Lisa Navracruz, MD, FAAFP, AAHIVS, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine in the Center for Medical Education, serves as a bridge for Case Medical Students between their core academic studies and clinical experiences in the community. Since 2004, her clinical practice has been focused on HIV Primary Care at Care Alliance, through HRSA’s Ryan White and Health Care for the Homeless grant programs.
Dr. Navracruz has been the Medical Director for Case’s Interprofessional Student Run Health Clinic since 2012, and in 2016 she joined the faculty at Case to lead the Early Patient Based Programs, shifting her teaching focus from Family Medicine Residents to preclinical level Medical Students. In this role, she coordinates the teaching of Physical Diagnosis skills and coordinates the Community Patient Care Preceptor Program, which matches Medical Students with practicing Physicians to work with patients in outpatient settings. She joined the Center for Community Health Integration in 2018 by taking on the role of Faculty Lead for the Urban Health Pathway at Case.
A lifelong Clevelander, Dr. Navracruz welcomes the chance to introduce students to the joys and rewards of building relationships with and providing high-quality care to medically vulnerable patients in her hometown. She believes that working inter-professionally and across an agency, boundaries provide sustenance to that challenging goal.