Albert Einstein College of Medicine has appointed national diversity innovator and emergency medicine physician Lynne M. Holden, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). Dr. Holden, a member of Einstein’s faculty since 1996, is an accomplished leader both within her medical discipline and in her efforts to help diversify the medical workforce.
“Through her dedication to medical education and D&I, both at Einstein and nationally, Dr. Holden has made a meaningful and positive impact on the lives of thousands of young men and women,” said Gordon F. Tomaselli, MD, the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean at Einstein and Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Montefiore Medicine. “She has clearly demonstrated her abilities and leadership by succeeding in a range of positions at the College of Medicine over the past two decades, making her the ideal person to fill this crucial position at Einstein.”
Dr. Holden, Professor, Emergency Medicine (EM), and Attending Physician, Montefiore Einstein, has worked extensively with medical students, residents and faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In recognition of her teaching excellence, she was elected to the Leo M. Davidoff Society, which honors teachers who have made significant contributions to the education of Einstein medical students. She has served as Co-Chair of the Admissions Committee, taught in the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course for first-year medical students and held the position of Associate Residency Director/Site Director at Montefiore. She continues to serve on the EM Residency Admissions Committee.
As Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Holden spearheaded the development of the Social EM Program, which fosters activities that expose residents to the social determinants of health in the Bronx and empowers them to create empathetic solutions through research and community service. Since 2006, she has directed the Emergency Department Clinical Exposure and Mentoring Program, which has provided educational and experiential learning through volunteering and shadowing for 1,800 New York City undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students.