Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD, AGAF

Councillor-At-Large, American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD, AGAF, received her medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) School of Medicine, San Juan, where she also completed her residency in internal medicine. She completed her gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. Additionally, Dr. Cruz-Correa received her PhD in clinical investigation from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Dr. Cruz-Correa’s research focuses on gastroenterological oncology. She is the Scientific Director at the UPR Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as the director of the Clinical Cancer Genetics Program at UPR Medical Sciences campus. In addition to her research work, Dr. Cruz-Correa focuses much of her time on mentoring future generations of gastroenterologists.

Dr. Cruz-Correa has been an active member on AGA committees for nearly 20 years. She served as the chair of the AGA Career Advisory Program, as well as the AGA Women’s Committee. In 2011, Dr. Cruz-Correa was appointed as a chair of the National Cancer Advisory Board by President Obama. In May 2016, Dr. Cruz-Correa was elected to the AGA Institute Governing Board as at-large councillor.