Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

The Society for Pediatric Radiology actively promotes diversity and inclusion at all levels of training, practice and leadership for the benefit of our patients, our profession and for the Society as a whole.


Readings - Books

Readings - Journal Articles and Magazines

Diversity Matters in Academic Radiology: Acknowledging and Addressing Unconscious Bias - UCB_Brenda J. Allen, PhD, Kavita Garg, MD

33 Years AAWR Increasing Visibility - Spalluto
Changing the Culture of Academic Medicine to Eliminate the Gender Leadership Gap 50 50 - 2020 Valentine Acad Med 2013
Culture Matters: The Pivotal Role of Culture for Womens Careers in Academic Medicine – Westring Acad_Med 2014
Entrepreneurial Women in Radiology: Role Models of Success Yoshimi Anzai, MD, MPH
Accessing the Gap in Female Authorship in Radiology: Trends Over the Past Two Decades – Teresa Liang, MD
A Female Faculty Development Program for Radiology – Lucy B. Spalluto, MD, Stephanie E. Spottswood, MD, MSPH
The Association of Departmental Leadership Gender With That of Faculty and Residents in Radiology Anand Shah, BS
A Leadership Intervention to Further the Training of Female Faculty (LIFT-OFF) in Radiology – Lucy B. Spalluto, MD, Stephanie E. Spottswood, MD, MSPH
Obstacles to Promotion? Values of Women Faculty about Career Success and Recognition – Lenore M. Buckley, MD, MPH
Sex Differences in Physician Salary in US Public Medical Schools - Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD
The Effect of an Intervention to Break the Gender Bias Habit for Faculty at One Institution: A Cluster Randomized, Controlled Trial – Molly Carnes, MD, MS
The State of Women in Academic Medicine: The Pipeline and Pathways to Leadership - Association of American Medical Colleges
Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science? - Eileen Pollack
Women Don't Ask - Carol M. Rumack, MD
Women at the Wheel: Do Female Executives Drive Start-up Success? - Dow Jones Report
Women in Academic Medicine: Perceived Obstacles to Advancement - Nancy M. Bennett, MD; Katherine G. Nickerson, MD
Women in Leadership: Why So Few and What to Do About It - Christina M. Surawicz, MD
Women in Radiology in the United States: 1982 Survey of Their Professional Practices - Sandra G. Kirchner, Judith Kossoff, David R. Pickens III
Women in Medicine: Then and Now - Margaret Wood, MB ChB, FRCA

When Health Care Isn’t CaringLambda Legal’s Survey on Discrimination AgainstLGBT People and People Living with HIV - Lambda Legal

ACR Diversity in Radiology Parts 1 and 2 - JACR 2014
Attitudes of Clinical Faculty about Career Progress  - Buckley 2000 ArchIntMed
Diversity 3.0 - K. Macura ACR Oct 2013
Diversity in Diagnostic Radiology - Radiology Chapman Jan 2014
Diversity in Radiology Starts at the Top - RSNA News May 2018
Diversity 3.0: A Necessary Systems Upgrade - Marc A. Nivet, EdD - AAMC 2011 


GLMA – Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality

LGBT Resources – Harvard Med School Office for Diversity Inclusion & Community Partnership

Implicit Association Test

For quick feedback on your automatic associations with different groups, access the library of Implicit Association Test (here).


The information posted here has been provided by members of the Committee and other sources. They are offered for your reference only and are not intended to represent the best or only approach to any particular situation.  Resources listed here are to be used as such and do not indicate endorsement by the Society for Pediatric Radiology. 


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Committee Information


Ashok Panigrahy, MD, Co-Chair

Stephanie E. Spottswood, MD, MSPH, Co-Chair
Aparna Annam, DO
Taylor Chung, MD
Gregory L. Compton, MBBS
Sarah Desoky, MD
Melanie B. Levin, MD
Maria-Gisela Mercado-Deane, MD
Cindy R. Miller, MD
Kristi B. Oatis, MD
Tina Y. Poussaint, MD, FACR
Peter J. Strouse, MD, FACR
Amit S. Sura, MD
Philip Teitelbaum, MD
Adrienne F. Thompson, MD
Chido Vera, MD


We welcome your ideas, suggestions and concerns and strive to work in partnership with our Society and community to foster diversity and inclusion for all. 

Please feel free to contact the SPR at or the co-chairs by selecting their names from the list above.



If you are interested in serving on the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, please contact the SPR at

Diversity Sessions at SPR

Wednesday, May 16th

1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

The Power of Diversity: Meeting Today’s (and Tomorrow’s) Greatest Healthcare Challenges
Stephanie E. Spottswood, MD, MSPH

Friday, May 18th

7:00 a.m.-8:20 a.m.
Moderators: Ashok Panigrahy, MD and
Stephanie E. Spottswood, MD, MSPH

7:00 a.m. - 7:20 a.m.     
Diversity and Unconscious Bias in Healthcare 
Stephanie E. Spottswod, MD, MSPH

7:20 a.m. - 7:40 a.m.     
Supporting LGTBTQ Patients and Families
Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH

7:40 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.     
"Disability - Its Name and Faces"
Cindy R. Miller, MD

8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.     
Diversity, Discrimination, and Mitigation 
Panel Discussion with Audience Participation