California Chapter Diversity & Inclusion

DEI Mentoring

Inaugural Chapter Diversity & Inclusion ThinkTank

ACC ’19 in New Orleans, LA | March 17, 2019
Representatives from around the county join Southern CA Governor Dr. Pranav Patel (front, center) to brainstorm techniques to promote Cardiology through ACC Chapters.

ACC International Diversity & Inclusion

Learn more about the College’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative in this 2018-2023 strategy summary.

“The fact that the nation’s health professions have not kept pace with changing demographics may be an even greater cause of disparities in health access and outcomes than the persistent lack of health insurance for tens of millions of Americans.”

Quote from the prominent national Sullivan Commission on Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce, chaired by a former secretary of United States Health and Human Services issued the much quoted Sullivan Report: Missing Persons: Minorities In The Health Professions: A Report Of The Sullivan Commission On Diversity In The Healthcare Workforce.

Diversity in Cardiology

Padmini Varadarajan, MBBS, FACC is a professor of Medicine and a clinical cardiologist at UCR Health Multispecialty Center. Dr. Varadarajan is also the Chairperson of the CA ACC Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She discusses her goal in serving the underprivileged population of California’s Inland Empire. Her focus is to help train a diverse group of future cardiologists.
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Diversity in Cardiology

Dr. Iduama Kelly-Dokubo, MD, Interventional Cardiologist at Huntington Hospital and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Pasadena, CA, shares his perspective on embarking on his career in medicine and the importance and benefits of diversity in medicine and cardiology. The American College of Cardiology supports the need of diversity with providers to bridge the ethnic nuances with patients. Direct Video Link


CARE Community Health and Culture Fair 2019
The Stanford Center for Asian Health research and Education hosted its first Community Health and Culture Fair on April 27, 2019 at the Arrillaga Alumni Center in Stanford, CA. The program consisted of health talks by Stanford Faculty and Guest Lecturers, Health Screenings and Cultural Performances. At the fair, 75 participants were tested for cholesterol and we had glucose, blood pressure, alcohol flush and skin check stations. The event was well attended and enjoyed by the community. Presentation: CARE Community Health & Culture Fair [PDF]