, NY, Nov. 30 and Millenium Biltmore Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 14 - with Health Professional/Student Job Fair at 5:30 - 6:30 pm in LA only.


NHMA 19th Annual Conference

March 27-29, 2015

Marriot Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC

"Effective Strategies to Improve Health Care for Hispanics in Our Local Communities"


Join the NHMA network of health care providers and government and private sector partners from across the nation and learn new strategies for effective health care delivery and policies for Hispanic populations.   

This year, NHMA celebrates its 19th Annual Conference with partners from the public and private sectors, bringing together experts from across the nation to share their multi-disciplinary experiences in improving health care delivery for Hispanic populations.  National experts will present on current innovations in medical homes, accountable care organizations, medical education training, research, prevention, behavioral health, integrated care, e-health, and cultural competence for the growing Hispanic populations in the U.S. Disease areas include infectious disease, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer and others. CME credits to be provided

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U.S.  Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health

National Hispanic Health Foundation

 Thursday, March 26, 2015

9:00am – 4:00pm        NHMA Board of Directors Meeting (Invite-only) – Meeting Room: Hoover

8:30am - 4:00pm         NHMA California Leadership Fellowship Institute

                                   (Invite-only)Meeting Room: Coolidge

Supported by the California Wellness Foundation and the California HealthCare Foundation. 

(CME credit)


Moderator: Minerva Campos, MD, MPH                                  

Speakers Include: NHMA Board of Directors, Advocacy – Essential Hospitals, Workforce – Health Resources and Services Administration, Policy Making – California Congress Members Offices


3:00pm – 5:00pm        Registration OpensLocation: Exhibit Hall C Foyer

6:00pm – 8:00pm        Opening ReceptionClinical Trials: “Call for Participation

Location: Presidential Suite Room 1300, Wardman Tower

Supported by Pfizer, Inc.

Welcome: Sam Arce, MD, NHMA Board Chairman; Mark Diaz, MD, NHHF Board Chairman; Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, NHMA and NHHF President & CEO; Vanessa Salcedo, MD, Council of Young Physicians Chairwoman; Victor Cueto, MD, NHMA Council of Residents Chairman; Abner Antonio Murray, MD/PhD Candidate, LMSA Representative


Jonca Bull, MD, Director, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration                                

John W. Kraemer, Senior Director, Pfizer Government Relations


Friday, March 27, 2015

7:30am – 7:30pm        Registration, Health Career Advancement Exhibit Hall and Hispanic Health Research/ Community Service PostersLocation: Exhibit Hall C  Continental Breakfast

7:30am – 9:00am         Breakfast Symposium: Financial Planning and Business Strategies for Small Medical Practices Meeting Room: Wilson A/B   

Supported by New York Life Insurance Company

(CME credit)


Moderator: Teresa Chapa, PhD, MPA


Hector D. Vilchis, MBA, Corporate Vice President & Market Manager, New York Life Insurance Company, New York, NY                   

Laura A. Williams, MD, MPH, CEO, A Medical Corp, Murrieta, Alpine and Carmel Valley/Del Mar Primary Care and Integrative Medicine Temecula, CA


8:30am – 9:00am         Orientation to Capitol Hill Visits – NHMA Health Policy Agenda; Effective Congressional Meetings; Congress & Senate OverviewMeeting Room: Wilson C

(CME credit)


Welcome:   Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, President and CEO, NHMA

Facilitator:  Henry Acosta, MA, MSW, LSW, NHMA Conference Coordinator


9:00am – 12:00pm      Capitol Hill VisitsLocation: Meet Bus at Entrance near Central Towers

11:00am – 1:00pm      Exhibit Hall, Hispanic Health Research/Service Posters, Lunch

Location: Exhibit Hall C

        Welcome: Sam Arce, MD, FAAFP, Chairman, NHMA Board of Directors, and


        Jocelyn B. Ulrich, MPH, RAC, 

Senior Director, PhRMA


1:00pm - 3:30pm         Opening Plenary: Innovations for Health Care Delivery for Hispanics

        Location: Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

(CME credit)

