Strategies for Recruiting and Supporting Cardiology Fellows in Training from Diverse Background

Dr. Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD, Associate Director, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, Co-Director, MGH Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy Program, and Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship discusses her recent presentation “Strategies for Recruiting and Supporting Cardiology Fellows in Training from Diverse Backgrounds” at the 2021 American College of Cardiology’s annual scientific meeting. Featured as part of a larger discussion around cultivating an antiracist culture in cardiovascular medicine, Dr. DeFaria’s timely research aims to increase inclusion within the industry.  

Dr. DeFaria joined the MGH Cardiology staff in 2010 and served as the Subspecialty Core Educator in Cardiology for the Internal Medicine Residency Program for seven years before assuming the Associate Program Director role of the Cardiovascular Fellowship and now serves at the Program Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program.Doreen is the Associate Director of the MGH Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Program, Co-Director of the MGH Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy Program, and participates in a number of departmental committees including the Department of Medicine Education Council, the Diversity and Inclusion Board, and the Women in Medicine Committee. She presently serves as the Chair of the Internal Medicine Resident Selection Committee, Faculty Chair of the Women in Medicine Trainees Council, and Associate Program Director for the Harvard ACHD Senior Fellowship. Dr. DeFaria Yeh was selected as an American College of Cardiology Emerging Faculty in 2012 and has received the Eleanor and Miles Shore Award through Harvard Medical School, the Clinician Teacher Development Award through the MGPO and Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the MGH Cardiology Division’s Clinical Scholar Award in 2016, and is a multiple recipient of the Brian A. McGovern Memorial Award for Excellence in Clinical Care and Teaching. She has co-directed a number of continuing medical education courses including the MGH ACHD Course for General Practitioners, as well as the MGH Multidisciplinary Care of the Pregnant Patient with Heart Disease Course.  She will serve as Chair of the American Heart Associations Laennec Post-Graduate Education Committee and speaks nationally on topics including ACHD, cardio-obstetrics and echocardiography.

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