Ricardo Correa, MD, EdD, FACE, FACP, FACMQ, FAPCR
Ricardo Correa is the Associate Professor, Program Director for Endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism fellowship and the Director for Diversity on GME for the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. He serves as staff clinician and researcher at Phoenix VAMC. Additionally, he is faculty for The Mayo SOM-Arizona and for Creighton SOM-Phoenix Campus. He is an editor of Dynamed, Empower magazine, and outreach unit director of Endotext.org and Thyroid manager.
He completed his Medical School and master’s in education at The University of Panama. He completed a research fellowship in Epidemiology and Tropical disease at I.C.G.E.S. in Panama City and his internal medicine residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital-University of Miami program. Then, he pursued his clinical and research fellowship in endocrinology with a particular focus on neuroendocrinology and adrenals at the NIH. He is now pursuing formal training in diversity and inclusion and medical education with the AAMC. He has been involved in organized medicine since medical school. He has taken an active leadership role in multiple national organizations. Besides Endocrine, he has been involved with the local, regional and national organization in the area of medical education, leadership, and physician wellbeing. He practices clinical endocrinology, research and educational activities. He has been involved in multiple academic, scientific, and educational activities including article Consultant, Interpretation of the Medical Literature Project, NBME., International Committee, member of the Committee on publications Ethics (COPE), World Association of Medical Editors, Deputy Editor of International Archives of Medicine, Editorial board and peer reviewer of multiple journals and consultant for Latin-American science centers, including Bolivia and Panama national science department. At AACE Dr. Correa has occupied different positions from been the fellow-in-training board of director member to member and advisor of almost all the committees throughout the years. He was the chair of the young physician subcommittee and actual vice-chair of the CME committee, member of the clinical guidelines oversight committee, DEI committee and other committees and subcommittees. He is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinologist (FACE). He is dedicated to the community and helps as the co-medical director for an underserved clinic in Phoenix, where he created the endo and diabetes clinic. He gives lectures and mentors many underrepresented minorities to become part of medicine. Due to all his career, Dr. Correa has been awarded several recognitions, including Presidential Leadership scholar, 100 Hispanic Inspiring Scientist, Medscape Rising Start, N.M.Q.F. 40 under 40, and many other prestigious national awards. “Our AACE has embraced diversity and inclusion as a full concept for the benefit of our patients, our members, our committees and our leadership. The practice of medicine and how physicians learn and interact have changed. Our AACE has done very well with the previous model of medicine but now has to adapt to the new changes. I am seeking election to the Board because I want to bring projects and programs that will foster this new vision and mission. I have the experienced to be involved in multiple organizations and understand how we can make changes for the benefit of everyone. I would like to bring that prior knowledge to AACE. Communications with members is a key issue. I will always try to connect to everyone and bring the different perspectives to the table when deliberating and making decision on behave of our AACE. I believe that “Together, we are AACE” expresses that we are a community, and it stimulates new members to join. Like any community, we have differences, but we fix our difference to achieve our goals when we come together as an organization.” I humbly ask your support for this nomination.