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Internal Medicine Residency Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Internal Medicine Residency program in NYU Langone’s Department of Medicine is committed to recruiting, training, and mentoring a diverse group of physicians. Our patients come from a variety of backgrounds, with a common right to high-quality medical care. To provide them the best care and succeed in the advancement of medicine, we strive to reflect and celebrate that same diversity, whether with regards to race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic circumstance, national origin, geographic background, immigration status, ability or disability, religious beliefs, or age.

Our Strategy

Our program has long had a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, but recent events have pushed us further to ensure these ideals are an explicit part of our curriculum and learning environment. To that end, we are focused on the following activities:

  • augmenting resident and faculty development on subjects such as bias, discrimination, and health equity through a combination of lectures and workshops
  • adding questions regarding safety, inclusion, and belonging in our feedback processes to ensure all residents feel welcome in our community and learning environment
  • enhancing support for the NYU Department of Internal Medicine Organization for Nurturing Diversity (DIMOND) Program and launching a DIMOND TULA Health Equity Research Fellowship, sponsored by TULA Skincare and the Department of Medicine

DIMOND Program

Established in 2000, the DIMOND Program promotes diversity, including for people underrepresented in medicine (URiM), among faculty and house staff, while facilitating their personal and professional growth. DIMOND is heavily involved in our residency program and participates in recruitment, mentorship, curriculum, and wellness. Meet our DIMOND residents.

DIMOND TULA Health Equity Research Fellowship

In 2021, DIMOND launched a Health Equity Research Fellowship sponsored by TULA Skincare and the Department of Medicine. Residents and fellows who hold underrepresented identities were invited to submit proposals for areas including the basic sciences, clinical research, quality improvement, medical education, and health sciences research. Four projects, all with DIMOND faculty mentorship, were each selected to receive a $10,000 grant.

2023–24 DIMOND TULA Health Equity Research Fellowship Awardees

"Identifying Barriers to Care in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease"
Sharon Klein, MD

"Evaluation and Quality Improvement of Rapid Antiretroviral Therapy Linkage for Patients with HIV at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue"
Shree Sundaresh, MD

"Assessment of the Use and Effectiveness of Obesity Pharmacotherapies for Weight Loss and Identifying Racial/Ethnic Disparities Across Groups"
Diana L. Torres Pinzon, MD

"Impact of Implementing a Dedicated Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Service at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue on Heart Failure Related Outcomes"
Erin Flattery, MD

2022–23 DIMOND TULA Health Equity Research Fellowship Awardees

“Associations between APOL1 risk variants and single cell transcriptomics in Kidney Tissue from Patients of African Ancestry with Lupus Nephritis” 
Phillip Carlucci, MD

“Measuring the Impact of a First Year Medical Student Health Equity Curriculum on Behaviors during the Clerkship Year” 
Marcus Hines, MD, PhD

“Multi-lingual Videos to Improve Colonoscopy Preparation at the Sunset Park FHC” 
Ixel Cervera, MD 
Leora Aquino, MD

“Demographic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Healthcare Utilization among Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux” 
Moniyka Sachar, MD 
Cristina Fernandez, MD, MPH

2021–22 DIMOND TULA Health Equity Research Fellowship Awardees

“Disparities in Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Complications”
Christina Kaul, MD, Fellow, Infectious Diseases
Jenny Yang, MD

“Determining Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data Best Practices for Transgender Populations Through Participatory Action Research”
Samuel Dubin, MD
Gabrielle Mayer, MD

“Virtual, Longitudinal, In-Depth Teaching of Anti-Racism to Residents”
Blen Girmay, MD
Elaine de Leon, MD, MHS

“Addressing Barriers to Healthcare Among Cisgender Gay and Bisexual Men Using Anabolic-Androgen Steroid (AAS)”
Eric Kutscher, MD
Arslaan Ari Arshed, MD, MS, MHA

Internal Medicine Residency Curriculum

As part of our residency curriculum, we address topics of diversity, inclusion, and belonging, as well as health equity. These concepts and associated skills are essential in internal medicine. Learn more about our Internal Medicine Residency curriculum.

Contact Us

For more information on our efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion, please contact us:

Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE
Director, DIMOND Program
Associate Chair for Health Equity, Department of Medicine
Specialty: Gastroenterology

Richard E. Greene, MD, MHPE
Faculty Mentor
Director, Health Disparities Education, Office of Diversity Affairs
Associate Program Director, Primary Care Track
Specialty: General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation

Christian L. Torres, MD
Faculty Mentor
Director, Diversity Training and House Staff Mentoring, Office of Diversity Affairs
Specialty: General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation