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CMSS Leadership Summit on Equity and Antiracism

April 22, 2021 | Virtual

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CMSS Leadership Summit Speakers

Monica Lypson, MD

Monica L. Lypson MD, MHPE is the Vice-Chair for Faculty Affairs and the Division Director of General Internal Medicine at The GW Medical Faculty Associates. In addition, she is a Professor, at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences.  In this role, Dr. Lypson provides visionary leadership for a diverse group of faculty involved in educational and patient care innovation, research, and, community outreach.  As Vice-Chair, she is committed to creating and supporting the academic careers of all faculty members in the department.  This is with the goal of developing programming to assist with navigating each individuals’ professional development.
Prior to this role, she was the Director of Medical and Dental Education for the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she provided leadership, oversight, and coordination for VA's graduate and undergraduate medical and dental education program.
Dr. Lypson is a board-certified general internist with significant leadership experience in clinical, educational, and administrative arenas.

Dr. Lypson's research interests include health professional trainee assessment, historical and contemporary trends in medical education, academic leadership and the under representation of minorities in academic medicine. Several of her invited presentations and papers have focused on clinical performance assessment of medical students and residents and on faculty development on issues of diversity and narrative assessment.


Clyde Yancy, MD, MSc

Dr. Clyde W. Yancy is Chief of Cardiology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, and Associate Director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He holds the Magerstadt Endowed Professor of Medicine Chair and also serves as Professor of Medical Social Sciences. He concurrently serves as Vice Dean of Diversity & Inclusion, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Yancy’s research interests are heart failure, clinical guideline generation, outcomes sciences, personalized medicine, and health care disparities. He is extensively published with well over 500 peer reviewed publications and has been named annually as one of the most highly cited scientific authors worldwide. Dr. Yancy is Deputy Editor, JAMA Cardiology, and Senior Section Editor (Heart Failure), Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC). He serves on the editorial boards for Circulation, Circulation Heart Failure, the American Heart Journal, and JACC Heart Failure.

Dr. Yancy is a Master of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), a Fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA), a Master of the American College of Physicians, and a Fellow of the Heart Failure Society of America. He has served on innumerable clinical practice guideline writing committees and is the immediate past chair of the ACC/AHA Heart Failure Guideline Writing Committee, and co-chair of the ACC Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce. Dr. Yancy is a former president of AHA (2009–2010). He has completed extensive Government service for the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

In 2016, Dr. Yancy was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. In 2018, he was appointed to the Minority Health Affairs Subcommittee, Department of Health and Human Services. Also in 2018, Dr. Yancy received two lifetime achievement awards for clinical research from WomenHeart and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation®. In 2019, he received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from his alma mater, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2020, he received membership in the Association of American Physicians (AAP). 

Bonnie Mason, MD

Bonnie Simpson Mason, MD has joined the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Mason will be responsible for supporting efforts to address harassment, discrimination, and other forms of mistreatment in the graduate medical education learning environment, particularly as this impacts inclusion; and, to improve retention and well-being for diverse physicians in training. In addition, she will focus on internal efforts to apply workforce diversity and inclusive thinking within the ACGME.

Prior to joining the ACGME, Dr. Mason was the founder and executive director of Nth Dimensions and now serves as the organization’s senior advisor on its Board of Directors. Dr. Mason designed all aspects of execution and delivery of the Nth Dimensions physician pathway program and curriculum, to decrease disparities in the health care workplace by increasing the number of women and other underrepresented minorities in competitive specialties, including orthopedic surgery, radiology, dermatology, and ophthalmology.

She is also the co-founder/chief executive officer of Beyond the Exam Room, where she has developed a comprehensive, continuing medical education (CME)-accredited business of medicine, career development, leadership, and financial curriculum for young physicians at the undergraduate and graduate medical education levels.

Dr. Mason earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Howard University in Washington, DC, her Doctor of Medicine degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, her general surgery internship at the University of California, Los Angeles, and she completed her residency at Howard University Hospital in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery, where she was named Chief Resident of the Year. She served as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and chief operating officer for her group practice in Washington, DC, and clinical assistant professor at Howard University; then as an adjunct associate professor at the University of Louisville; and is presently adjunct assistant professor at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in orthopedic surgery and rehabilitative medicine.


She has received numerous honors and awards throughout her career, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery’s Diversity Award in 2015.


