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Inaugural Vice Chair for Diversity & Health Equity Appointed by NYU Langone/NYU Grossman School of Medicine


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New York University (NYU) Langone/NYU Grossman School of Medicine recently announced that Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD, MPH, has been promoted to the rank of Professor in Surgery. Dr. Joseph has also assumed the rank of Professor in Population Health.

In addition, Dr. Joseph has been named the inaugural Vice Chair for Diversity and Health Equity for the Department of Surgery and the Transplant Institute. Dr. Joseph will also serve as Collaborating Faculty within the Clinical and Community Pillars of the Institute for Excellence in Health Equity under the leadership of Institute Director Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH. Furthermore, Fritz François, MD, has chosen Dr. Joseph as the inaugural Medical Director of Kimmel Pavilion Unit 3. She will continue to serve as Co-Director of the Beatrice W. Welters Breast Health Outreach and Navigation Program.

Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD, MPH

Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD, MPH

Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH

Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH

Dr. Joseph’s Experience and Education

For the past 10 years, Dr. Joseph has served as Chief of Breast Services at Bellevue Hospital. She has also worked as Director of the NYC Health + Hospitals Breast Surgery Council. A graduate of Harvard College, she received her medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians of Surgeons and a master’s in public health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Joseph completed her internship and general surgery residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and her breast surgical oncology fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Joseph chairs several regional and national committees, including the American Society of Breast Surgeons’ Health Equity and Selected Reading Committees, the NRG Oncology Health Disparities Group, and the Education/Training/Mentorship Working Group. She is dedicated to improving the care of underserved women and eliminating inequity in health care. Recently named NYC H+H/Bellevue Physician of the Year, Dr. Joseph was also ranked among the top 10 Caribbean-born female doctors in the United States. 

 


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