Diversity and Inclusion

Pediatric Residency Program Diversity Committee

At UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, we are committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering the career growth of outstanding residents, fellows and faculty from diverse backgrounds. We partner with institutional leadership for the continued enrichment of our welcoming and inclusive community. The goals of our committee include mentorship, education, professional support and networking opportunities that will embrace diversity and enhance the medical community in Pittsburgh.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, visitation, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

Visiting Student Program

Check out the Jeannette E. South‐Paul, MD Visiting Clerkship (JSPVC) for minority student elective opportunties in Pittsburgh.

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Committee Members

Our Recent Graduates

Sarah Arshad, MD
Attending Physician
Assistant Training Director- Post Pediatric Portal Program

J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health

Chisara N. Asomugha, MD, MSPH, FAAP is an experienced physician and Vice President of the Asomugha Foundation, Inc. She has worked globally with faith-based, community and medical organizations to develop strategic programs and policies targeting vulnerable populations. She has lectured on and is a recognized thought leader on community health, stakeholder engagement, advocacy and gender equity. She has written for the Washington Post online and other online magazines and is driven by her passion to improve the lives of women and girls and the communities in which they live. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Duke University School of Medicine. She is also an alum of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University and a Commissioner on the US Commission to UNESCO.

Marilyn Griffin, MD
Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford
New Pittsburgh Courier’s Fab 40 Honoree, Dr. Assir Daniel DaSilva Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, Friends of Children Scholarship, AACAP 2009 Special Program Scholarship Recipient, Emancipation Scholarship, Illinois National Baptist State Convention, Inc., AACAP Education Opportunity Program Award Recipient