Susana Rita Morales, M.D.

Internal Medicine
Susana Morales

I feel incredibly fortunate to have work that I love, because I get to take care of people, teach and nurture young medical students and residents, and advocate for what I believe in.My work with patients is my driving force and nourishment.They have taught me about the power of perseverance and courage and faith.

Dr. Morales was born and raised in New York. She attended public schools and then Harvard University where she received her A.B. degree in Biology. She obtained her medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and did her residency training in Internal Medicine at the Presbyterian Hospital of the City of New York. She joined the faculty of the Division of General Medicine at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in 1989, and served as an Assistant Division Director for Education and Training, coordinated primary care educational efforts, and co-directed a student course focused on psychosocial issues in medicine. She joined the Weill Cornell/NewYork- Presbyterian Hospital faculty in 1998 and is now Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and the Associate Chair for Educational Affairs in the Department of Medicine. She is the Associate Director of the Housestaff Training Program.. She served as a member of the governing Council of the Society of General Internal Medicine from 2000-2003, was a member of the Commonwealth Fund's "Bettering the Health of Minority Americans" Advisory Board. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Columbia University Institute on Medicine as a Profession Physician Advocacy Fellowship, as well as a member of the Boards of Directors of Public Health Solutions, the United Hospital Fund, and of the Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation. She is the recipient of numerous honors, including the J. James Smith Memorial Award presented annually by the NewYork-Weill Cornell housestaff to a member of the attending staff who exemplifies the qualities of Teacher, Scholar, and Physician; and of the National Medical Fellowships Community Service Award, presented for extraordinary commitment in the area of public health.

Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • AETNA [HMO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • AETNA [PPO]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CIGNA
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]

Publications

Publications

Morales, S. “Where should general medicine stand on affirmative action?” Society of General Internal Medicine Forum. 1997; 20(5):2-9.

Morales, S. “Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency Threatened.” Society of General Internal Medicine Forum. 2001; 24(5).
 
Morales, S. “Latino Health Issues” in Bigby, J. ed. Cross-cultural Medicine, Philadelphia: American College of Physicians, 2003.
 
Morales, S. “Immigrant Health”, in King, TE, ed.  Medical Management of Vulnerable & Underserved Patients: Principles, Practice, Population, Lange, 2006.
 
Clark LT. Browne RC. Kokolis R. White M. Morales S. “Health Disparities and Cardiovascular Disease” in Clark LT, ed.  Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes, McGraw Hill, 2006.

Honors and Awards

  • National Merit Scholarship Finalist,1978
  • Radcliffe College Honorary National Scholarship, 1978
  • Elizabeth Cady Agassiz Certificate of Merit, Harvard University, 1982
  • Dudley House Book Prize, Harvard University, 1982
  • Aura E. Severinghaus Award, National Medical Fellowships and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1986
  • Kaiser Family Foundation Award, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1986
  • Black and Latin Students Organization Faculty Recognition Award, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1989, 1990
  • Ambulatory Medicine Teacher of the Year, Division of General Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1994
  • Gender Equity Award, American Medical Women's Association, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1995
  • Black and Latin Students Organization Teacher of the Year, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1996, 1997
  • "Golden Apple" Award, Clinician Educator of the Year, Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Atlantic Region, 1998
  • Outstanding Service Award,    Black and Latin Students Organization, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1998
  • J. James Smith Memorial Award Presented Annually by the Medical Housestaff to a member of the Attending Staff who exemplifies the qualities of Teacher, Scholar, and Physician; Department of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 1999
  • National Medical Fellowships 1999 Community Service Award, presented for extraordinary commitment in the area of public health, 1999