NHMA Council of Young Physicians

The NHMA Council of Young Physicians (CYP) NHMA Members whoare physicians who graduated less than five years out of less than 10 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


2022 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 25th Annual Conference

Please send a 1-page personal statement, a letter of recommendation, and your CV to [email protected] 

Grants/Career Development

2022 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. Participants are senior residents, fellows, and junior faculty within 3 years of completion of the fellowship who are interested in pursuing careers in biomedical research and/or academic medicine. Participants may also attend the NHMA 25th Annual Hispanic Health Conference.

Please look for applications opening late 2021

Research Showcase – Poster/Presentations

2022 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.

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 summer.

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.

2022-2023 Leadership


 Chair: Christian Suri

Vice Chair: Maria Santos
Conference Chair: Giselle Plata Internal Relations Director: Caroline Paz
External Relations Director: Steven Morrin Policy and Advocacy Director: David Ortiz
Co-Professional Development Director: Christian Hernandez Co-Professional Development Director: Munir Buhaya
IMG Director: Dorys Chavez LMSA-NHMA COR Liaison: Victor Rodriguez


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]