Hi friends, this is Dr. Michael Williams and welcome back to another episode of the diversify in path podcast.
This podcast explores how investing in diversity can lead to a high return of investment in pathology and laboratory medicine by learning from the knowledge and experiences of diverse voices within our field.
My next guest is Dr. Valerie Fitzhugh
Dr. Fitzhugh is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She is academically productive in her specialty areas of bone and soft tissue pathology and cytopathology, having authored many peer reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and a book (forthcoming). She is a member of the International Skeletal Society, a society of experts in musculoskeletal medicine which includes pathologists, radiologists, and orthopaedic surgeons. She is the President of the New Jersey Society of Pathologists as well as inaugural Vice-President of the Society of Black Pathologists and the Chair of the College of American Pathologists Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Dr. Fitzhugh also has interests in the recruitment, retention, and promotion of Black and other underrepresented groups in medicine to pathology as well as racial disparities in treating patients and topics within social justice.
Twitter: Valerie A. Fitzhugh, MD (@DrFNA) / Twitter