As TACHC’s Director of Medical & Clinical Affairs, Dr. Roxana Cruz provides clinical leadership to TACHC programs, education, member support, and advocacy.
Dr. Cruz earned her undergraduate degree in Bacteriology and Public Health at Washington State University and her M.D. at New York Medical College in 1995. She has been committed to working for and with underserved & vulnerable populations throughout her career, both in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Cruz is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians; she also holds a Certificate in Clinical Tropical Medicine & Travelers’ Health.
Her career in FQHC’s started as physician and Medical Director at Los Barrios Unidos in Dallas, moving to work in NYC with Homeless (330h) populations, and then at Ryan-NENA CHC, where she focused her work with patients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. In 2007 she returned to Texas to work at Community Health Services Agency as Medical Director. Additionally, she was selected for the ‘Rural Health Fellow’ program by the National Rural Health Association to articulate a clear and compelling vision for rural America in 2015.
Prior to joining TACHC, Dr. Cruz served as the Medical Director for a hospital-owned 501a, practicing and supervising three Rural Health Centers in Greenville, Texas, where she was Chief of Medical Staff between 2015-2017 and was the Medical Director of the Hospital District’s newly developed ACO. She serves on various non-profit Boards, all of which are devoted to education and/or health equity.