Dr. Riquelme is currently an Associate Professor, New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY; Director, Center for Swallowing and Speech-Language Pathology, New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY; and Director, Barrique Speech-Language Pathology, PC. He completed his M.S. at Columbia University and his Ph.D. at The Graduate Center, CUNY.
Luis has authored articles on dysphagia, multiculturalism, cultural competence, leadership and quality improvement. He has presented locally and nationally. He has been on several local and national boards and committees. Chair of the New York State Board for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Co-Chair of the National Aphasia Association’s Multicultural Task Force. He is Past Chair of the ASHA Multicultural Issues Board, Immediate Past Chair of the ASHA PAC Board and Past President of the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In 1992, he co-founded the Hispanic Caucus for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. His passions include: the American Board on Swallowing & Swallowing Disorders, which at present he is Vice-Chair, and the National Foundation for Swallowing Disorders.
Luis became an ASHA Fellow in 2009 and in 2006 he received ASHA’s Certificate of Recognition for Special Contributions in Multicultural Affairs. In 2001 he received NYSSLHA’s Distinguished Service Award.