Dr. Morales was born in New York City and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biology at Harvard and her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She trained in Internal Medicine at the Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York. After serving on the Columbia general medicine faculty, she joined the Weill Cornell/New York Presbyterian Hospital faculty in 1998. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Vice Chair for Diversity for the Department of Medicine, and an Associate Director of the Housestaff Training Program. She directs the Diversity Center of Excellence of the Cornell Center for Health Equity.  The Diversity Center of Excellence’s mission is to enhance diversity in medicine and to promote health equity through research, education, advocacy, and community engagement. She has an active primary care practice.  She is a board member of the United Hospital Fund and the Latino Commission on AIDS.



Job Title

Vice Chair for Diversity of the Department of Medicine


Weill Cornell Medicine