Dr. Diaz is a General Surgery resident at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, IHPI Clinician Scholar, and fellow at the IHPI Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy (CHOP). He is from Miami, Florida, he graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a BS in biology and went on to complete his medical degree at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and then a masters in public health Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. During medical school, he worked on research and public policy for electronic cigarettes at the World Health Organization in Geneva Switzerland. Additionally, he has researched and written about global surgery, medical education, and health care delivery. In addition to mentoring undergrads throughout his time as a medical student, Dr. Diaz was a tour guide director and member of the admission committee.
Career Interests: He plans to pursue a career in academic surgical oncology and health policy research, with a focus on optimizing access, quality and value of care health systems deliver to patients.
Research Interests: His areas of interest are in: 1) the effects of healthcare changes on surgical access and quality, 2) designing the optimal delivery network for surgical population health.
Nova Southeastern University
VCU School of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Ohio State University
Dr. Diaz spent three months living on a Navy Hospital Ship providing humanitarian aid throughout Southeast Asia and Central America.
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