December 22, 2023—BRONX, NY—Daniel José Correa, M.D., M.S., FAAN, has been named associate dean for diversity enhancement at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Correa is currently assistant professor in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology at Einstein and assistant chief of neurology at Montefiore Moses Campus, with expertise in epilepsy. In his new role, he will report to Lynne Holden, M.D., senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Einstein.
“Einstein is deeply committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion and to enriching the resources we offer all of our medical students to pursue their career goals,” said Yaron Tomer, M.D., the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean at Einstein and chief academic officer at Montefiore Medicine. “We welcome Dr. Correa to this critically important role and look forward to the leadership and guidance he will provide our students and the wider Einstein community.”
As associate dean, Dr. Correa will be responsible for developing and running programs for Einstein medical students and participating in its various pathway programs, as well as contributing to establishing future programs. He will also work directly with clinical faculty at affiliate hospitals regarding student diversity, equity, and inclusion support, and clinical career pathway programs.
“Over the past six years, Dr. Correa has demonstrated his dedication to our students and in furthering DEI both within his department and nationally,” said Dr. Holden, who is also professor of emergency medicine and an emergency medicine physician at Montefiore. “I look forward to working with him to enhance our programs and ensure our students receive the support they need throughout their medical school experience.”
Since 2021, Dr. Correa has been chair of the neurology department’s diversity, equity, and inclusion committee. In 2018, the American Academy of Neurology recognized his contributions within diversity by presenting him with its Diversity Leadership Award.
We welcome Dr. Correa to this critically important role and look forward to the leadership and guidance he will provide our students and the wider Einstein community.
Dean Yaron Tomer, M.D.
Dr. Correa received his M.D. from Howard University and completed his residency in neurology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. After his service as a neurologist in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he continued his training through the neurophysiology fellowship with the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center team at Montefiore and with Solomon Moshé, M.D., the Charles Frost Chair in Neurosurgery and Neurology, and professor of neurology, of neuroscience, and of pediatrics at Einstein and Montefiore.
He joined the Einstein faculty in 2017 as a neurophysiologist supporting the epilepsy services at Montefiore and Jacobi. He promptly earned his master’s degree from Einstein’s Clinical Research Training Program (‘19), after which he became a co-leader of the Public Engagement Core of the NIH-funded Epilepsy Bioinformatics Study for Antiepileptogenic Therapy.
In addition to authoring numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, Dr. Correa hosts the Brain and Life podcast, which can be accessed on the American Academy of Neurology website, and has more than 70 episodes to his credit.