ADIEM Town Hall: Dual Identity: How Awareness of Racial Bias in MedicineInforms our Role as BIPOC Physicians

Topics will include:
  1. How do we address our patients' concerns about racial bias in the medical field?
  2. What actions do we consciously or unconsciously take to mitigate racial bias?
  3. In what ways have we been complicit?
Authors
  • Rosny Daniel

    Dr. Rosny Daniel was born and raised in Southern California, but has called San Francisco his home for the last ten years. He completed his medical school, emergency medicine residency, chief residency and medical education fellowship at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Daniel is currently a faculty member and Assistant Professor in the department of emergency medicine at UCSF. He is the director of DEI in residency curriculum. He also serves on the executive board of EM Foundations as Director of EDI. His interests include mentorship, advocacy, medical education, social emergency medicine, justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Rosny educates medical students, residents and faculty on topics ranging from generational differences in the workplace to creating equitable educational content to anti-racism in medicine to treating common emergency department complaints. His goal is to model longitudinal incorporation of equity/inclusion training in emergency medicine residency training across the nation and beyond. In his spare time he enjoys making and drinking fancy cocktails, going to concerts, listening to emo gen z rap, exercising, watching the Lakers, cooking, playing tug-o-war with his dog or traveling when he can.
  • Minerva Romero Arenas

    Dr. Minerva A. Romero Arenas is an Endocrine & General Surgeon at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. She is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.  Dr. Romero Arenas completed a fellowship in Oncologic Surgical Endocrinology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and General Surgery Residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She earned her Medical Doctorate and Master of Public Health degrees from The University of Arizona. She studied Cell Biology and French at Arizona State University. Dr. Romero Arenas is passionate about recruiting the next generation of surgeons and is involved in mentoring through various organizations, such as the Association of Women Surgeons, Tour for Diversity in Medicine, Latino Medical Student Association, National Hispanic Medical Association, and Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians. She is a Founding Member of the Latino Surgical Society.
  • Joshua Ellis

    Joshua Ellis is a current medical education fellow in the Emergency Department at BIDMC and Harvard Medical School.  He completed his residency at The Mayo Clinic, and graduated medical school from The Howard University College of Medicine.  He is originally from Texas and completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston.  He is the recipient of the NMQF 40 under 40 in minority health award, The Mayo Clinic Gold Stethoscope Educator of the Year Award, The Mayo Clinic Gold Humanism Award, and The University of Houston Dean's Award.  He is a proud member of the LGBT community and also proud of his biracial Mexican American and African American heritage. He is the first in his family to go off for college and the first to start and finish a graduate degree. He attributes this to his passion in undergraduate level education, the advancement of diversity in medical education, and health equity.
  • Marcee Wilder

    Marcee Wilder is an Assistant Professor at George Washington University in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She received a B.S. in Biology from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia in 2003. After college, she completed a Master’s Degree in Public Health at Brooklyn College. She then worked for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for 4 years as a research associate and served as an adjunct professor at the Brooklyn College School of Public Health. Although she found her work fulfilling, she left these positions to complete an M.D. at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington D.C. She fell in love with emergency medicine and returned to New York to attend residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. While at Mount Sinai, Marcee participated in and developed several clinical studies examining racial disparities in emergency department care. She then completed a 2-year clinical research fellowship at George Washington University, focusing on disparities and health outcomes. She was recently awarded a diversity supplement from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to examine social determinants of health and their effect on medication adherence and emergency department visits. Her current research focus is examining effective interventions that may reduce health disparities through improving social determinants. She is passionate about health equity and disparities, and hopes to contribute to the field through research. She lives with her husband Chaz, and her two daughters Cynthia and Miah in Washington D.C.