NHMA Council of Young Physicians

The NHMA Council of Young Physicians (CYP) are physicians who graduated less than five years out of medical education training.  International Medical Graduate (IMG) physicians are less than five years out of their first completed medical education training.

Mission: CYP is a platform for NHMA young physicians to meet and network in order to advance as future leaders in medicine and to advocate for the needs of our Latino community.


Opportunities for Young Physicians


2020 Young Physician of the Year Award: Twelve outstanding young physicians (less than 5 years out of training), two from each region will receive the NHMA Young Physician of the Year Award for extraordinary commitment to serving the Hispanic community to be presented at our 24th Annual Conference.

Grants/Career Development

2020 NIDDK/National Hispanic Medical Association’s Travel AwardThe National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in conjunction with the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) provides travel awards to participate in the NIDDK Workshop on Career Development in Academic Medicine which will be held on March 22, 2018. Participants are senior residents, fellows, and junior faculty within 3 years of completion of fellowship who are interested in pursuing careers in biomedical research and/or academic medicine. Participants may also attend the NHMA and HDA 2019 Hispanic Health Conference on April 12-14, 2019.

More information/updates: NIH website 

NHMA Leadership program: The program is being designed to promote leadership for members of NHMA through executive training and development.  The primary selection criteria include executive leadership potential at the local, regional and national level– as evidenced by work experience and additional community activities. Announcements will come up in spring/summer. Check our website for updates.

Research Showcase – Poster/Presentations

2019 NHMA Conference – Hispanic Health  Research or Service Learning Poster Presentation session.  We will present awards to the most outstanding poster presentation among students, residents, and physicians/faculty. Posters will be judged according to the following criteria: Value to the profession, Scientific and/or Informational content, appropriate design and graphical presentation.

Other opportunities:

CMS Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative – NHMA urges physicians to improve their private or academic practice by taking advantage of FREE assessments, counseling, and training from Technical Advisors, funded by CMS. Note that most physicians and other clinicians who bill Medicare, will either receive penalties or gain bonuses beginning Jan 2019 if they are not registered for Medicare payments if they do participate in the program by Dec 2017 thru the Quality Practice Program. The program is based on quality measures and operational measures to build data on your medical care/billing/patient outcomes for Medicare patients – tailored for small medical practice, medical groups or rural practices. NHMA Doctors-To take advantage of this opportunity; go to http://bit.ly/1RqHMSh  to enroll in free consult today

Upcoming Events

April: NHMA and HDA 2019 Hispanic Health Conference –  April 12-14, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Arlington, VA 22202

Spring/Summer: Networking events in each region. Check out our social media accounts for more details.


Our members are physicians from any specialty that completed training over the last 5 years. Our leadership consists of Chair, Co-Chair, Director of Communications, and Regional Representatives.


2018 Leadership

Ricardo Correa Marquez, MD, MPH
Twitter: @drricardocorrea
Areas of Expertise: Endocrinology and Diabetes

Maria Mora Pinzon, MD, MS
Twitter: @MariaCMoraP
Areas of Expertise: Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Health Services Research, and Implementation Science.

Vanessa Salcedo, MD, MPH
Past Chair
Twitter: @DrVSalcedo
Areas of Expertise: Pediatrics

Pamela Montano Arteaga, MD
Regional Representative – Northeast
Twitter: @athenea3000
Areas of Expertise: Psychiatry

Claudia Castiblanco, MD
Regional Representative – Northeast
Areas of Expertise: Ophthalmology, Uveitis

Minerva Romero Arenas, MD, MPH
Regional Representative – South
Twitter: @minervies
Areas of Expertise: General & Endocrine Surgery

Marla Matal, MD
Regional Representative
Areas of Expertise: Anesthesia & Critical Care

Claudia Alvarez, DO
Regional Representative – West
Twitter: @prvnclau
Areas of Expertise: Family Medicine

Emma B. Olivera, MD
Regional Representative – Midwest
Twitter: @ebolivera
Areas of Expertise: Pediatrics

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