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Maria Portela Maria Portela
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management (Secondary)

Office Phone: 202-741-2920
Email: Email
Department: Emergency Medicine


  • BS, Arizona State University, Main Campus, 2006
  • MD, Ponce School of Medicine, 2010
  • MPH, T Chan Harvard School of Public Health, 2014


Dickerman J, Sánchez J, Portela-Martinez M, Roldan E. Leadership and Academic Medicine: Preparing Medical Students and Residents to Be Effective Leaders for the 21st Century. MedEdPORTAL. 2018;(14). doi:10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10677

Portela M, Sommers BD. On the Outskirts of National Health Reform: A Comparative Assessment of Health Insurance and Access to Care in Puerto Rico and the United States. The Milbank Quarterly. 2015;93(3):584-608. doi:10.1111/1468-0009.12138

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

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