Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Diversity and Inclusion

FSM Diversity and Inclusion Council

Our Diversity and Inclusion Council helps to shape the strategy of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. From the programs we initiate to the ways in which we engage alumni, students, and the community, our council members provide tremendous insight, guidance, and oversight. Meet our members below, and feel free to contact us to learn more about the role this council serves.


Hamza AbbasiMD/M2, President, Muslim Student
Anthony BaiMD/M2 President,
Jabbar BennettAssociate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Associate Professor of
Virginia Bishop

Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, Programs in Public Health
Assistant Director and Latino Affairs and Community Engagement, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Juan Caicedo

Associate Professor of Surgery-Transplant Surgery

Hector Cajigas

Assistant Professor, Medicine Pulmonary

Mercedes Carnethon

Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine-Epidemiology

Elsy Compres

MD, M2, President, LMSA

Richard D'Aquila

Professor of Medicine-Infectious Diseases

Berkley Davis

MD, M2, Student Senate Representative

John E. Franklin

Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Student Support
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical Education and Surgery (Organ Transplantation)

Anthony Gacita


Francesca Gaiba

Research Associate Professor, Medical Social Sciences
Associate Director, Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing
Northwestern University

Khalilah Gates

Assistant Professor in Medicine-Pulmonary

Joshua Goldstein

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Christopher GordonMD/M2 – SNMA
Kristi HolmesDirector of Galter Health Sciences

Namratha Kandula

Associate Professor of Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Preventive Medicine and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences  

Teresa Mastin

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

June McKoy

Associate Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Program Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, Director of Geriatric Oncology

Michael MongelliMD/M2 – Co-President, Queers &

Anita Munoz

Business Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion

Michael Musharbash

MD/M2 – Co-President, Queers & Allies

Jennifer Parker

Resident Physician,
Radiation Oncology
NMURFF President

Frank Penedo

Professor of Medical Social Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Melissa Simon

Vice Chair of Clinical Research at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology,

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences

Peter Sporn

Professor of Medicine-Pulmonary and Cell and Molecular Biology, Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

Linda Suleiman

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

Nivaas ThanooMD, M2, Student Senate

Jill Thiel

Administrative Assistant to Dr. Yancy

Alexis Thompson

Sarah and A. Watson Armour Chair in Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders Hematology Section Head, Lurie Children’s Professor of Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine

Shaan Trotter

Administrative Director
Office of Equity and Minority Health
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Diane Wayne

Vice Dean of Education, Dr. John Sherman Appleman Professor of Medicine, Chair of Medical Education

Han-Wei Vincent WuMD\

Yufan Yan

MD, M1

Clyde Yancy

Vice Dean of Diversity & Inclusion, Magerstadt Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Cardiology, Associate Director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital