Angela Diaz, MD, Ph.D., MPH has been elected to the governing Council of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).  NAM membership reflects the height of professional achievement, major contributions to the advancement of medical sciences, health care and public health, and commitment to service.  Election to membership is one of the highest honors a medical professional can receive.  Council members are elected by the members of the NAM and serve three-year terms in governing the Academy. The NAM acts as an independent, expert adviser to the nation and the international community, addressing critical issues in health, medicine, and related policy and inspiring positive action across sectors.

A member since 2008 of the Academy and its predecessor, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies, Dr. Diaz 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 and Director of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center.  Under her leadership, the Center has become one of the largest adolescent specific health centers in the U.S., serving more than 10,000 vulnerable youth each year, and is a nationally known center for research and training in adolescent health.

“I’m honored to have been elected to serve on the Council of such an esteemed organization that is a trusted resource for the nation,” Dr. Diaz said.