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Efrain Acosta-Leon was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He completed his Pre-Medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus. During this time, he had the opportunity to participate in a biology exchange program at Louisiana State University. These experiences helped him develop a strong interest in the sciences, mainly wanting to apply that knowledge to help people. 


He completed medical school at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico, in 2004. Then, he transitioned to another year of US clinical training through the Fifth Pathway Program at New York Medical College in 2005. After completing his medical degree and having so many multicultural experiences, he concentrated his interest in understanding the human mind and mental health disorders to pursue a career in psychiatry.


Dr. Efrain Acosta-Leon trained at Harlem Hospital Center/Columbia University, completing his residency in General Psychiatry. He later transitioned to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital/Elmhurst Hospital, completing his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship. 

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In 2014, Dr. Acosta-Leon moved with his family to Florida and has since worked in different clinical settings. He has worked at various inpatient psychiatric facilities, outpatient clinics, IOP, and PHP programs. He worked at JFK North Hospital in West Palm Beach for five years and then at Coral Shores Behavioral Health Hospital in Stuart for three years. He developed a wraparound service with the 19th Judicial Circuit and is the psychiatrist for the Martin County Mental Health Court Program. Currently, Dr. Acosta-Leon is working as Chief Medical Officer of New Horizons of the Treasure Coast. As a dedicated psychiatrist working at different levels of care and with diverse populations, he feels motivated by the chance to alleviate suffering and improve the quality of life for his patients.




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