Watch Plenary Video


 Welcoming Remarks, Update on NHMA, and Panel Moderator:

Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, President & CEO, NHMA


Cara V James, PhD

Director, Office of Minority Health

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Elinore F. McCance-Katz, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Anand K. Parekh, MD, MPH

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (Science and Medicine)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Foundations as Leaders in Building Healthy Hispanic Communities


Octavio Martinez Jr., MD, MPH, MBA, FAPA

Executive Director, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, Austin, Texas


Faith Mitchell, PhD

President and CEO, Grant Makers in Health, Washington, DC


Livia Marqués

National Program Officer, Food and Community Program

W. K. Kellogg Foundation, East Battle Creek, MI


3:40pm – 4:45pm        Workshops A

A.1. Innovations in Complex Care Management for Hispanic Patients: A Focus on Diabetes Type 2Meeting Room:Wilson A   

(CME credit)





Moderator: Samuel Arce, MD, FAAFP,    Chairman, NHMA Board of Directors


·         Samer K. Kottiech, MD, Assistant Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, Presentation

·         Victor Montori, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine, Director, Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit, Community Engagement and Late-Stage Translational Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Presentation

·         Ana Natale-Pereira, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division Director, General Internal Medicine, The Healthcare, Outreach, Prevention and Education (HOPE) Center, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ


A.2. Desarollando Niños Sanos: New Approaches for Infant and Early ChildhoodWellness – Meeting Room: Wilson B

(CME credit)




Moderator: Samrina Marshall, MD, MPH

·         Vanessa Salcedo, MD, MPH, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY

·         Sandra Hassink, MD, FAAP, President, American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL, Presentation

·         V. Fan Tait, MD, FAAP, Associate Executive Director; Director, Dept. of Child Health and Wellness & Acting Director, Dept. of Education, AAP, Elk Grove Village, IL, Presentation


A.3. Eliminating Vaccination Disparities for Hispanics Meeting Room:Wilson C

Supported by CDC/Association of State and Territorial Health Officers

(CME credit)




Moderator: Victor Cueto, MD

·         Minerva Campos, MD, MPH, Co-Chair, NHMA DC Metro Steering Committee, Washington, DC, Presentacion

·         Sarah Reagan-Steiner, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control, Immunization Services Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Atlanta, GA, Presentation

·         Yvonne “Bonnie” A. Maldonado, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, Presentation



A.4. Building Latino Pathways in Medicine and Research Meeting Room: Harding

(CME credit)



Moderator: Jorge Girotti, PhD

·       Charles Vega, MD, Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, Presentation

·       Kendy Olaguez, MA, Project Director, Pre-College and Research Initiatives, Hispanic Center of Excellence in Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, Presentation

·        Susan Leitman, MD, Director, NIH Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP), Bethesda, MD, Presentation


5:00pm - 6:30pm         NHMA Stakeholder Group Meetings

NHMA Board and Regions Steering Committees Meeting – Meeting Room: Wilson A

Facilitator: Flavia Mercado, MD, NHMA Board of Directors, Atlanta, GA


Plan for 2015: Strengthening regional presence, partners, membership, communications

Speaker: Ruth Etzel, MD, PhD, Director of the EPA Office of Children’s Health Policy, Washington, DC


NHMA Council of Residents Mentoring Program – Meeting Room: Wilson B

Supported by The California Endowment

Facilitator: Victor Cueto, MD, Resident Physician, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics,

Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami & Miller School of Medicine, and

NHMA COR Chairman, Miami, FL


NHMA Council of Young Physicians Meeting– Meeting Room: Wilson C


Facilitator: Ilan Shapiro, MD, FAAP, NHMA CYP Chairman, Ft Myers, FL


Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) Meetings (LMSA Congress of Delegates and Policy Meeting following Reception, 7:30pm-10:30pm)– Meeting Room: Madison


Facilitators:Ankeeta Mehta, MA, MSIV, The University of North Texas Health Science Center, LMSA Senior Policy Chair; Franklyn Rocha, MSII, University of Illinois Rockford, LMSA External Policy Liaison; Orlando Sola, MD, MPH, LMSA Physician Policy Adviser