Sunny Nakae, PhD

Dr. Nakae is dedicated to access and equity in medical education and healthcare through transformative leadership and practice. She collaborates with campus constituencies and community partners to build capacity for justice in medicine and society through teaching, mentorship, and innovation. Dr. Nakae began her career as a director for Diversity at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah, and later served in the same role at the Feinberg School at Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. She then served as Assistant Dean for for Admissions, Recruitment and Student Life at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine where she also joined the academy as an Assistant Professor of Medical Education. Dr. Nakae moved to Southern California to serve as Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Social Medicine, Population, and Public Health at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. She currently serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Partnership at CUSM.

Bill McDade, MD

Dr. William A. McDade is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), leading the organization’s internal and external diversity and inclusion activities. He focuses on national initiatives to diversify and include underrepresented groups throughout the medical education continuum with the goal of providing physicians with the knowledge and skills required to serve the American public in humanistic environments where clinician and patient well-being is promoted.

Dr. McDade has served as a professor of anesthesia and critical care at the University of Chicago, where he completed terms as Deputy Provost for Research and Minority Issues and as Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs at the Pritzker School of Medicine. Prior to his role in ACGME, Dr. McDade served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer for Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Dr. McDade has also served as President and Chair of the Boards of Trustees of both the Illinois State Medical Society and the Chicago Medical Society. A recipient of the 2012 Chicago Medical Society Physician of the Year Award, Dr. McDade was named a senior scholar at the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence in 2013, and in 2016, was recognized by the University of Chicago Alumni Association for Distinguished Service.

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Elena Rios, MD

Dr. Rios serves as President & CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association, (NHMA), representing 50,000 Hispanic physicians in the United States. The mission of the organization is to improve the health of Hispanics. Dr. Rios also serves as President of NHMA’s National Hispanic Health Foundation to direct educational and research activities.  Dr. Rios also serves on the Care First Blue Cross Blue Shield, Better Medicare Alliance and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda Boards of Directors, Centene Health Policy Advisory Committee, Cancer Treatment Centers for America Hispanic Advisory Council, Office of Research on Women’s Health Advisory Committee, NIH, US Department of Health and Human Services, and the VA National Academic Affiliations Council.  Prior to her current positions, Dr. Rios served as the Advisor for Regional and Minority Women’s Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health from November 1994 to October 1998. In 1998-2004, Dr. Rios served as Executive Director, Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools. From 1992-94, Dr. Rios worked for the State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development as a policy researcher.  Dr. Rios earned her BA in Human Biology/Public Administration at Stanford University in 1977, MSPH at the UCLA School of Public Health in 1980, MD at the UCLA School of Medicine in 1987.

Winston Wong, MD, MS

Dr. Winston Wong is a Scholar-in-Residence at the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity.  Dr. Wong, a physician by training, received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and his baccalaureate and master’s degrees from UC Berkeley.  His medical career of over thirty years has been dedicated to improving health equity and addressing socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in health, having spanned various roles in clinical medicine, health administration, data and policy development and healthcare philanthropy.  Most recently, Dr. Wong served for 17 years as the Medical Director of Community Benefit at Kaiser Permanente where he was responsible for developing partnerships with communities to address health equity through enhancing population health and the dissemination of evidence-based medicine, with a particular emphasis on safety net providers. His numerous other leadership roles include appointments to the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, Board membership of the California Endowment, Chairperson and acting CEO of the National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians, and Chairperson of the U.S. DHHS Advisory Committee on Minority Health, an appointment made by Secretary Burrell under the Obama Administration. He is also an Associate member of the National Research Council within the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, chairs the Roundtable on Health Equity for the National Academy of Medicine, and sits on the Committee on the Future of Nursing, an initiative of the Academy and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  His awards include the Outstanding Service Medal from the U.S. Public Health Service, community leadership awards from the California Primary Care Association, Asian Health Services and Latino Health Access, and recognition for efforts in addressing health disparities by Kaiser Permanente and the National Minority Health Foundation.  Dr. Wong has served on the UCLA KP Center for Health Equity’s Advisory Committee for over 8 years.

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Rachel Villanueva, MD

Rachel Villanueva, MD FACOG is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She earned a BS in Biology at Yale University and MD, cum laude, from the Yale School of Medicine. She is board certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology and practices in New York City.

