The role of the Mount Sinai Health System Office for Diversity and Inclusion supports the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) in embracing diversity and inclusion as key drivers for excellence and innovation for unrivaled healthcare service delivery, medical and health education, and research.
The ODI has three divisions: Patricia S. Levinson Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA), Corporate Health System Affairs (CHSA), and the Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE). While each ODI division has a specific area of responsibility they are all involved with strategic thinking, planning, and management, and when appropriate, programmatic activity. Visit ODI to learn more about the resources, programs, and activities that support diversity and inclusion at MSHS
ODI Executive Leadership
Gary Butts, MD, Chief Diversity Officer and Dean for Diversity Policy, Programs, and Community Affairs leads the ODI. The executive leadership team includes Dr. Butts, Ann-Gel Palermo, DrPH, MPH, Chief Program Officer and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in Biomedical Education and Pamela Abner, MPA Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is committed to promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion in our educational, research, clinical, community service, and community collaboration environments.
We are committed to increasing and sustaining the representation of individuals from groups underrepresented in medicine and science, with particular focus on women, LGBTQ-identified, Black and Latino students, trainees, research and clinical faculty, and our leadership. We are committed to fulfilling the learning, teaching, and professional development needs of our diverse students, faculty, and staff to address the health information and health care needs of the communities we serve.
Our goal is to enrich the learning environment for our students and trainees by providing them the opportunity to learn from a community of peers and faculty who represent a wide range of perspectives and life experiences. This diverse health care and scientific work force will create a stimulating, innovative atmosphere that brings together people who will address challenges in health care and biomedical research in creative ways.
We commit ourselves to embracing diversity as an integral part of the educational experience at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.