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Diversity and Inclusion

Sandra Quezada, MD, MS

Sandra M. Quezada, MD, MS
Assistant Dean for Academic and Multicultural Affairs


In 2017, Dr. Sandra M. Quezada was appointed Assistant Dean for Academic and Multicultural Affairs at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Dr. Quezada, an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at UM SOM, as well as director of the “Medical Spanish” course elective and Assistant Dean of Admissions at the School of Medicine, will play a leadership role in enhancing the diversity and cultural competence of the school’s students and faculty. 

Working with the Office of Admissions, she will focus on expanding the number of students admitted from groups traditionally underrepresented in the field of medicine, as well as increasing the scholarship funding available to these students. With UM SOM’s Department of Human Resources, Dr. Quezada will focus on the recruitment and retention of talented, culturally and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and trainees. She will also be responsible for reviewing and monitoring UM SOM’s progress and recommending best practices regarding diversity initiatives. Learn more.

Celebrating Diversity Dinner

‌The Diversity Celebration highlights the School of Medicine's commitment to to scholarships for underrepresented minority medical students who will reflect and serve the diverse society in which we live.

The School of Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Award is presented at the dinner to recognize a faculty member for extraordinary work advancing diversity and inclusion throughout the field of education and health care equity.

Programs and Initiatives