The MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Diversity Committee (DC) has been formed to support and lead the mission of the Program for Cultural Diversity of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Representatives from Administration, Patient Care Services, Physician Faculty, Fellows, and Residents from MGHfC are invited to participate. It is guided by the following principles:


The MGHfC will be an environment and community where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.

The MGHfC will:

  • Foster an inclusive use of the concepts of diversity and multiculturalism (race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, educational attainment, or employment)
  • Embed the concept that diversity concerns all people regardless of majority status
  • Inculcate the concept of diversity and multiculturalism in the education of trainees, staff and faculty in their career development


To create a diverse and inclusive community by enhancing recruitment, retention and development of all MGHfC staff “underrepresented in medicine (URM),” while cultivating culturally competent staff to serve the diverse patients seeking care at MGHfC.

Strategic Goals

Faculty, Staff and Residents: Targeted to the Workforce and Workplace Environment

  • Recruitment and retention of URM personnel
    • Mentorship and research opportunities
  • Diversity education and training
    • To promote a work environment that recognizes and values multiculturalism
    • To support culturally competent understanding of our patient populations’ diverse needs and ability to address these in clinical encounters

Patents and Families: Targeted to the Care of the Patient Population we Serve

  • Identify and address healthcare disparities as part of our quality improvement efforts
  • Increase accessibility to culturally competent care
  • Improve access to appropriate and culturally sensitive translation services
  • Equalize inclusion in patient surveys, research and educatio



  • Ronald Kleinman, MD
  • Alexy Arauz-Boudreau, MD


  • Gloria Ciccone, MD
  • Wanda Gonzalez, MD
  • Esther Israel, MD
  • Cassandra Kelleher, MD
  • Bernard Kinane, MD
  • Natan Noviski, MD
  • Nicholas Pepe, MD
  • Celeste Radosevich
  • Shannon Scott-Vernaglia, MD
  • Alexandra Sobran, MSW, LICSW
  • Takara Stanley, MD
  • Tomi Toler, MS, CGC