Warria A. Esmond, MD

Medical Director, Settlement Health

Dr. Esmond joined Settlement Health (a federally qualified health center in East Harlem) in 2004, where she serves as the organization’s Chief Medical Officer. In this role, she supervises the health center’s clinical staff, is responsible for recruiting and retaining medical staff and chairs it quality assurance/performance improvement program. She leads key health center growth and improvement initiatives including JCAHO accreditation, Emergency Preparedness (including Meaningful Use), and Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition, and she is central to current DSRIP activities. Prior to her current position, Dr. Esmond served for 13 years as the Director of Woman Care (Ambulatory Women’s Health Center), Attending Physician in the Department of OB/GYN at North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove and OB/GYN Preceptor in the Family Practice Residency Program. In addition to her participation on PCDC’s Board of Directors, she serves as a board member on an NIH-funded Translational Research Community Board at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, chairs the Clinical Committee for the Community Health Center Association for New York State (CHCANYS), and serves on the CHCANYS Board of Directors. Dr. Esmond received both her BA and MD from Cornell University/Weill Medical College of Cornell University and completed her OB/GYN residency training at The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center.