NHMA Specialty Councils

The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) has decided to continue to build its Councils to add to the NHMA Council of Medical Societies, NHMA Council of Young Physicians, and the NHMA Council of Residents and Fellows which have supported Members of the association with a network of Hispanic physicians who are unique and share many commonalities along their career journeys. 

All NHMA Councils should further the mission of NHMA. They provide exciting opportunities for career advancement and mentoring others to join a specialty, as well as require responsibilities. We are committed to making a true impact within Hispanic and Latino communities, working with the most passionate and dedicated professionals across a variety of specialties that we hope to grow in the coming years.

 Others :  Emergency Medicine

Want to Start a Specialty Council? 
Check out the Charter Here! 

Interested in Joining a Council?

Become a member of NHMA and select your specialty to be soon connected with a council of physician colleagues who are unique and share many commonalities along their career journeys. Councils offer exciting opportunities for career advancement, mentorship, and fellowship. Learn more and join today!

Council Leadership

NHMA Council of Anesthesiology
Cesar Padilla, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology
Stanford University School of Medicine

Felipe Perez, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Assistant Dean for Diversity in Undergraduate Medical Education
Stanford University School of Medicine

NHMA Council of Cardiology
Chair, Mayra Guerrero, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FESC
Consultant, Interventional Cardiology
Associate Program Director (Recruitment and Academic Affairs), Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship
Vice-Chair, Diversity & Inclusion, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Mayo Clinic Hospital, Rochester, MN

NHMA Council of Dermatology
Chair, Marla Rodriguez, MD
Dermatology Resident PGY1, NYC

Chair Elect, Rebecca Vasquez, MD, FAAD
Assistant Professor, Dermatology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Fort Worth, TX

NHMA Council of Emergency Medicine
Chair, Lisa Moreno-Walton, MD, MS, MSCR, FAAEM, FACEP, FIFEM
President, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, NC

Chair Elect, Robert Rodriguez, MD
Professor, Emergency Medicine
University of California San Francisco Medical Center, CA

NHMA Council of Family Medicine
Chair, Frances Guerra-Bauman, MD
Family Medicine Resident PGY2
WellSpan Health, Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, PA
Chair Elect, Sara Johanna Guevara, MD
Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Northwell Health, Glen Cove, NY

NHMA Council of Internal Medicine
Chair, Eleazar Montalvan-Sanchez, MD
Resident, Internal Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine

NHMA Council of Ob-Gyn
Chair, Lindsey Vasquez, MD, FACOG
Associate Medical Director
Legacy Community Health, TX

NHMA Council of Pediatrics
Chair, Esther Pomares, MD, MPH
Attending Physician, Pediatrics
New York Hotel Trades Council Queens, NY

Chair Elect, Ana Lia Graciano, MD
Professor, Medical Director, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

NHMA Council of Public Health
Chair, Marlene Camacho-Rivera , ScD, MS, MPH
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Chair Elect, Pierre Berastaín
Chief Strategy & Operations Officer
District Alliance for Safe Housing, Washington, DC

NHMA Council of Surgery
Chair, Melissa Alvarez-Downing, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Chair Elect, Jonathan Villena-Vargas, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine-New York Presbyterian, NY

In formation: Councils of Clinical Research, Neurology