Ramon Tallaj, M.D.


Dr. Ramon Tallaj is the Chairman of the Board of SOMOS Community Care, which he founded in 2015, as the only physician-led performance provider system participating in New York State’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP). Dr. Tallaj oversees SOMOS’ network of nearly 3,500 health care providers and over 650,000 patients from largely underserved communities across New York City, including many Asian and Hispanic immigrants – populations that face unique health challenges.

Dr. Tallaj has led numerous health care missions to the Caribbean over the course of his career, including most recently a delegation of SOMOS bilingual network physicians and specialists from New York to Puerto Rico in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The delegation delivered care in remote areas of Puerto Rico that suffered from lack of adequate care even before the hurricane. Dr. Tallaj hails from the Dominican Republic.

After great success as a physician in the Dominican Republic , Dr. Tallaj moved to New York City where he completed his Internship in Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital. He obtained his American Board of Internal Medicine Certification that same year. Dr. Tallaj established his private practice in Washington Heights in 1997 where he continues to serve his community and actively participates in a variety of charitable institutions dedicated to improving the lives of all New Yorkers.

Dr. Tallaj has served as Chairman of the Board of Balance Accountable Care Organization (2012-present); Attending Physician Department of Medicine Mount Sinai Hospital (2012-present); Chairman of the Youth Community Development Board for the Sports Commission of New York City (2002-2006), and Medical Director of the Latin American Initiative, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, since December 2006.

  • Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña, M.P.H. (Magna Cum Laude)
  • City & State Inaugural Health Care Power 50 list
  • Honoree, AHHE Physician Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Honroee, Best Doctor of the Year Continuum Hospital
  • Honoree, Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Areas of Expertise

  • Internal Medicine
  • Health Administration
  • PCMH Implementation