The CDI Advisory Board was created at the recommendation of the Diversity Committee Physician Workforce Workgroup (chaired by Peter Slavin, MD, with the support of Elena Olson, JD), to help CDI address the issues of physicians from groups that are underrepresented in medicine (UIM). The co-chairs envisioned a board of opinion leaders from multidisciplinary backgrounds, roles and departments at Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School who can help effect change.

Goals for the Board

  • Provide advice on Mass General physician diversity issues
  • Develop strategies to support CDI's expanded role
  • Implement new initiatives and programs through ad hoc committees


David F. M. Brown, MD
President, Massachusetts General Hospital

Winfred W. Williams, Jr, MD
Program Scientist, Department of Molecular Biology


Margarita Alegría, PhD, Director of Health Disparities Research Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry

Scott Beach, MD, Program Director, Adult Psychiatry

Joe Betancourt, MD, MPH, VP & Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer

James Brink, MD, Chief of Service, Department of Radiology

Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine

Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH Associate Director, CDI Division of Endocrinology

Stephen B. Calderwood, MD, Division of Infectious Diseases

James I. Cash, Jr., PhD, Honorary Member, Mass General Board of Trustees

Marcela Del Carmen, MD, Interim President, MGPO and Chief Medical Officer

Jeff Ecker, MD, Chief of Service, OB/GYN

Ernesto Gonzalez, MD, Dermatology

Ramon (“Gil”) Gonzalez, MD, PhD, Chief, Neuroradiology

Ronald Kleinman, MD, Chief of Service, Pediatric Medical Services

Keith D. Lillemoe, MD, Chief of Service, Department of Surgery

David N. Louis, MD, Chief of Service, Department of Pathology

George Molina, MD, MPH, Surgical Oncology Fellow (PGY-7), Chair, CDI Resident and Fellow Committee

Elena Olson, JD, Executive Director Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Theodore Stern, MD, Faculty Director, Office for Clinical Careers, Center for Faculty Development

Dorothy Terrell, Honorary Member, Mass General Board of Trustees

Jatin Vyas, MD, Program Director, Internal Medicine

Jeanine Wiener-Kronish, MD