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Pediatric Diversity Coalition

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the Department of Pediatrics Diversity webpage. We invite you to explore and learn about several measures and initiatives that are in place to enhance diversity and inclusion within the Department.

Recognizing that the demographics of the United States and the patients we serve are changing and the decades-old disparities in healthcare and healthcare outcomes experienced by certain minority populations must be remedied, there is an undeniable need to improve the compositional diversity of the healthcare workforce. This imperative is valued throughout our health center and fiercely championed by Dr. Augustine Choi, Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine.

Our mission is to cultivate a department and environment where everyone can thrive and succeed irrespective of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, ability status, age or other aspect of their identity.  We believe diversity is not only a means of promoting health equity and social justice but also a powerful means to promote excellence across our department and medical center. To these ends, we have developed initiatives that address diversity and promote inclusion at the medical student, resident, and faculty level. 

For additional information about our programs, or how to get involved, please contact Dr. Joy Howell, Vice Chair of Diversity in Pediatrics, at or 212-746-3056.

Dr. Sallie PermarDr. Joy Howell

Sallie Permar, M.D., Ph.D. 
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medicine
Pediatrician-in-Chief, NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center
and NYP Komansky Children's Hospital

Joy D. Howell, M.D.
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Student Life, Weill Cornell Medicine
Vice Chair for Diversity, Department of Pediatrics 
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine

Diversity at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center 

Addressing Health Equity Through Diversity Initiatives

Pediatrics Weill Cornell Medicine Appointments & Referrals: (646) 962-KIDS (646) 962-5437 Chair's Office: Weill Cornell Medicine 525 E 68th St.
Box 225
New York, NY 10065 (646) 962-5437