Dr. Villanueva is a women’s health expert and advocate who is committed to reproductive justice, health equity, workforce diversity, and disease prevention. She is an active member of the National Medical Association, the nation’s oldest and largest professional organization representing African-American Physicians and their patients. She has held numerous local, regional, and national leadership positions including Chair of the Board of Trustees, Speaker of the House of Delegates, and Chair of the Council on Concerns of Women Physicians. She was recently elected NMA President-Elect, becoming the first former Student National Medical Association President to hold this position. Dr. Villanueva has served as an advisor to the SNMA Board and Strategic Planning Council. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Alumni in Yale Medicine, assisting in the creation of its first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion subcommittee. As a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, she has served on the Pregnancy and Heart Disease Task Force and currently on the Health Equity Subcommittee of the District 2 Safe Motherhood Initiative. Dr. Villanueva recently became part of the Medical Advisory Group of the Black Health Trust, a group of physicians and health care professionals, committed to educating and serving communities of color. She is a medical advisor to Expect, a streaming video app that provides safe at-home prenatal fitness classes. As a former competitive gymnast, Dr. Villanueva believes that fitness and exercise are crucial components of a woman’s total health and wellness. She is an avid snowboarder, Bikram Yogi and tennis player. Dr. Villanueva has been named one of the Influential African–American and Caribbean New Yorkers in Health and as one of the Top Black Physicians in New York City by The Network Journal. She is also a proud native New Yorker of Haitian descent.

Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, MACP

Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, MACP is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) which represents 43-member specialty societies with collective membership of almost 800,000 U.S. physician members. CMSS works to support and strengthen specialty societies and catalyzes improvement through convening, collaboration, collective voice and action across specialties. CMSS also provides a proactive platform to assess and address emerging and critical issues across specialty societies that influence the future of healthcare and the patients we serve.

Dr. Burstin formerly served as Chief Scientific Officer of The National Quality Forum, a not-for-profit membership organization that works to catalyze healthcare improvement through quality measurement and reporting. In her role, she was responsible for advancing the science of quality measurement and improvement. She is widely recognized for her work in patient-reported outcomes, risk adjustment, disparities, and patient safety. Prior to joining NQF, Dr. Burstin was the Director of the Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). She led the development of the first National Healthcare Disparities Report and the use of practice-based research networks. She provided oversight to the US Preventive Services Task Force. Prior to joining AHRQ, Dr. Burstin was Director of Quality Measurement at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. She was selected as a Baldrige Executive Fellow in 2016. Dr. Burstin is the author of more than 100 articles and book chapters on quality, safety and disparities. Dr. Burstin has served on expert panels and steering committees for the US Department of Health and Human Services, including Chair of the Quality Measures Workgroup of the Health IT Policy Committee, National Quality Forum, and the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Burstin is a member of the AcademyHealth board of directors.

Dr. Burstin is a graduate of the State University of New York at Upstate College of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health. She spent a year in Washington, DC as National President of the American Medical Student Association. Dr. Burstin completed a residency in primary care internal medicine at Boston City Hospital. After residency, she completed fellowship training in General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She is a Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Health Policy at George Washington University School of Public Health and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at George Washington University where she serves as a preceptor in internal medicine. She was awarded the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Voluntary Attending Award from the George Washington School of Medicine.


Darilyn Moyer, MD, FACP

Board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases; Dr. Moyer has been a Fellow of ACP (FACP) since 1995. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. She has served on ACP’s Board of Regents, which manages the business and affairs of ACP and is the main policy-making body of the College, chaired ACP’s Board of Governors, and served as Governor of ACP’s Pennsylvania Southeastern Chapter.

Prior to becoming EVP and CEO, Dr. Moyer was a Professor of Medicine, Executive Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. She was previously the Co-Faculty Advisor for the Temple University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Interest Group and for the Temple University School of Medicine Student Educating About Healthcare Policy Group. She received the Temple University School of Medicine Women in Medicine Mentoring Award in 2012.

Dr. Moyer’s research and scholarly activity interests and presentations have been in the areas of medical education, high value care, patient safety, professionalism and digital media, and HIV/infectious diseases.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in the Biological Basis of Behavior, Biology and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Temple University Hospital and served as a Chief Resident/Clinical Instructor of Medicine. She went on to complete an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA.