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Aida Vega

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, General Internal Medicine
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Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

  • MD, Boston University

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    Tufts University School of Medicine

  • Internship, Psychiatry
    Boston V.A. Medical Center

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Univ. of Connecticut Health Ctr.

Biography

    Dr. Aida Vega  is Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Mount Sinai Faculty Practice Associates, Primary Care Program.

    Dr. Aida Vega, MD, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from New York University in 1975 and her Medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 1980.   She completed her Internal Medicine training at the University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center in 1983.  Dr. Vega has focused her career on practicing state of the art clinical medicine and on developing patient-centered clinical programs.  She has been the Medical Director of large clinical practices, initially at the Mount Sinai/University of Connecticut outpatient services from 1983-1993 and later at the University of Florida Tower Hill Internal Medicine from 1997-2009.   She served as Chief of the Division of Internal Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.  Dr. Vega has held leadership positions for training medical students and residents, including Director of Ambulatory training at the Mount Sinai/University of Connecticut Ambulatory services from 1983-1993 and as the Director of Generalist Education at the University of Florida College of Medicine from 1993-1997.  She has received several ambulatory teaching awards and has been elected by her peers for inclusion in the Best Doctors in America on 10 different occasions.  She joined the Mount Sinai School of Medicine faculty in 2009.

    In the News: Dr. Aida Vega discusses primary care in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Vega did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2013 and/or 2014: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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