Edwin is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) with a Community Health Nurse (CHNP) practitioner degree. He is also a Ph.D. candidate at Binghamton University, where his doctoral work focuses on the social determinants of health and its impact on diabetes management. Currently, his practice is primarily with patients diagnosed with diabetes in the outreach program at Montefiore Medical Center. The program is comprised of three clinics located in Washington Heights, Inwood, and the South Bronx. He also practices at the Fleischer Institute for Diabetes and Metabolism at Montefiore Einstein. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he was on the frontline as one of the first providers to work at a monoclonal antibody clinic in the Bronx, NY. In addition, he served on various panels related to COVID-19, educating the community on the pandemic, vaccine development, vaccination efforts, and its evolvement.
On a national level, Edwin is a founding member of the Diversity Committee and Health Policy Committee for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). In addition, Edwin is quoted nationally on diabetes and health disparities topics for various news media outlets. At Binghamton, Edwin mentors’ countless students interested in nursing and allied health fields. Binghamton University administration recently recognized Edwin as a stellar mentor and awarded him the Edward Weisband Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service.
Locally, Edwin serves on the community board 9 of Manhattan as the health and environmental committee co-chair, volunteers his professional services to P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. Harlem, a tenant and affordable housing advocacy organization, and is the President of the Hamilton Heights Tenants’ Association. Edwin Torres sits on the Board of P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. Harlem.