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Dominican Medical Association of New York


DMA is a non-for-profit organization sited in New York City, which offers multiple services to enhance professional development of our members. We are also committed to caring for the urban underserved Latino community by providing an ample spectrum of care, including preventive health education.

We provide our members with the skills and tools needed to successfully get into the health care system of the United States (USA), in order to become excellent clinicians and culture sensitive healers.

Our members serve an umbrella of patients including families, children, teens, working and those without proper access to health care.

We invite you to join a unique organization committed to help you growth professionally and as a sensitive human being.


Executive Committee

"United Physicians in Efforts and Advancement for The Community "


Bienvenidos a la Asociacion Medica Dominicana de New York, Inc.!

La Asociacion Medica Dominicana (AMD), Inc., es una organizacion sin fines de lucro, que tiene su sede en ciudad de Nueva York.

Nuestra entidad ofrece una amplia gama de servicios a sus miembros a fin de elevar su desarrollo professional. Es una organizacion comprometida con el cuidado de salud de las comunidades urbanas que tienen dificultad para accesar al sistema de salud. Mediante el programa de la AMD Educa, estos pacientes tambien reciben educacion preventiva.

Los socios obtienen las herramientas necesarias para incorporarse exitosamente al sistema de salud de los Estados Unidos de America (EUA), a fin de convertirse en medicos excelentes.

Nuestros medicos atienden pacientes de todas las edades y clases sociales; incluyendo trabajadores y personas de escasos recursos economicos.

Le invitamos a unirse a una organizacion que le ayudara a crecer como professional y ser humano sensible.


Comite Ejecutivo

"Medicos Unidos en Esfuerzos y Superacion por La Comunidad "



Francisco Roa, M.D. - President

Abel BelloAbel Bello, M.D

Maryslenni GilMaryslenni Gil, M.D. - Secretary

Pedro ApontePedro Aponte, M.D. - Treasurer

Dr Miguel HernandezMiguel R. Hernandez, M.D. - Advisor


Dr. Hernandez was born in 1973 and grew up in Ensanche Julia, Santiago City, Dominican Republic. He obtained Metal Honor and bachelor’s degree in Physical Science and Mathematics from Liceo Ulises Francisco Espaillat in 1990. He was interested in helping others very early in his life and became Rotaract Santiago Apostol la Esperanza of rotary International vice-president during his high school years.

He pursued his Medical Doctor degree at Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), graduating in 1996. He was teacher assistant at PUCMM School of Medicine from 1996 to 1998.

The Dominican Republic Presidency selected him as one of the ten most talented young men in Santiago City in 1998. He has been a member of professional associations and societies which include American Medical Association (AMA), American Psychiatry Association (APA) and Dominican Medical Association (DMA), Inc. of New York.

He was elected DMA president 2007-08 and re-elected 2009-10. He was DMA executive committee advisor 2008 and 2010-11. He is currently DMA board member. In his commitment to help other doctors in need and serve the Hispanic community, he has emerged as one of the most influential and powerful voice in the DMA, which he has positively transformed with his hard work and visionary ideas during the last eight years.

He did his medicine, neurology, psychiatric internship and residency program at Harlem Hospital Center of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He was chief Resident of Department of Psychiatric at Harlem Hospital, Columbia University 2006.

He completed psychosomatic medicine fellowship at St. Lukes Rossevelt Hospital of Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons in New York in 2008. He is board certified in Psychiatry.

He is currently Major 0-4 of the U.S. Army Reserve, institution that he serves since 2005. He was clinical Instructor in psychiatry at New York Presbyterian hospital Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons since July 2008 until February 2011. He is an attending Psychiatrist at Mount Vernon Hospital since March 1st 2011. He has been in private practice at Centro Medico Dominicano since 2009.

As a psychiatrist Dr. Hernandez continues to serve the Dominican community. He has won recognition for superior leadership in the Hispanic community by”Dia a Dia” show of Telemundo International in 2007, “Herencia Hispana” by Bronx Dominican Parade and “Escudo de Oro Dominicano “ in 2011. He appears in the book “100 Lideres Dominicanos” en New York” published in 2011.

He has two children Elmer Akhenaton and Armani Enoch and a lovely wife, mother and sister (Olga, Juana, Rafaelina respectively) who give him the strength and love to serve others. He likes to play chess, painting, poetry and mysticism during his free time.

Vocals/Vocales :
Pedro AponteFrancisco Diaz, M.D.
Gustavo Roedan Gustavo Roedan, M.D.
Website Liaison/ Vocal :
Celibell VargasCelibell Vargas, M.D.
Candida MartinezCandida Martinez, M.D.
Carlos Mena, M.D.
Medical Symposium Program Liaison:

 Alanna GomezAlanna Gomez, M.D.

Dr. Alanna Gomez was born in Santiago Dominican Republic she migrated to U.S. at the age of fourteen she completed her High School education at Washington Irving High School In New York City.

Dr. Gomez moved back to her native town Santiago and pursued her Medical Doctor Degree at the Pontificia Universidad Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) graduating in 2007.

She is currently the Secretary of the executive committee of the Dominican Medical Association and the Program Liaison of the VII DMA Medical Symposium; she is actively involved in many initiatives for the Dominican Community in Washington Heights.

Dr. Gomez was a Medical Educator for the National Hispanic Research Network, at Interamerican College of Physician and Surgeon.

Dr. Alanna Gomez is a Senior Clinical Research Coordinator, Institute of Personalized Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Board of Directors/Juntas de Directores :

Bienvenido Fajardo, M.D. - Chairman

Roberto Moran, M.D. - Co-Chairman

Leonardo Cabrera, M.D. - Secretary

Board Members/Miembros de La Junta de Directores :

Juan Tapia, M.D.

Rafael Ortega, M.D.

Dionisio Castro, M.D.

Emma Pena, M.D.

Idalia Vazquez, M.D.

Isabel Tamarez, M.D.

Enrique Rosario, M.D.

Jose Sansary, M.D.

Douglas Mendez, M.D.

List of past presidents/Pasados Presidentes :

Ramon Ureña, M.D.1997

Rafael de la Cruz, M.D.1998

Leonardo Cabrera, M.D.1999

Roberto Moran, M.D.2000

Bienvenido Farjardo, M.D.2001

Douglas Mendez, M.D.2002

Pedro Aponte, M.D.2003

Socrates Castillo Feliz, M.D.2004/2005

Leonardo Cabrera, M.D. 2006

Miguel R. Hernandez, M.D. 2007

Francisco Roa, M.D. 2008

Miguel R. Hernandez, M.D. 2009