‘Hello, and welcome’ to Upstate’s new president

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Sources: Creole Institute at Indiana University, department of languages at Syracuse University

Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD

Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD

Upstate Medical University’s new president, Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, is a native of Haiti who immigrated to the United States in 1962 and who speaks multiple languages. When you meet her, surprise her by saying “hello, and welcome” in a language other than English.

This article appears in the spring 2016 issue of Upstate Health magazine.

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