Member Spotlight

Ricardo Correa, MD, EdD

September 07, 2021

Ricardo Correa, M.D., Ed.D., is program director of the endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism fellowship and director for diversity in graduate medical education at The University of Arizona College of Medicine. He also is staff clinician and researcher at Phoenix V.A.M.C., and serves as faculty for the Mayo School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic-Arizona and Creighton University. Dr. Correa has been involved in multiple academic, scientific, and educational activities including as article consultant, Interpretation of the Medical Literature Project, N.B.M.E., International Committee, and as a member of the Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE), World Association of Medical Editors, and deputy editor of International Archives of Medicine. He has served on various editorial boards and as a peer reviewer of multiple journals, including Annals of Public Health, P.A.H.O. Journal, S.G.I.M. journal, International Journal of Endocrinology, International Journal of Diabetes, International Journal of Clinical Cases and Images, and International Journal of case reports, etc. Dr. Correa also has been a consultant for Latin American science centers, including the Bolivia and Panama national science departments. He has more than 75 peer review publications, and is board-certified in Medical Quality. He is author of the book, “Case Report: Basics and Publication,” and senior co-editor of the book, “Endocrinology of Aging.” His research focuses on neuroendocrinology, mainly on pituitary and adrenal tumor and health care disparities in diabetes in Latinx populations.

What is your favorite Endocrine Society memory?
When I participated in the FLARE program. I started my network here and began learning about all the amazing opportunities Endocrine Society offers. Later, I became a FLARE alumnus and speaker where I worked to promote all these activities to the next generation.

What advice would you give for someone looking to become more involved in the Endocrine Society?
Our organization fosters any interest that you may have. There are a lot of opportunities to get involved and Endocrine Society is here to guide you.

How has the Endocrine Society supported your professional development/career journey?
In multiple ways. In the academic area, Endocrine Society has given me the tools to create a network of mentors and coaches who are always there for me. In the research area, I have established major collaborations and advanced my research passions. In the advocacy area, I have learned how can we change the health of our patients and improve the healthcare system.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love to play the saxophone, go hiking and spend time with my family.

If you could ask your peers in Endocrinology one question, what would it be?
What else do you think Endocrine Society and its committees can do for you? How can you contribute to the mission and vision of the society?  We need young people in leadership. There are a lot of opportunities for minorities, and I am an example of how Endocrine Society can move us forward.

 
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