Claritza L. Ríos, MD


Claritza L. Ríos, MD, is the Director of the Palliative Experience at Call9. A dedicated physician with extensive experience in Emergency and Internal Medicine, Dr. Ríos found her calling specializing in Palliative Care. Dr. Ríos recognizes a profound need for palliative care services in high risk populations, such as residents of skilled nursing facilities, and focuses on the whole person and creating a treatment plan based on patient wishes and patient and family values.

Dr. Ríos attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine and trained in the Combined Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency at SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital where she practiced for over a decade. She became the Combined Residency Program Director and mentored dozens of medical students and residents before to moving to the San Francisco Bay Area where she was an Associate Professor at The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in the division of Palliative Medicine.