6:30 pm – 8:00pm       Reception - Hispanic Health Leadership Award & Presentation on Global Health Opportunities and Challenges - Location: Exhibit Hall C

Supported by Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)


Moderator: Samuel Arce, MD, FAAFP, Chairman, NHMA Board of Directors


Hispanic Health Leadership Award, Government


Thomas E. Perez, JD, MPP

Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor


Special Remarks


Carolyn Clancy, MD

Interim Under Secretary for Health

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs                      


Global Health Opportunities and Challenges


Moderator: Mark Diaz, MD, Chairman, National Hispanic Health Foundation Board of Directors


Jose Luis Velasco, MSW

Executive Director, U.S. Section, U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission

Office of the Americas, Office of Global Affairs

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, El Paso, TX


Cristina Rabadan-Diehl, PhD, MPH

Director, Office of the Americas

Office of Global Affairs, Office of the Secretary

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC


 Saturday, March 28, 2015

7:30am – 4:30pm        Registration, Exhibit Hall and Hispanic Health Research/Service Posters  

Location: Exhibit Hall C


8:00am – 9:30am         Breakfast Clinical Symposium:Lung Cancer and Hispanics: A Deeper Look at Prevention, Treatment and Disease Management - Meeting Room: Wilson A/B/C

 Supported by Cancer Treatment Centers of America®

(CME credit)


Moderator: Juan Sanabria, MD, Msc, FRCSC, FACS, Surgical Oncologist, Cancer Treatment Centers of America®


·         Anthony Perre, MD, Director of New Patient Intake and Vice Chief of Administration Affairs, Eastern Regional Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

·         Daniel Nader, DO, FCCP, National Clinical Director, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Chief of Staff, Director of the Lung Center & Interventional Pulmonologist, Southwestern Regional Medical Center, Tulsa, OK

·         Patricia Thompson, MD, Medical Director of Thoracic Oncology & Medical Oncology, Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Atlanta, GA


9:45am – 10:45am     Plenary: U.S. Immigration Policy and its Impact on Health of our Communities -

Location: Thurgood Marshall Northeast

(CME credit)


Watch Plenary Video


Moderator: Conchita Paz, MD

·         Ilan Shapiro, MD, FAAP, Public Health and Medical  Advisor ATID, Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida, Fort Myers, FL 

·         Mark Kuczewski, PhD, Department of Medical Education Chair, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy Director, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL

·         Victor Mena, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellow, Washington, DC


10:45am – 12:00pm    Exhibit Hall: Health Career, Medical Practice, Public Health and Research Resources; High School and Pre-Med Expo until 1:00pm– Location: Exhibit Hall C


12:00pm – 1:30pm      Lunch Plenary: National Hispanic Lifestyle Campaigns –

Location: Thurgood Marshall Northeast

Supported by The Coca-Cola Company and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

(CME credit)


Watch Plenary Video


Master of Ceremony: Maria Cardona, Principal, Dewey Square Group, Washington, DC


Keynote Address:  Vice Admiral (VADM) Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA

 19th U.S. Surgeon General


Lilian Rodriguez Lopez, Vice President of Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations, The Coca Cola Company


Judith Flores, MD, FAAP, CHCQM, Clinical Associate Professor, The New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, and NHMA Board of Directors


1:30pm – 2:45pm        Workshops B

B.1. Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care: Changing the Health Delivery System to Address Health Disparities Meeting Room: Wilson A

(CME credit)

Moderator: Teresa Chapa, PhD, MPA

·         Octavio Martinez Jr., MD, MPH, MBA, FAPA, Executive Director, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, Austin, TX, Presentation

·         Natalie Lastra, MD Candidate, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, Presentation

·         Michelle Silva, PsyD, Assistant Professor, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, Presentation

·         Greg Buchert, MD, MPH, President and CEO, CA Health and Wellness,  Presentation


B.2. Wellness and Care for the Aging LatinoMeeting Room:Wilson B

(CME credit)


Moderator: Maria Puig, MD

·         Shelly Espinosa, MPH, Director of Community & Philanthropic Programs, United Health Foundation, Minnetonka, MN, Presentation

