Dr. Felipe Diaz Named Chief Medical Officer

SYRACUSE, October 17, 2016 – Syracuse Community Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center serving the greater Syracuse metropolitan area, today announced the appointment of Felipe Diaz, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer. The addition of Dr. Diaz, a dynamic physician leader with a history of successful practice transformation, bolsters the Center’s strategy of assembling a best-in-class executive team.

"We are very excited to welcome Dr. Diaz as our chief medical officer," said Leola Rodgers, President and Chief Executive Officer. "He is an accomplished physician committed to creating a highly engaged clinical team that works seamlessly with our operational staff. Since many of our patients come from traditionally underserved populations, increasing patient access and focusing on clinical outcomes aligns directly with the “triple aims” of improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations and reducing the per capita cost of health care.”

Dr. Diaz served as Chief of Staff at the VA Medical Center in Bath, NY from 2009 and 2016. His role as Chief Medical Officer represents a return to Syracuse Community Health Center where he was the Medical Director from 2007 to 2009. Dr. Diaz received an M.D. from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Lincoln Hospital in Bronx, NY. Dr. Diaz also holds a Masters of Science in Health Administration from Roberts Wesleyan College.