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Yvonne M. Diaz, M.D.

General Information

Yvonne M. Diaz, M.D.

Contact

  • Fax: 305-243-4966

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Languages

English, Spanish

Clinical Areas

General medicine care, medical consultation, perioperative care, preventive medicine, primary care medicine, medical education

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Roles

  • Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Program Director Internal Medicine Training Program
  • Chief Academic Officer for UHealth

Research Interests

Medical education, Evaluation and Assessment, communication, Quality improvement

Publications

Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award
Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award for the Florida Chapter of the ACP
Department of Medicine "Excellence in Teaching" Recognition Award
Hunter Academic Society Faculty Mentor Award
American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine Outstanding Resident Award

Education

Undergraduate
Drew University
Graduate
University of Miami School of Medicine
Residency
Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami - Affiliated Medical Education Program

Biography

Yvonne Diaz, MD completed her medical degree at the Miller School in 1997 and her residency in internal medicine at UM/Jackson in 2000. She joined the faculty immediately after residency, adding the role of internal medicine associate program director in 2004. Most recently, in 2012, she was named Chief Academic Officer for UHealth and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Edcuation (GME). Her focus in this role is on enhancing the learning environment for the GME programs within the UHealth system, creating programs to support graduate medical education, and mentoring young physicians. 

 
Clinically, Dr. Diaz maintains an active general internal medicine outpatient practice at the university. In addition, she supervises residents and medical students in their clinical activities at Jacksom Memorial Hospital, University of Miami Hospital and the Internal Medicine faculty practice.  She collaborates with the UHealth Office of Process Improvement in her role as co-director of the medical student elective "Introduction to Health System Quality Improvement - Achieving Better Outcomes" .  Her interests include: general internal medicine, preventive medicine, primary care medicine, medical education, process improvement.
 
Dr. Diaz was born in Ohio but grew up in Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina and Miami. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
 

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