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Gary C. Butts, MD Appointed Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Mount Sinai Health System
Date:12/20/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) December 20, 2013

Gary C. Butts, MD, currently the Director of the Mount Sinai Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs and a pediatrician holding professorships in Medical Education, Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has been appointed Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Butts, who has overseen diversity efforts at Mount Sinai since 1998, was also elevated to Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Programs, Policy and Community Affairs for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In these roles, Dr. Butts is responsible for oversight, management and integration of all aspects of the Mount Sinai Health System’s diversity programs and policies to ensure diversity and inclusion as an integral, core institutional value and resource across the health system, including the medical and graduate schools, graduate medical education and the Hospitals Group.

Dr. Butts holds joint appointments as Professor with tenure in the Departments of Pediatrics, Medical Education and Preventive Medicine; he has been an integral member of the senior leadership team at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai since 1998. Dr. Butts has spent more than three decades providing healthcare services to East and Central Harlem residents; since 2009, he has developed and led efforts to improve and sustain racial, ethnic and gender diversity across all levels of education, training, and faculty for the School of Medicine. In 2004, Dr. Butts was appointed Associate Dean for Diversity Programs, Policy and Community Affairs and has directed the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA), which is recognized as a Health Resources and Services Administration Center of Excellence for Minority Health. Under Dr. Butts’s leadership, the student body at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has become one of the most divers
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