·         Louis DiBernardo, MD, MPH, Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine, West Coast University, Anaheim, CA, Presentation

·         Dallas Anderson, PhD, MPH, Program Director, Population Studies and Epidemiology of Alzheimer's Disease, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, Presentation

·         Meredith Ponder, JD, Federal Policy and Advocacy Manager, National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs, Washington, DC


B.3—Understanding Cardiovascular Health for Latinos - Meeting Room: Wilson C  

(CME credit)


Moderator: Eduardo Montaña, MD

·         Carlos Rodriguez, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forrest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, Presentation

·         Larissa Aviles-Santa, MD, Medical Officer and Project Director of Hispanic Community Health Study, National Heart, Lungs, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD, Presentation

·         Sylvia Klinger, MS, RD, LDN, CPT, President, Hispanic Food Communications, Hinsdale, IL, Presentation


B.4. Infectious Diseases: Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS & EbolaMeeting Room: Harding 

(CME credit)

Moderator: Flavia Mercado, MD

·         Christopher Perdue, LCDR, MD, MPH, Branch Chief, OPP Division of International Health Security, Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, US Department of Health & Human Services, Washington, DC

·         Daniel Johnson, MD, Director, Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes, Chicago, IL, Presentation

·         Carlos Maldonado, Director, Treatment NOW, Latino Commission on AIDS, New York, NY, Presentation

·         Armando De Alba Rosales, MD, MPH, Department of Health Promotion, Social & Behavioral Health, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, Presentation


2:45pm – 3:30pm        Break in Exhibit Hall – Location: Exhibit Hall C


3:30pm – 5:00pm        Workshops C

C.1. The Role of Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Health Care Delivery for the Latino Community - Meeting Room: Wilson A

(CME credit)


Moderator: Paloma Hernandez, MPH

·         Gloria Gonzalez, PhD, Public Health Advisor, Latino Health Policy Lead, Division of Policy and Data, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD, Presentation

·         Juan Carlos Arroyo, MPH, Research Analyst, Health Determinants & Disparities Practice, SRA International, Inc., Rockville, MD

·         David Meyers, MD, Acting Director, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, Agency for Health Care Research & Quality, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Rockville, MD, Presentation

·         Steven Rush, MA, LP, Director, Health Literacy Innovations Program, United Health   Care, Minnetonka, MN, Presentation

·         Kinte Ibbott, MPH, Vice President, MAXIMUS Center for Health Literacy, Washington, DC


C.2.Health Technology: Using Telemedicine and Social Media Platforms to Enhance Outreach and Engagement for Latino Communities - Meeting Room: Wilson B

(CME credit)


Moderator: Daniel Turner-Lloveras, MD

·         Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, Rochester, MN, Presentation

·         Victor Dominguez, MD, Medical Director, Centers for Family Health Community Memorial Health System, Camarillo, CA, Presentation

·         Russell Bennett, Vice President, Latino Health Solutions, United Healthcare, Cypress, CA, Presentation

·         Antonio Linares, MD, Regional Vice President, Medical Director, Anthem Blue Cross - Health and Wellness Solutions, Walnut Creek, CA, Presentation


C.3. Addictions and Prescription Drug Abuse--Prevention, Early Identification and Treatment - Meeting Room: Wilson C

(CME credit)


Moderator: Ruby Castilla-Puentes, MD, DrPH, MBA, FCINP

·         Maria Garcia, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

·         Matilde Castiel, MD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Executive Director of Latin American Health Alliance, Worcester, MA

·         Angel González, MD, FASAM, Primary Care Internist and Addiction Medicine Physician, Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, Universidad Central del Caribe, National Hispanic & Latino ATTC, Bayamon, PR

·         Hector Santos, MD, FAAP, MHS – Director, Master’s Degree Program in Addiction Counseling, Assistant Professor, Universidad Central del Caribe, School of Medicine, Bayamón, PR


C.4. Interprofessional Training on Hispanic Patient Care - Meeting Room: Harding

(CME credit)


Moderator:  Nereida Correa, MD

·         Annellys Hernandez, MD, Assistant Professor, Florida International University   Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami, FL

