Dr. Susana Morales has been appointed to Vice Chair for Diversity in the Weill Department of Medicine. An Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Dr. Morales joined the Weill Cornell Medicine faculty in 1998 and currently serves as the Associate Director of the Housestaff Training Program in Internal Medicine. She obtained her M.D. from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the Presbyterian Hospital of the City of New York.
Dr. Morales has served as a member of the governing Council of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) and on the Advisory Boards of the Commonwealth Fund's "Bettering the Health of Minority Americans" program and the National Hispanic Medical Association. She is also a board member of both the United Hospital Fund and the Latino Commission on AIDS and has served on the NYS Council on Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Morales's honors include: J. James Smith Memorial Award (presented annually by the Weill Cornell house staff); National Medical Fellowships Community Service Award; and "Senior List," selected by four graduating Weill Cornell Medical College classes. In 2013, she received the Pioneers in Diversity/Bruce Laine Ballard M.D. Award for Excellence in Mentoring, presented by the Office of Faculty Diversity in Medicine and Science, Weill Cornell Medical College. In 2015, she received the prestigious Elnora M. Rhodes SGIM Service Award – given to an individual for outstanding service to SGIM and its mission of promoting patient care, research, education and community service in the field of primary care internal medicine.
The Weill Department of Medicine is delighted to congratulate Dr. Susana Morales on her new role as Vice Chair for Diversity.