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Meet the Medic with Dr. Samuel Arce

Candid Conversations between Healthcare Professionals and Patients/Caregivers

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Meet the Medic with Dr. Samuel Arce

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Mar 23, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

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About the event

What is Meet the Medic? MTM is a conversation with healthcare professionals where we discuss the current state of health equity and health disparities; where you can ask questions, and where you get to experience transparency with people who care and work in healthcare. 

This month, join the conversation with Dr. Samuel Arce. Dr. Arce is a Family Physician and an attending physician at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in New York City, where he trained in Family Medicine and served as Chief Resident and subsequently as Associate Residency Director.  Dr. Arce received his undergraduate degree from St. John’s University in New York and attained his medical degree from the University of the Caribbean in Puerto Rico. He is on the faculty at the New York Medical College, where he serves as an instructor/teacher.  He is an associate professor of the University of Guadalajara. He has been in full time practice and academic medicine for the past 38 years.

Dr. Arce serves as Medical Director for two large medical centers in New York City.  He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the National Hispanic Medical Association, and the New York Academy of Medicine.  He attained a fellowship in national policy making from New York University.

Dr. Arce has served as President of the Spanish American Medical and Dental Society of New York and is President of the Queens Chapter of the Academy of Family Physicians. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Medical Association, in Washington, D.C. Additionally, he served as a member of the steering committee of the American Medical Association’s Commission to End Healthcare Disparities. He presently serves as a member of the AMA’s Minority Affairs Section Governing Council, representing minority physicians in the United States. He is a member of the New York State Healthcare Prevention Agenda Commission for developing the healthcare priorities of New York State residents.  He served as the first primary care, minority physician member of the national Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association and served on its prevention committee.  He has served as a member of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors.  He has also served as President of the Council of Medical Societies in the United States. He served as the New York State minority physician representative for the National Conference on Special Constituencies for the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has served on numerous national, state, and local advisory committees, commissions and panels. He sits on several boards, involved in the improvement of the healthcare of our communities.

Dr. Arce has received awards from the Senate of Puerto Rico for Professional Excellence, along with awards from the National Hispanic Medical Association for his efforts in healthcare awareness. He recently was selected as honoree for the National Puerto Rican Day parade. He was awarded national recognition by the Hispanic Nurses’ Association for his leadership within the Hispanic community in improving national healthcare. He has been featured on television programs that address health and political issues.  He is involved in speaking to youth and encouraging them to become professionals in health related areas. He is involved in promoting healthcare diversity and improving healthcare disparities in America.

Dr. Arce is married and has three children.

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