His military assignments included serving as Deputy Chief and later as Chief of the Neuroscience & Rehabilitation Center, Dwight Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC). At the EAMC he participated in the clinical education of medical students, residents and post-doctoral trainees, acted as the Neuroscience representative on the Institutional Review Board and was part of a team dedicated to growing a program to promote neuroscience research.
His academic and research interests focus on the areas of traumatic brain injury and epileptogenesis in post-traumatic epilepsy. Under the mentorship of Drs. Solomon L. Moshé and Nathalie Jetté, in 2019 he completed a Master of Science in Clinical Research Methods through the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Clinical Research Training Program. Through the support of his mentors, his present work focuses on developing solutions for overcoming barriers in recruitment for, and implementation of neurologic, critical care and epilepsy research.
Doctor | Veteran | Researcher | Community Leader
As the research fellow for the Public Engagement Core of The Epilepsy Bioinformatics Study for Antiepileptogenic Therapy (EpiBioS4Rx), Dr. Correa works with a consortium of researchers, clinicians, patient organization representatives, patients, and caretakers in TBI and Epilepsy to promote and enhance public involvement in future treatment trials.
His clinical neurology work at Montefiore Medical Center includes inpatient general neurology, neurohospitalist and epilepsy services. Additionally, he supports the NYC Health Hospitals (Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx) as an epilepsy attending in their clinical neurophysiology lab.
Administratively, he serves as the Deputy Chief of Neurology at the Montefiore Medical Center. After Neurology residency at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, he served in the US Army Medical Corps advancing to the rank of Major and received numerous decorations and awards throughout 8 years of active duty service.
In support of his interest in community outreach and volunteering, Dr. Correa joined a Neurology mission to the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest where he and his team evaluated and treated a total of 115 patients with neurological complaints, most of whom came from urban and rural areas of the Napo Province and none of whom had access to neurological care. Prior to that, he volunteered as Medical Translator for a Pediatric Cardiology mission to Guayaquil, Ecuador. He plans to continue to support local and international efforts to bridge the healthcare gap in underserved communities.
Professional Societies / Organizations
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
2019 Diversity Leadership Program
2019 – Present, AAN Leadership Alumni Newsletter workgroup
2020 AAN Patient-Public Engagement Task Force
American Epilepsy Society (AES)
2017 – 2019, AES Fellows/Jr Investigators Committee
International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE)
2017 – Present, Coordinator and assistant to Dr. Moshé, ILAE Task Force on Traumatic Brain Injury and Antiepileptogenesis
National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)
2016 – Present, Council of Young Professions
Non-profit board member
Bond Street Dojo (New York Aikido Society)
Medical mission epilepsy clinical team member
6th Neurological Mission 2014 to Tena, Ecuador | 28 July - 01 August
He and his team evaluated a total of 115 patients with neurological complaints. Most of the patients were from urban and rural areas of the Napo Province. Of the total number of patients evaluated, 104 had epilepsy, 51% were under 12 years old. A total of 40 EEGs were performed, as well as 10+ CT scans. Medications were available continuously free of charge in the local hospital pharmacy.