After receiving 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, Dr. Vega completed her Internal Medicine training at the University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center in 1983. She has focused her career on practicing state-of-the-art clinical medicine and on developing patient-centered clinical programs.
Dr. Vega has served as 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 also 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 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai faculty in 2009.
In the News: Dr. Aida Vega discusses primary care in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up.