Originally from Dominican Republic where she obtained her medical degree, Dr. Diaz did her internal medicine residency and fellowship training in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Upon completion, she joined the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, where she is an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Diaz has a major interest in sleep education and became director of the sleep medicine fellowship training program at the University of Maryland, where she mentor sleep fellows during their fellowship year.
Following her interest in sleep education, Dr. Diaz also organized and is course director of the Maryland Sleep Boot Camp, which provides since 2013 an annual two-day intensive core lecture series course attended by the sleep medicine fellows of the Baltimore/DC area programs, along with other local health professionals interested in the field.
Dr. Diaz in interested in all aspects of sleep medicine. Of particular interest is the non invasive ventilatory management of sleep hypoventilation and chronic respiratory failure in general, and in neuromuscular patients in particular. As co-director of the Maryland ALS Center of Excellence she also studies and manages sleep disorders in this population of patients.
Dr. Diaz’s hobbies include reading and personal finance.