Ricardo Correa, MD

Member, AMPAC Board of Directors

Ricardo Correa is the Program Director for Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship and Director for Diversity in Graduate Medical Education for the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.

He completed his Medical School with distinction and Education Master at the University of Panama. He completed a research fellowship in Epidemiology and Tropical Disease in Panama City and his internal medicine residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital-University of Miami (UM) program. He then pursued his clinical and research fellowship in endocrinology with special focus neuroendocrinology at the National Institute of Health.

Dr. Correa is board-certified in Medical Quality. He was trained in Evidence-based Medicine at McMaster University in Canada and in the Editorial process and OJS by LATINDEX. He is co-director of the Panamanian Cochrane Center and an EBM advocate.

He has served to organized medicine in multiple roles. In his Specialty Societies, he has served in numerous committees and chairs some of them at the Endocrine Society, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist, American Thyroid Association, American College of Physician, and the American Academy of Physician of Clinical Research among others. At the state and local level, he is part of the board of directors of the Arizona Medical Association and Maricopa County Medical Society.

Dr. Correa has been involved in multiple academic, scientific, and educational activities. Dr. Correa has published more than 30 papers in peer review journal, has one NIH Grant, and is part of multiple scientific journal editorial committees and advisory scientific panel, etc. He is also a consultant for the Latin-American science center, including the Bolivia and Panama national science departments.

Dr. Correa is very involved in increasing underrepresented minorities in Medicine. He is part of the board of a non-profit organization called ElevateMe and participates actively in Building the Next Generation of Academic Physician (BNGAP). He has a special focus on International Medical Graduates (IMGs) in medicine and has founded multiple IMG sections in several ethnic societies.

Dr. Correa also dedicates his time to helping underserved communities in Phoenix by volunteering at a charity clinic that he became the Medical Director of in 2020.

Dr. Correa lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife who is a Radiologist, and his two kids.