Medical Director, Brownsville Multi-Service Family Health Center
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For personifying limitless potential
Dr. Adam Aponte, a board certified pediatrician, became medical director of BMS in December 2008. He is a graduate of City College of the City University of New York and Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Before joining the BMS family, Dr. Aponte was the medical director at the North General Diagnostic & Treatment Center. His tenure in health care is extensive and includes: associate director of minority affairs (now associate director for recruitment & retention) at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, chair of pediatrics for North General Hospital, and chairman of the Ambulatory Care Department at North General Hospital. Dr. Aponte was named one of Crain’s New York Business Magazine "40 under 40" rising stars in 2005 and he also began a session called "Medical Mondays with Dr. Aponte" which broadcasted on a local New York City Radio Station.
Dr. Aponte has focused much of his clinical activities on addressing the many health disparities witnessed in our underserved communities and educating our communities about the importance of preventive care and being better consumers of health care. Dr. Aponte continues to challenge his colleagues to reach back into underserved and Minority communities to serve as role models and mentors and help insure that others attain their full potential and reach their life’s dream as he has.
Dr. Aponte was a Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholarship recipient from 1990 to 1993.