Diversity Council

About

The Weill Cornell Diversity Council (WCDC), co-chaired by the Associate Deans for Diversity and Inclusion, meets monthly and serves as a forum for students, faculty and administrative leadership. The departmental champions, faculty whom each department designates to lead diversity efforts, are welcome to attend these meetings. The organizational locus is the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which contributes its staffing and funding to the WCDC. Key functions of the WCDC include: integrating diversity initiatives across all groups at WCM, reviewing existing pipeline programs and developing new pipeline initiatives, reviewing existing policies and developing new policies, and serving as a platform where all groups can voice their concerns.

Diversity Council Members

Dean Augustine Choi, MD

Said Ibrahim, MD, MPH, MBA

Linnie Golightly, MD

Rache Simmons, MD, FACS

Joy Howell, MD

Marcus Lambert, PhD

Katherine Hajjar, MD

Nelson Sanchez, MD

Sheryl Orwell, JD

Jamal Lopez, JD

Angela Charter Lent

Heather Johnson, MS

Josue Barnes

Stephanie Pierre

Sahar Jalal, PhD

Andrea Procaccino, CMT

Julia Iyasera, MD, MBA

Elizabeth Omondi, MS

Department Diversity Champions

The primary role of the Diversity Champion is to work with their department chair to advance departmental diversity and inclusion goals by providing targeted programs and initiatives, and enhancing leadership awareness of the varied dimensions of diversity.

Anesthesiology

Danielle McCullough, MD

Biochemistry

Sushmita Mukherjee, PhD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Berhane Worku, MD

Cell and Developmental Biology 

(Pending)

Dermatology

Eva Kerby, MD

Emergency Medicine

Maria Lame, MD

Feil BMRI 

Teresa Milner, MD

Genetic Medicine

Dolan Sondhi, MD

Medicine

Susana Morales, MD

Microbiology and Immunology

Carl Nathan, MD

Neurology

Steven Karceski, MD

Neurosurgery

Caitlin Hoffman, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Tirsit Asfaw, MD

Wing Kay Fok, MD

Ophthalmology

Cristiano Oliveira, MD

Orthopedics

Joseph Lane, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Vicky Banuchi, MD

Pathology

Ethel Cesarman, MD, PhD

Pediatrics

Joy Deanna Howell, MD

Pharmacology

John Blenis, Ph.D

Physiology and Biophysics

Harel Weinstein, MD (Interim)

Population Health Sciences

Czarina Behrends, MD

Psychiatry

Jessica E Zonana, MD

Radiation Oncology

Higinia R. Cardenes Perera, MD, PhD

Radiology

Kemi Babagbemi, MD

Rehab Medicine

Dara Jones, MD

Reproductive Medicine

Joshua Stewart, MD

Surgery

Lisa Newman, MD

Samuel J. Wood Library & C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center

Diana Delgado, MLS, AHIP

Urology

Alfred Winkler, MD

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