The LGBT Advisory Committee will identify key areas of importance, programmatic interventions, and resources that support LGBT issues. The charge of the LGBT Advisory Committee is to:
- Make recommendations to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine about priorities related to LGBT students, staff, faculty, trainees, and fellows at HMS and HSDM;
- Identify concerns, resources, and programmatic needs across the HMS/HSDM LGBT community; and
- Collaborate with University and HMS-related, offices, programs, and groups that address the needs of the HMS/HSDM LGBT community.
John L Dalrymple, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Dr. Mark and Karen Lawrence Director of Assessment, Professionalism and Humanism in Medicine
John is a gynecologic oncologist and serves as the Associate Chair and Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He he also serves as Director of Professional Development and Clinical Assessment Integration at Harvard Medical School. Prior to returning to Boston in 2015, he was an active clinical teaching faculty in both the University of California and University of Texas Health Systems, where he served in many educational leadership roles. As a Hispanic, gay male and a long-time LGBT advocate, John enjoys serving as a role-model and mentor to URIM and LGBT trainees and faculty. With a focus on medical education, assessment and professional identity formation, John supports opportunities to increase awareness of LGBT issues in both the medical education curriculum and learning environment.
Jose Martinez, Senior HR Consultant and Compliance Manager, Harvard Medical School
Jose serves as the Title IX Coordinator for Staff at HMS with a primary focus on training, prevention and addressing sexual and gender based concerns from the Harvard community. Jose contributes as a member of the Institutional Review Board for the Fenway Institute which focuses on HIV and LGBT health research.
Abhinav Dhall is a postdoctoral fellow in the department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School and in Newborn Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. He obtained his doctoral degree at the University of Washington, Seattle where he was actively involved in providing academic mentorship to LGBTQ undergraduates who belong to minority backgrounds such as Latino, Filipino and African-American. He has organized various events focused on providing HIV prevention and treatment information, and is passionate about working with HIV positive/undetectable individuals. Here at Harvard, Abhinav studies cancer epigenetics, with a focus on Acute Myeloid Leukemia and hopes to continue providing mentorship to LGBTQ undergraduate students.
Yvonne Gomez-Carrion, MD, completed her residency training at New York-Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and joined the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1987. She is an Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the BIDMC Ob/Gyn Resident Surgical Service. Also, she is co-director of the resident gyn rotation. Yvonne is a gynecologic surgeon who performs complex procedures via open and minimally invasive techniques using advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic techniques. She believes in a holistic approach to health care. Her clinical interests include and problem-oriented gynecology - abnormal pap smears, abnormal vaginal bleeding, fibroid treatments, ovarian cysts, gender dysphoria- and benign gynecologic surgeries. Yvonne has devoted her professional life to educating patients about their bodies function and resiliency.
Maya is a second-year medical student and is one of the executive board members of LGBTQ and Allies at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine (LAHMS). As LAHMS board member, she has organized lunch talks and served as liaison for the admissions revisit committee. She is committed to increasing the representation of LGBTQ content in the medical curriculum, as well as fostering a support system for LGBTQ students at the affiliated hospitals as they transition to the wards.
Joan is the Project Archivist for the Archives for Women in Medicine at the Center for the History of Medicine in Harvard Medical School’s Countway Library. With a background in public history and advocacy, she is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of underrepresented people in the HMS community through acquiring records, conducting oral histories, and outreach activities. Joan also serves as Board Co-Chair of The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston, an all-volunteer community archives dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing Boston’s LGBTQ history.
Ex-Officio Committee Members
Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Josephine M. Kim, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Simone Leary, Interim Chief Human Resources Officer
William Lensch, PhD, Chief of Staff, Dean’s Office
Kate M. McDaniel, Chief Human Resources Officer, Harvard Medical School
Jennifer Potter, MD, Professor of Medicine; Advisory Dean, Castle Society; LAHMS Faculty Advisor
Alvin Poussaint, MD, Faculty Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Director, Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs
Gina Vild, Associate Dean for Communications and External Relations
Past Committee Members
Mark Award, MD, PhD
Justin A. Chen, MD, MPH
Juan Jaime de Zengotita, MD
Shaun Dow, BS
Madeleine Farber Jennewein
Marshall Forstein, MD
Ingrid Katz, MD
Robert Li Kitts, MD
Lenny Lopez, MD, MDiv, MPH
Jonathan Matsui, PhD
Susan Rapple, BS, EdM
Christopher Daniel Andrade Rodrigues, PhD
Mark Schuster, MD, PhD
Marisa Silveri, PhD
Viknesh Sivanathan, PhD
Carl G. Streed, Jr., MD
Peggy Timothe, DDS