Dr. Rafael A. Lantigua, a Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, has made significant strides in community health since joining the faculty in 1980. A graduate of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, his work transcends the hospital walls, focusing on the health of aging minorities and striving to reduce health disparities. His leadership roles, including Director of Community Service Programs and Co-Director of the Community Engagement Core Resource, highlight his dedication to community service.
He has been pivotal in the establishment of CALME and the Columbia Center for the Health of Urban Minorities, which have shifted the research paradigm to include community-based studies. His efforts in community health are not only a service to the present but a lasting legacy for the future of healthcare in urban communities.
He works in the internal medicine department.
Dr. Rafael works at - NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
Dr. Rafael specializes in diseases and treatments such as internal medicine.