Organization / Affiliation: President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association, President, National Hispanic Health Foundation
What Makes the Person a Game Changer:
Dr. Elena Rios works to improve the recruitment and success rates of minority students in United States medical schools. After graduation, she co-founded the National Network of Latin American Medical Students. Since then, she has held a series of appointments in California programs designed to improve educational and career opportunities for minorities in the health professions. In 1998, Dr. Rios was appointed President & CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association.