NHMA Council of Young Physicians

The NHMA Council of Young Physicians (CYP) are physicians who graduated less than five years out of less than 5 years out of U.S Residency/Fellowship 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


2021 Young Physician of the Year Award: Twelve outstanding young physicians (less than 5 years out of U.S. residency/fellowship training), two from each region will receive the NHMA Young Physician of the Year Award for constant advancement toward a career goal, extraordinary commitment to serving the Hispanic community, and participation in NHMA as a member or future member -  to be presented at our 24th Annual Conference on March 19, 2021.

Please send a 1-page personal statement and your CV to [email protected] by COB March 3, 2021.

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 18-19 afternoons, 2021. 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 March 17-20, 2021.

Research Showcase – Poster/Presentations

2021 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.

More information/updates: NHMA Website Events- 2021 Annual Conference.

NHMA Leadership Fellowship: The program is being designed as a 9 month (2 virtual 90 minutes sessions per month) to promote leadership for members of NHMA through executive training and development, especially in public health with a focus on COVID-19.  The selection criteria include mid-career physician (5 years or more out of training), 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. Check our website for updates.

Join our Executive Board!

Nominations for positions due April 16, 2021

  • Tentative meeting May 2021
  • Formal transition to new Executive Board on June 1, 2021


Please send your contact information, CV, and a brief statement of interest to [email protected] to include you in our pool of applicants to be selected. 


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.

2020-2021 Leadership


CYP NHMA - Chairwoman
Pamela Montano Arteaga, MD
Director of the Latino Bicultural Clinic
Gouverneur Health, NYC Health + Hospitals
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
NYU School of Medicine
Twitter: @athenea3000


Public Relations Chair
Enrique Pacheco, MD
Clinician Educator
Yale Waterbury Internal Medicine Residency Program
Waterbury, CT


Carlos F. Muñiz, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
SUNY Upsate

Membership Chair
Juan E. Corral, M.D.
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Albuquerque, NM. 

Immediate Past Chair
Maria Mora Pinzon, MD, MS 

Preventive Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Immediate Past Chair CYP NHMA
Twitter @MariaCMoraP
Instagram: @mariacmorap


CYP Regional Representative: West
Evita Rocha, MD, MPH
Adult, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry
Kaiser Permanente

Email: [email protected]

CYP Professional Development Chair 
Karyne Vinales, MD
Associate Program Director, Endocrinology,
Diabetes and Metabolism Mohammed
College of Medicine-Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ


Twitter: @KaryVinales
Facebook: Karyne Vinales | Facebook
Karyne Vinales | LinkedIn
[email protected]


CYP Policy Chair
Sara Guevara, MD
Family Medicine
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health Cumberland
Brooklyn, NY
Clinical Leadership Fellow at NYC Health + Hospitals

Sara Guevara, MD | LinkedIn

Minerva Romero, MD
Surgical Endocrinology
CYP Vice-Chair


CYP Advisor (NHMA New Mexico Chapter leader/Past CYP Chair
Ricardo Correa, MD
CYP Advisor – Past CYP Chair 


NYC/NE Representative: 

Carolina Miranda
Family Medicine
CYP NY Regional Representative
New York, NY

Follow us on social media!

Twitter: @NHMACYP
Instagram: nhma_cyp
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nhmacyp/
Facebook Group: NHMA Council of Young Physicians
Email us: [email protected]