Mara M. Minguez, MD

Adolescent Medicine
Treats Children
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Mara Minguez, MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the Mailman School of Public Health and is board-certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. She is a clinical preceptor at a school-based health center located in a busy Bronx high school, where she is responsible for the clinical care of adolescents as well as the teaching of medical students, pediatric residents, and adolescent medicine fellows.

She has been involved in research evaluations that have demonstrated the impact of school-based health centers on reproductive health and preventive care services in adolescents in New York City and has conducted a comprehensive evaluation of school-based health centers in the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Minguez currently serves a small-group preceptor and faculty for the Foundations of Clinical Medicine course and is a research mentor for the Program for Global and Population Health at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.

Additionally, Dr. Minguez is the Medical Director of the Lang Youth Medical Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital, a 6-year medical enrichment program for underserved junior/high school students in the Washington Heights/Inwood community in New York City. In this role, she advises regarding curriculum, coordinates partnerships with professional organ­izations, and oversees program evaluation.

The wellbeing of medically underserved adolescents and the increase of minority representation in the medical field are a few examples of Dr. Minguez's focus, inspiration, and passion.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Population and Family Health

Administrative Titles

  • Assistant Chief Medical Officer, Community Affairs
  • Medical Director, Lang Youth Medical Program, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Spanish


  • Female

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  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Tulane University School of Medicine - LA
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: Nyack Hospital
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Adolescent Medicine