Director, Center for Health Policy and Programs

Angel  Mendoza,  MD

Dr. Angel Mendoza is Director of Health Policy at The New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Mendoza is a public health physician administrator who has devoted his entire career to serving and advocating for under-represented and vulnerable communities, specifically immigrant populations and those with special needs and developmental disabilities, mental health issues, and victims of abuse and neglect.

As Assistant Commissioner for the NYC Administration for Children’s Services, he was the first physician to assume a top leadership position in the agency and was the first Medical Director of the largest City Child Welfare agency in the country. He oversaw all clinical operations and health-related programs and services, and through creative restructuring and financing initiated numerous policy changes, program start-ups and service modifications to improve the lives of children in the child welfare, foster care, and the juvenile justice system.
He started his career in New York City as Chief Medical Officer of the New York City Early Intervention (EI) Program in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, a $400 M program providing free services to 17,000 NYC children (0 to 3 years old) with developmental disabilities. He later served as regional Medical Director for a health district in Northern Atlanta. Immediately before coming to the Academy, he was the Medical Director of District II’s Wellness, Comprehensive Assessment, Rehabilitation and Employment (We CARE) Program at Fedcap, a program that targets age-, physical- and mental health-related barriers to employment.

In 2009, the American Academy of Pediatrics honored him with the Local Hero Award for Community Pediatrics, which recognizes pediatricians who are leaders through community action and advocacy for children in their local communities. 

Dr. Mendoza is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York University/Bellevue. He is board certified in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and received his education from the University of the Philippines and Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health.

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