LEAD Cohort 2019-20 Alumni

Monique Barros De Araujo, MD, MPH
Resident, Pediatrics- Categorical

Brindha Bavan, MD
Fellow, Obstetrics & Gynecology Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Benjamin Belai, MD
Resident, Stanford University

Adjoa Boateng, MD, MPH
Fellow, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine

Christian Bolanos, MD
Fellow, Nephrology

Jiwoon Chang, MD
Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Roy Collins, MD, MPH
Resident, General Psychiatry Residency

Roxana Daneshjou, MD, PhD
Resident, Dermatology

Parastou Fatemi, MD
Resident, Neurosurgery

Simran Gambhir, MD
Resident, Pediatrics

Mehreen Iqbal, MD
Fellow, Pediatric Cardiology

Michael Joseph, MD, MPH
Resident, Pediatrics

Sherry Kim, MD
Fellow, Pediatric Anesthesiology

Blair Lowery, MD
Resident, General Surgery

Cassie Ann Ludwig, MD, MS
Resident, Ophthalmology

Raquel Lyn, MD
Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Erica Martinez, MD
Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Bradford Nguyen, MD
Resident, Pediatrics

Clarice Nguyen, MD
Resident, Pediatrics/Anesthesiology

Angela M. Niemi, MD
Resident, Pediatrics

Flavio Oliveira, MD, PhD
Resident, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Ruzan Orkusyan, MD, MPH
Resident, Pediatrics

John Wesley Patton III, MD, MBA
Resident, Anesthesiology

Rose Noelle Pineda, MD, MPH
Resident, Pediatrics

Angela Primbas, MD
Resident, Internal Medicine - Categorical

Helen Pu, MD
Resident, Pediatrics

Sameer Rehman, MD, MBA
Fellow, Interventional Radiology

Gladys M. Rodriguez, MD
Fellow, Hematology/Oncology

Ayelet Rosenthal, MD, MSc
Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Monica Osbelia Ruiz, MD, MPH
Fellow, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Marjahna Segers, MD
Fellow, Anesthesiology CCM

Brandon Seminatore, MD, PhD
Resident, Child Neurology

Quaovi Sodji, MD, PhD
Resident, Radiation Oncology

Isha Srivastava, MD, PhD
Resident, Child Neurology

Joanna Hsou-Wei Tu, MD
Resident, Dermatology

Hannah Valino, MD, MPH
Resident, Pediatrics

Debra Yeh, MD
Resident, Pediatrics

Presentation Topics

2020 Diversity & Inclusion Forum

Minority Tax: Accounting for the Burden of Being a Representative

Adjoa Boateng, MD, MPH, Anne Chen, MD, Roxana Daneshjou, MD, PhD, Angela Niemi, MD, Carlos Ayala, MD, PhD, Ekene Enemchukwu, MD, MPH, Reena Thomas, MD, PhD, Peter Poullos, MD, Jessica Gold, MD, MS, Michelle Brooks, C-TAGME

The Perks of Not Being a Wallflower: Practical Skills for Allyship in Medicine

Brindha Bavan, MD, Michael Joseph, MD, MPH, Noelle Pineda, MD, MPH, Marjahna Segers, MD, Brandon Seminatore, MD, Esmeralda Morales, MD, Moises Gallegos, MD, MPH, Kim Hoang, MD

Cultivating Equity in Career Advancement: From Mentorship to Sponsorship

Simran Gambhir, MD, Blair Lowery, MD, Flavio Oliveira, MD, PhD, John Patton, MD, MBA, Ashley Rawls, MD, MS, Hannah Valino, MD, MPH, Belinda Bandstra, MD, MA, Timothy Cornell, MD, AJ Fletcher, BA, Bianca Velasquez, and Isheeta Zalpuri, MD

A Weapon and a Wound: Using Privilege to Combat Bias

Cassie Ludwig, MD, MS, Clarice Nguyen, MD, Ayelet Rosenthal, MD, MSc, Bradford Nguyen, MD, Christian Bolanos, MD, Raquel Lyn, MD, Ripal Shah, MD, MPH, Takudzwa Shumba, MD, MPH, Courtney Wusthoff, MD, MS, Becky Blankenburg, MD, MPH


Difficult Conversations: When, Why and How to Tackle Uncomfortable Moments in the Workplace

Benjamin Belai, MD, Sherry Kim, MD, Angela Primbas, MD, Monica Osbelia Ruiz, MD, MPH, Quaovi Sodji, MD, PhD, Isha Srivastava, MD, PhD, Whitney Chadwick, MD, Tamara Dunn, MD, Travis Reece-Nguyen, MD, MPH, Carrie Johnson, MBA

Breaking Habits: Strategies for Countering Unconscious Bias

Helen Pu, MD, Parastou Fatemi, MD, Monique Barros De Araujo, MD, MPH, Roy Collins, MD, MPH, Kirbi Yelorda, MD, Sameer Rehman, MD, MBA, Mehreen Iqbal, MD, Xinshu She, MD, Wendy Caceres, MD, Cynthia Campen, MD, Charlene Larson, C-TAGME, Felipe Perez, MD

Breaking Down the Notion of “Otherness” to combat Imposter Syndrome and Burnout

Erica Martinez, MD, Ruzan Orkusyan, MD, MPH, Gladys Rodriguez, MD, Jiwoon Chang, MD, Joanna Tu, MD, Debra Yeh, MD, Lourdes Eguiguren, MD, Nirali Vora, MD, Neda Kharrazi, PsyD, Al’ai Alvarez, MD

3rd Annual Diversity & Inclusion Forum

On October 9, 2020, the 3rd Annual Diversity & Inclusion Forum was held virtually highligting innovative workshops developed by our pediatric residents, fellows, and educational mentors who have participated in the 2019-20 LEAD Program. The event was an enriching opportunity for faculty, fellows, residents, students, postdocs, and staff to learn tools and strategies to enable participants to become effective change agents for diversity and inclusion in medical education.