Department of Medicine

Inclusion Diversity Equity Action Committee


The IDEA committee meets to seek ways to enhance diversity and inclusion within the Department of Medicine. It was born from the department's commitment to anti-racism, increasing diversity, fostering an inclusive environment and promoting health equity. The committee is dedicated to serving as a liaison with BCM's Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to complement their programming and providing supplemental activities for the Department of Medicine.


Committee Members

Name Section
Ali, Sehrish Nephrology
Armaghany, Tannaz Infectious Diseases
Barrantes Perez, Jairo Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Chen, Patricia Health Services Research
Emelogu, Kingsley Medicine/Resident
Fisher, Joslyn General Internal Medicine
Gay, Lindsey General Internal Medicine
Johnson, Claudine General Internal Medicine
Johnson, Kimberly Geriatrics
Kaur, Manreet Gastroenterology
Kimani, Maureen General Internal Medicine
Khawaja, Lubna Cardiology
Laufman, Larry Transition Medicine
Lim, Jonathan General Internal Medicine
Maniar, Ninad Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine/Fellow
Medrano, Vanessa Cardiology
Miller-Chism, Courtney Hematology/Oncology
Muniz, Josh Medicine/Resident
Muhota-Langham, Juni Department of Medicine Administrator
Millien, Valentine Gastroenterology/Fellow
Misra, Arunima Cardiology
Pappas, Stephen Gastroenterology
Riggins, Karen Hematology/Oncology
Shah, Chirayu General Internal Medicine
Sherman, Stephanie General Internal Medicine
Tosur, Zehra General Internal Medicine