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  • Hugo Morales

Member of Board of Trustees/CUNY

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HUGO M. MORALES, M.D., DPN-P, F.A.P.A., originally appointed by Governor Pataki in June 2002 as a trustee of the Board of The City University of New York, Dr. Morales was reappointed by Governor Spitzer in October 2007.
Dr. Morlaes was the Medical Director of the Bronx Mental Health Center, which he established and organized in 1965 in order to provide innovative, comprehensive ambulatory mental health care services to low-income minority patients of the Bronx and other boroughs from 1965 to 1999.
Previously, Dr. Morales was Junior Psychiatrist at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens (1961-62), Senior Psychiatrist at Manhattan State Hospital in Wards Island (1963-65), and Director of the Department of Psychiatry at St. Francis Hospital in the Bronx (1966). Dr. Morales is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, as well as the American College of Forensic Examiners. Dr. Morales received his Medical Degree from the University of Santo Domingo.
Dr. Morales was Chairman of the Dominican Board of the Governor's Office for Hispanic Affairs, from 1984 to 1992, and serves as member on the Hispanic Federation Committee, the New York State Department of Health Medical Advisory Committee, the Governor's Task Force on Rape and Sexual Assault, and the Hostos Community College Advisory Board.
Dr. Morales was a member of the Blue Ribbon Panel of the New York City Board of Education in 1987, and the President of the Bronx County Medical Society in 1985, President of A.P.A. (Bronx Psychiatric) Society, Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Society, Founder and Chairman of the Dominican-American Foundation, and recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 1996.

Dr. Morales is Vice Chair of the Board's Standing Committee on Academic Policy, Program, and Research.