Ricardo Correa, MD, MEd, has been recognized as a 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctor — the first time he has received the prestigious Top Doctor honor.
CLEVELAND, OH, October 19, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Ricardo Correa, MD, MEd, has been recognized as a 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctor — the first time he has received the prestigious Top Doctor honor. Only about 7 percent of the nation’s licensed physicians are selected annually as Castle Connolly Top Doctors in their regions for their specialties.
Dr. Correa is an endocrinologist, Endocrinology Fellowship program director, and Health Equity and Inclusive director with the Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute.
He has special expertise in transgender medicine; neuroendocrinology; and caring for adults with adrenal disorders, such as Cushing’s syndrome, Addison’s disease, primary hyperaldosteronism, neuroendocrine tumors, and rare endocrine conditions.
Dr. Correa is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, with subspecialty certification in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism as well as nutrition. In addition, he is board certified in medical quality.
Dr. Correa is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology, the Academy for Physicians in Clinical Research, and the American College of Medical Quality.
In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Correa serves as a clinical professor of medicine, director for longitudinal didactics, and director for mentoring and belonging — among many other roles — for the Lerner College of Medicine and the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He’s also a volunteer researcher at the Phoenix VA Medical Center and director of the Health Equity Fellowship at Creighton School of Medicine in Phoenix.
He leads Cleveland Clinic’s Endocrine Health Equity Initiatives and focuses on decreasing disparities among underrepresented minorities with diabetes, obesity, and rare endocrine conditions and health care.
Dr. Correa is a major and battalion surgeon with the U.S. Army Physician Reserve, 492nd CA Battalion.
Dr. Correa is involved in many local and national organizations and efforts related to caring for underserved communities and gender-diverse communities and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and volunteerism.
He speaks Spanish and English.
Dr. Correa earned his medical degree at the Universidad De Panama Faculty of Medicine in Panama City. He completed a three-year internal medicine residency at Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital, followed by a three-year fellowship in endocrinology, metabolism, and diabetes at the National Institutes of Health, where he focused on neuroendocrine disorders. He further trained with a one-year nutrition fellowship. He has completed multiple leadership fellowships including the Presidential Leadership Scholar Fellowship, NHMA Leadership Fellowship, and Climate Change and Health Equity Fellowship, among others.
He also holds a master’s degree (EdD) in education from the Universidad De Panama. He has published more than 100 articles in highly quality peer-reviewed journals and he is very involved in research with several grants and awards that he has earned.
Top Doctors are nominated by peer physicians and selected by the physician-led Castle Connolly research team.
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Castle Connolly publishes its Top Doctors list at castleconnolly.com and in a variety of print and online partner publications. Nominations are open to all board-certified MDs, DOs, and DPMs. The Castle Connolly team chooses honorees based on nominee criteria that includes their medical education, training, hospital appointments, and disciplinary histories.
Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor.