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Angela Diaz, MD

Adolescent Medicine

    • Positions
    • PROFESSOR | Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
    • PROFESSOR | Preventive Medicine
    • Specialties
    • Adolescent Medicine
    • Pediatrics
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliation
    • Mount Sinai Hospital

Biography

Angela Diaz, MD, MPH is the Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professor in Adolescent Health and Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine. After earning her medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, she completed her post-doctoral training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently received a Master in Public Health from Harvard University. 

Dr. Diaz is the Director of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, a unique program that provides high quality, comprehensive, integrated, interdisciplinary primary care, sexual and reproductive health,  mental health, dental and health education services to teens-all for free to those without insurance. The Center has an emphasis on wellness and prevention. Under her leadership, the Center has become the largest adolescent specific health center in the U.S., serving each year more than 11,000 vulnerable and disadvantaged youth, including those who are uninsured and lack access to health services. This program addresses health disparity and aims for health equity.

Dr. Diaz has been a member of the Board of Directors of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Aid Society of New York. She has been a White House Fellow, a member of the Food and Drug Administration Pediatric Advisory Committee, and a member of the National Institutes of Health State of the Science Conference on Preventing Violence and Related Health Risk Social Behaviors in Adolescents. She served on an advisory panel for the NIH Reproductive Sciences Branch. She reviews grants for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and for the NIH Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the NIH Partners in Research Program, the NIH Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The NIH has awarded several major grants to Dr. Diaz and her research team at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center. In 2003, Dr. Diaz chaired the National Advisory Committee on Children and Terrorism for the Department of Health and Human Services. She was elected in 2008 as a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies (elected to the IOM Council in 2013 and appointed Chair of the Board on Children, Youth and Families in 2013). In 2009, Dr. Diaz was appointed by Mayor M. Bloomberg to the New York City Commission for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Runaway and Homeless Youth Taskforce. Dr. Diaz is active in public policy and advocacy in the U.S. and has conducted many international health projects in Asia, Central and South America, Europe and Africa.  She is a frequent speaker at conferences throughout the country and around the world.

Clinical Focus

  • Annual Health Care Supervison
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Breast Disorders
  • ChlamydiaTesting and Treatment
  • Colposcopy
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional/ Physical/ Sexual Abuse
  • Employment Physical Examinations
  • Family Planning Services
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Services
  • Gonorrhea Testing and Treatment
  • HIV Testing and Treatment Program
  • HPV Testing and Treatment
  • Health Education and Counseling
  • Herpes Testing and Treatment
  • IUD and Implanon Placement
  • Immunization Updates
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Mental Health Services
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy Testing / Options Counseling
  • Risk Reduction Counseling
  • Routine Office Gynecologic Care
  • STI Testing and Treatment
  • Sports Physical Examinations
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Teen Dating Violence
  • Teen Parenting Program
  • Wellness, Nutrition and Physical Fitness
  • Working Papers Physical Examinations

Education

MD, Columbia Univ. Col. of Phy. & Surg.

Internship, Pediatrics
Mount Sinai Hospital
Residency, Pediatrics
Mount Sinai Hospital

Fellowship, Adolescent Medicine
Mount Sinai Hospital

Language

English

Certification

American Board of Pediatrics