Ricardo Correa, M.D., Ed. D., F.A.C.E., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.M.Q. is the Program Director for Endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism fellowship and the director for Health equity center at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Director for Longitudinal Didactics and Director for DEI on Mentoring of Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. In addition, he is the Health Equity Fellowship Director for Creighton School of Medicine in Phoenix.  

He completed his Medical School and master’s in education at The University of Panama. He completed a research fellowship in Epidemiology and Tropical disease at I.C.G.E.S. in Panama City and his internal medicine residency at Jackson Memorial hospital-University of Miami (U.M.) program. In 2012, he was honored with the A.O.A. and GoldDOC Award from the U.M. Then, he pursued his clinical and research fellowship in endocrinology with a particular focus on neuroendocrinology and adrenals at the National Institute of Health. He is now pursuing formal training in diversity and inclusion and medical education with the A.A.M.C.

He was trained in Evidence-based Medicine at McMaster University in Canada and in the Editorial process and O.J.S. by LATINDEX. He was co-director of the Panamanian Cochrane Center and continues to be an EBM advocate.

Dr. Correa has been involved in organized medicine since medical school. He has taken an active leadership role in multiple national organizations.  Besides Endocrine, he has been involved with the local, regional and national organization in the area of medical education, leadership, and physician wellbeing, including the A.M.A. joy in medicine organization, A.C.G.M.E. at different level including the duty hour task force, N.B.M.E. as part of the board, A.B.I.M., A.B.M.S., E.C.F.M.G Board of director and other national organizations organization. 

Dr. Correa has been involved in multiple academic, scientific, and educational activities including article Consultant, Interpretation of the Medical Literature Project, N.B.M.E., International Committee, member of the Committee on publications Ethics (COPE), World Association of Medical Editors, Editorial board and peer reviewer of multiple prestigious journals in endocrinology, health equity and medical education. He has also been a consultant for Latin-American science centers, including Bolivia and Panama national science department. 

He is board-certified in Medical Quality. He is the author of the book title “Case report: basics and publication.” and senior Co-Senior Editor of the book “Endocrinology of Aging.”  His research focuses on neuroendocrinology, mainly on pituitary/adrenal tumor and steroid secretion problems and health care disparities in diabetes in Latinx populations.

He is dedicated to the community and helps as the -medical director for an underserved clinic in Phoenix, where he created the endo and diabetes clinic. He also helped screened asylum patients as part of his volunteer work with the 100 Angels group, and he gives lectures and mentors many underrepresented minorities to become part of medicine. Due to all his career, Dr. Correa has been awarded several recognitions, including Presidential Leadership scholar, 100 Hispanic Inspiring Scientist, Medscape Rising Start, N.M.Q.F. 40 under 40, Humanitarian award by Arizona Medical Association, Medscape Rising Star, Eric Nilsen Award from AAIM, SGIM health disparities award and many other prestigious national awards.

Dr. Correa has more than 100 publications in peer reviewed journals and is member of editorial board and associate editor of 10 well recognized journals. Dr. Correa has got multiple grants from federal institutions and private institutions for his research in adrenals, transgender and health disparities.