Gary C Butts, MD
- DEAN FOR DIVERSITY PROGRAMS, POLICY, AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS | Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- CHIEF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION OFFICER FOR THE MOUNT SINAI HEALTH SYSTEM
- PROFESSOR | Medical Education
- PROFESSOR | Pediatrics
- PROFESSOR | Environmental Medicine & Public Health
Dr. Butts is currently Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Mount Sinai Health System and Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Programs, Policy and Community Affairs for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In these roles, Dr. Butts is responsible for oversight, management and integration of all aspects of diversity programs and policies for the Mount Sinai Health System to ensure diversity and inclusion as an integral core institutional value and resource across the health system, including the medical and graduate schools, graduate medical education and the Mount Sinai Hospitals Group.
Dr. Butts holds joint appointments as Professor with tenure in the Departments of Pediatrics, Medical Education, and Preventive Medicine and has been an integral member of the senior leadership team at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai since 1998. He has spent over 3 decades providinghealthcare services to East and Central Harlem residents and the past 15 years developing and spearheading efforts to improve and sustain racial, ethnic and gender diversity across all levels of education, training, and faculty for the School of Medicine. Since 2004, he has directed the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA), which has been recognized as a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Center of Excellence for Minority Health. Under his leadership, the medical school has become one of the most diverse student bodies among US private medical schools and Mount Sinai has doubled the percent of Black and Latino faculty and housestaff. Dr. Butts has held regional and national leadership positions with the Association of American Medical Colleges and Associated Medical Schools of New York, among other professional organizations and as trustee for the Jewish Home Lifecare System, chairs their diversity committee. He has been acknowledged for his leadership and service by the Network Journal Top Black Doctors in New York Metro Area recognition on several occasions; by the National Association of Minority Medical Educators with the Distinguished Service to Health Award; and by the National Hispanic Health Foundation for Leadership for Improving the Health of Hispanic Communities.
American Board of Pediatrics
Multi-Disciplinary Training AreasClinical Research Education Program [CLR], Public Health [PH]
MD, Cornell University Medical College
Residency, Pediatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital
Residency, Pediatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship, Peds. Ambulato. Care, Mount Sinai Hospital
- Diversity in Medical Education
- Minority Health and Health Disparities
- Health Careers Education
- Minority Faculty Development
- Culture and Health
- Clinical and Cultural Competence Assessment in Medical Education using Standardized Patients
Jandorf L, Fatone A, Borker PV, Levin M, Esmond WA, Brenner B, Butts G, Redd WH. Creating Alliances to Improve Cancer Prevention and Detection Among Urban Medically Underserved Minority Groups. Cancer 2006 September; 107(8): 20043-20051.
Sherman L, Butts G, Foley M. A Method for Measuring Cultural Behavior in the Clinical Setting. Ann Behav Sci Med Edu 2006 Spring; 12(1).
Dettenborn L, DuHamel K, Butts G, Thompson H, Jandorf L. Cancer Fatalism and its demographic correlates among African American and Hispanic women: Effects on cancer screening adherence. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 2005 October; 22(4).
Foley M, Butts G, Poliandro E. An Innovative Course in Culture and Medicine: Culture, Illness and Community Health. Ann Behavioral Science and Medical Education 2003; 9(1).
Cukor J, Fairbrother G, Tassi A, Butts GC, Friedman S. Quality oversight for Medicaid managed care plans: Impact on providers. J Public Health Management and Practice 2002 September; 8(5): 1-10.
Sun WS, Sangweni NB, Butts GC, Merlino M. Factors Affecting Immunization Status of College Students in New York City. Social Work in Health Care 2001; 3(1): 87-100.
Fairbrother G, Hanson KL, Butts GC, Friedman S. Managed Care Plan attributes, provider type and quality of preventive care for children enrolled in Medicaid. Ambulatory Pediatrics 2001; 1(6): 21-28.
Fairbrother G, Siegel MJ, Friedman S, Kory PD, Butts GC. Impact of Financial Incentives on Immunization Rates in the Inner City: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Ambulatory Pediatrics 2001; 1(4): 10-16.
Hanson KL, Butts GC, Friedman S, Fairbrother G. Physician Credentials and Practices Associated with Chilhood Immunization Rates: Private Practices Pediatricians Serving Poor Children in New York City. Journal of Urban Health 2001; 78(1): 112-124.
Fairbrother , Friedman , Butts , Cukor , Tassi . Problems with Quality Monitoring for Medicaid Managed Care: Perceptions of Institutional and Private Providers in NYC. J Urban Health 2001; 77(4): 573-591.