Department of Surgery

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are a part of our education mission in the Department of Surgery and we are committed to it. We have a diverse group of residents and faculty in our program that enriches the educational experiences and learning environment, and fulfill our vision and mission.

Mission of DEI Steering Committee

Develop the environment of belonging and sustainable initiatives to promote and respect diverse background, culture, identities, and preferences. We aim to use our diverse workforce to drive excellence in clinical care, surgical education, research and scholarship.

Goals and Priorities

 

Assess the Program Needs

Develop data collection tools and/or use available data to take a deeper look at diversity (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, religious beliefs, etc.) and assess the learning environment and needs of the program.

Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth.—Jesse Jackson

Increase Shared Accountability and Promote Environment of Belonging and Inclusivity

Develop a safe environment and platform for reporting of any micro/macro-aggressions and/or discrimination within the department. Use these data and experiences for continuous enhancement of shared accountability and promotion of a culture of inclusion.

When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and better organization—Pat Wadors

Enhance Collaboration and Representation of Minority Groups

Collaborate with program directors and leadership to increase and sustain diversity of the residency program and the department. Use this platform to also create modes of mentorship to aspiring medical students and current residents to build a pipeline of potential trainees and surgeon attendings.

A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.—Sundar Pichai

Team Members

Committee Chair

Priti Parikh, PhD

Department:
Surgery
Title:
Associate Professor, Surgery
Address:
Weber Center For Health, 1 Wyoming St Ste 7813, Dayton, OH 45409-2722

Resident Chair

Justin Michael Robbins, M.D.

Address:
Miami Valley Hospital, Surgery Residency, 128 E Apple St, Dayton, OH 45409-2902

Committee Members

Brian T Bentley, DO

Title:
Instructor, Surgery
Address:
88th Medical Group, 4881 Sugar Maple Dr, Wright Patterson AFB, OH 45433-5529

Rodrigo Gerardo, MD

Address:
Miami Valley Hospital, 128 E Apple St Wche 7, Dayton, OH 45409-2902

Lesley Patricia Hahn, D.O.

Address:
Miami Valley Hospital, Surgery Residency, 128 E Apple St, Dayton, OH 45409-2902

Savannah Christine Kipfer, D.O.

Address:
Miami Valley Hospital, 128 E Apple St Wche 7, Dayton, OH 45409-2902

Cathline J Layba, MD

Title:
Assistant Professor, Surgery
Address:
Miam Valley Hospital, 30 E Apple St Ste 5253, Dayton, OH 45409-2939

Astrid Libertad Leon, M.D.

Department:
Surgery
Address:
Miami Valley Hospital, Surgery Residency, 128 E Apple St, Dayton, OH 45409-2902

Christina L. Molnar, MS

Department:
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Address:
Miami Valley Hospital, 1 Wyoming St Wche 3, Dayton, OH 45409-2722

Louisa L Pecchioni, MD

Title:
Assistant Professor, Surgery
Address:
Dayton VA Medical Center, 4100 W Third St, Surg 112, Dayton, OH 45428-9000

Ashley Pinette, MD

Address:
Miami Valley Hospital, 128 E Apple St Wche 7, Dayton, OH 45409-2902

Mac Kenzie Jackson Reece, D.O.

Address:
Miami Valley Hospital, Surgery Residency, 128 E Apple St, Dayton, OH 45409-2902

Gregory R Semon, D.O.

Department:
Surgery
Title:
Assistant Professor, Surgery
Address:
Miami Valley Hospital, 30 E Apple St Ste 5253, Dayton, OH 45409-2939

Riyad Jeffrey Tayim, MD

Department:
Surgery
Title:
Instructor, Surgery
Address:
3533 Southern Blvd Ste 2250, Dayton, OH 45429-1270

Linda Nke-Iruka Ubadigbo, MD

Department:
Surgery
Address:
Miami Valley Hospital, 128 E Apple St Wche 7, Dayton, OH 45409-2902

Casey Thomas Walk, MD

Department:
Surgery
Address:
Miami Valley Hospital, 128 E Apple St Wche 7, Dayton, OH 45409-2902

Yee Men Wong, MD

Title:
Assistant Professor, Surgery
Address:
Miami Valley Hospital, 128 E Apple St Ste 7804, Dayton, OH 45409-2902
Last edited on 09/07/2021.