URiM Faculty

There have been several efforts to support and advance the careers of URiM faculty. Dr. Stone has worked with division chiefs on several recruitment and search committees. She has offered career advising and mentorship about academic promotion, research funding, leadership opportunities, and funding to assist with retention packages. As a member of the DOM Promotions Committee, Dr. Stone is an advocate for advancing the careers of URiM faculty who are being considered for promotion. As a senior faculty member with a national network, she is apprised of many opportunities that could potentially benefit URiM faculty, such as grants and career development awards, special conferences, and other events of interest, and distributes these to the DOM’s URiM faculty on a regular basis.

URiM Faculty Advancement

The Minority Faculty Development series serves as a monthly program led by Dr. Stone with content developed based on responses to the URiM faculty needs assessment. In addition, faculty career development efforts have focused on academic promotion, career enhancing strategies, and national opportunities.

NEW AND EARLY CAREER URIM FACULTY

We held our inaugural reception for new and early URiM faculty on January 12, 2022. This reception is a wonderful kick-off to a series of events that cater to enhancing the experience of our new early career URiM faculty within our community. The primary goals for future events are focused on creating a sense of belonging at BWH and increasing institutional knowledge. We anticipate workshops on academic promotion pathways, employing social media as a career enhancement tool, and social events such as forest bathing – a practice of being present and doing so in nature.

We convene approximately every 1–2 months with this group of faculty.

New URiM Faculty

NameDivisionFaculty AppointmentStart Date
Luciana Padhua Tavares, PhDPulmonary and Critical Care MedicineInstructor12/6/2023

NameDivisionFaculty Appointment
Omolabake Alabi, MBBS, MPHGeneral Internal Medicine and Primary CareInstructor
Mirghani Ali, MBBSGeneral Internal Medicine and Primary CareInstructor
Johann Bergholz, PhDMedical OncologyInstructor
Tinashe Chikowore, PhDChanning Division of Network MedicineInstructor
Caroline Cubbison, MDPalliative CareInstructor
Carlos Donado Parra, PhDRheumatology, Inflammation, and ImmunityInstructor
David Gross, MDCardiovascular MedicineInstructor, part-time
Javier Guevara Alvarez, MDGeneral Internal Medicine and Primary CareInstructor
Chester Hedgepeth, MD, PhDCardiovascular MedicineLecturer, part-time
Nasrien Ibrahim, MD, MPHCardiovascular MedicineInstructor
Christiana Iyasere, MDMedical OncologyAssistant Professor
Diana Lopez, MDCardiovascular MedicineInstructor
Dennis Munoz Vergara, DVM, PhDPreventive MedicineInstructor
Tafadzwa Muguwe, MD, MScGeneral Internal Medicine and Primary CareInstructor, part-time
Pedro Vianna, MDHematologyInstructor

Note: Those faculty in the Divisions of Medical Oncology or Palliative Medicine are based at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

NameDivisionFaculty Appointment
Mariana Acuna Aravena, PhDGastroenterology, Hepatology, and EndoscopyInstructor
Joaquin Bellmunt Molins, MDMedical OncologyAssociate Professor
Rhanderson Cardoso, MDCardiovascular MedicineMember of the Faculty
(*pending appointment to Assistant Professor)
Jorge Casal, MDGeneral Internal Medicine and Primary CareAssistant Professor
Ijeoma Eche, PhDMedical OncologyInstructor
Jorge Gomez Tejeda Zanudo, PhDMedical OncologyInstructor
Adriana Gonzalez, MDEndocrinology, Diabetes, and HypertensionInstructor
Kayoll Gyan, PhDMedical OncologyMember of the Faculty
Monique Hartley-Brown, MDMedical OncologyMember of the Faculty
Perla Macip Rodriguez, MDPalliative MedicineInstructor
Stephanie Mascia, MDGeneral Internal Medicine and Primary CareInstructor, part-time
Alexandre Pereira, MD, PhDAgingMember of the Faculty
Nicolette Juliana Rodriguez, MD, MPHGastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy; Cancer Genetics and Prevention (DFCI)Instructor
Jorge Romero, MDCardiovascular MedicineAssociate Professor
Norma Salazar, MDGeneral Internal Medicine and Primary CareInstructor
Michael Senter-Zapata, MDGeneral Internal Medicine and Primary CareInstructor, part-time
Rodrigo Valderrabano, MDEndocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension (Men’s Health)Member of the Faculty
(*pending appointment to Assistant Professor)

Note: Those faculty in the Divisions of Medical Oncology or Palliative Medicine are based at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

URiM Faculty Promotions

To Associate Professor

NameDivisionDate
Jorge Romero, MDCardiovascular Medicine11/1/2023

To Professor

NameDivisionDate
Jorge Chavarro, MD, ScDChanning Division of Network Medicine3/1/2023

To Associate Professor

NameDivisionDate
Cheryl Clark, MD, ScDGeneral Internal Medicine and Primary Care11/1/2022
Maureen Achebe, MBBSHematology2/1/2023
Alejandro Diaz, MD, MPHPulmonary and Critical Care Medicine9/1/2023

To Assistant Professor

NameDivisionDate
Narjust Florez, MDMedical Oncology10/1/2022
Margee Louisias, MD, MPHAllergy and Clinical Immunology1/1/2023
Ayobami Akenroye, MBChB, PhD, MPHAllergy and Clinical Immunology3/1/2023
Sylvan Baca, MD, PhDMedical Oncology3/1/2023
Temidayo Fadelu, MD, MPHMedical Oncology4/1/2023
Monique Hartley-Brown, MDMedical Oncology5/1/2023
Arielle Langer, MD, MPHHematology7/1/2023
Rhanderson Cardoso, MDCardiovascular Medicine9/1/2023
Rodrigo Valderrabano, MD, MSEndocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension9/1/2023
Note: Those faculty in the Divisions of Medical Oncology or Palliative Medicine are based at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

To Associate Professor

NameDivisionDate
Enrique Caballero-Robles, MDGlobal Health Equity10/1/2021
Bisola Ojikutu, MD, MPHGlobal Health Equity10/1/2021
Christopher Lathan, MD, MPH, MSMedical Oncology11/1/2021
Juan Casas Romero, MD, PhDAging12/1/2021
Nathan Connell, MD, MPHHematology2/1/2022
Nora Osman, MDGeneral Internal Medicine and Primary Care2/1/2022
Nadine McCleary, MD, MPHMedical Oncology4/1/2022

Note: Those faculty in the Divisions of Medical Oncology or Palliative Medicine are based at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

To Assistant Professor

NameDivisionDate
Lidia Minguez-Alarcon, PhD, MPHChanning Division of Network Medicine12/1/2021
Miguel Divo, MD, MPHPulmonary and Critical Care Medicine4/1/2022
Yohannes Mebratu, PhDPulmonary and Critical Care Medicine4/1/2022
Matthew Yuyun, PhDVeterans Administration Boston Healthcare System7/1/2022