Angela Diaz joined the Marguerite Casey Board of Directors in May 2012. Dr. Diaz is the Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Director of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center. Dr. Diaz has provided direct medical services to children and adolescents for more than 25 years. She will serve on the Board’s Governance Committee and the Audit Committee.
Dr. Diaz has been a White House Fellow, was named numerous times as one of the Best Doctors in New York by New York Magazine, and is listed in America’s Top Doctors and Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians. She was awarded the American Academy of Pediatrics Founders of Adolescent Health Award. She has been closely involved in comprehensive mental and primary health services, particularly in identifying and engaging trauma-affected adolescents.
Dr. Diaz is president of The Children’s Aid Society’s Board of Trustees. She is the first Latina and person of color to serve as Children’s Aid’s president. Dr. Diaz was also the first attending physician for The Children’s Aid Society’s acclaimed teen pregnancy prevention program.
After earning her medical degree in 1981 at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, she completed her post-doctoral training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1985 and received a Master in Public Health degree from Harvard University. Under her leadership, the Adolescent Health Center has become the largest adolescent health center in the U.S.