·         Monica Vela, MD, FACP, Associate Dean of Multicultural Affairs, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

·         Onelia G. Lage, MD, Associate Professor, Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Health, Florida International University College of Medicine, Miami, FL

·         Corinne Chacon, Chief of Staff, Office of Texas Representative Mary Gonzalez, Austin, TX


5:30 pm – 6:30pm       NHMA Council of Residents & NHMA Council of Young Physicians: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders – Meeting Room: Taft

Watch Presentation Video

6:30pm – 7:30pm        Reception – Location Thurgood Marshall Ballroom Foyer

7:30pm – 11:30pm     Leadership Awards Gala & Dance

Location: Thurgood Marshall Ballroom


Supported by: Eli Lilly and Company, Abbott Nutrition, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, CareFirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Better Medicare Alliance, Comcast/NBCUniversal/Telemundo


Master of Ceremony: David Culver, Reporter, News4’s Northern Virginia Bureau


KeynoteSandra R. Hernandez, MD, President, California HealthCare Foundation

(CME credit for Keynote Address only)


Hispanic Health Leadership Awards

·         Government – Thomas E. Perez, JD, MPP, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC


·         Government – France A. Córdova, PhD, Director, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA


·         Corporate – George Paz, CEO, Express Scripts, St. Louis, MO


·         NHMA Physician of the Year – Francisco Fernandez, MD, Founding Dean , School of Medicine, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley, Harlingen, Texas


·         NHMA Fellow of the Year – E. Luis Aguilar, MD, Associate Professor, University of Arizona School of Medicine, Tucson, AZ


·         Leaders of NHMA Regions, State Hispanic Medical Societies, and National Hispanic Health Professional Associations


·         NHMA California Leadership Fellows Class of 2014-2015


·         GE-NHMA Mentees and Mentors


·         Outgoing NHMA Board and Regional Directors:


Raymond J. Arroyo; John Paul Sanchez, MD; Victoria Sorlie-Aguilar, MD


Sunday, March 29, 2015


8:00am – 9:30am         GE-NHMA Mentoring and Leadership Program Session: Leadership for Primary Care in Underserved Areas in the US (GE-NHMA Medical Students only)

Meeting Room: Jackson  

* Breakfast will be available as of 8:00am; Meeting begins at 8:30am          

·         Victor Miranda, MD, MBA, Vice President of Medical Operations, GE, Milwaukee, WI                                 

9:00am – 12:00pm      NHMA Leadership Institute (Open to all Health Care Professional Conference Participants and to all GE-NHMA Medical Students)

Meeting Room: Madison  

* Breakfast will be available as of 9:00am; Meeting begins at 9:30am

(CME credit)

 Moderator: Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, President & CEO, NHMA, Washington, DC


·         David Hayes Bautista, PhD, Director, Center for Study of Latino Health and Culture, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA



·         J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


·         Teresa Niño, Senior Executive Service, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


·         Glorimar Maldonado, Chief Recruitment Officer, U.S.Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC



·         Yolangel Hernandez Suarez, MD, MBA, FACOG, CEO, FIU Health, Miami, FL


·         Victor Miranda, MD, MBA, Vice President of Medical Operations, GE, Milwaukee, WI


·         Teresa Ramos, MD,  Medical Director II, Health Care Services Corporation Enterprise & Medical Operations, Blue Cross BlueShield of IL


Additional Events:


Friday, March 27, 2015         

4:00pm – 5:30pm        National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) Board of Directors Meeting (Invite-only)

Location: Presidential Suite 1300, Wardman Tower


5:30pm – 6:30pm        NHHF Corporate Advisory Board Meeting (Invite-only)

Location: Presidential Suite 1300, Wardman Tower


Saturday, March 28, 2015

8:30am – 1:00pm        NHMA, George Washington University School of Medicine, and the Association of American Medical Colleges Medical and Public Health School Recruitment Lecture  

Location: Thurgood Marshall West


Medical and Public Health School Recruitment Fair for High School and College Students

Location: Exhibit Hall C


Supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health












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