Lynne Holden, MD, appointed Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Lynne Holden, MD, appointed Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

BRONX, NY, October 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Albert Einstein College of Medicine Named a National Diversity Innovator and Emergency Physician Lynne M. Holden, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). Dr. Holden, a member of the Einstein faculty since 1996, is an accomplished leader both in her medical discipline and in her efforts to help diversify the medical workforce.

“Through his dedication to medical education and D&I, both at Einstein and nationally, Dr. Holden has had a significant and positive impact on the lives of thousands of young men and women,” said declared Gordon F. Tomaselli, MD, Dean of Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz at Einstein and Executive Vice President and Director of Studies at Montefiore Medicine. “She has clearly demonstrated her ability and leadership by succeeding in a range of positions at the College of Medicine over the past two decades, making her the perfect fit for this crucial position at Einstein.”

Dr. Holden, who is Einstein Professor of Emergency Medicine and attending physician at Montefiore Health System, has worked extensively with medical students, residents and faculty at the College of Medicine. In recognition of her excellence in teaching, she was elected to the Leo M. Davidoff Society, which honors teachers who made significant contributions to the education of Einstein’s medical students. She served as Co-Chair of the Admissions Committee, taught the Introductory Clinical Medicine course for first-year medical students, and served as Associate Residence Director/Site Director at Montefiore. She continues to serve on the EM Residency Admissions Committee.

As Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Holden led the development of the Social EM program, which fosters activities that expose residents to the determinants social health in the Bronx and empowers them to create empathetic solutions through research and community service. Since 2006, she has led the Emergency Department Clinical Exposure and Mentorship Program, which has provided educational and experiential learning through volunteering and shadowing to 1,800 New York City undergraduate and postgraduate students.

“I am honored to take on the role of Senior Associate Dean for D&I at Einstein,” said Dr. Holden. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to help increase diversity, improve inclusion and advance equity for our current and prospective students, staff, postdocs and faculty, as well as members of our community.”

Dr. Holden is co-founder and president of Mentoring in Medicine, Inc., (MIM), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing students to become health and science professionals to help eliminate health disparities. Since its inception, MIM has reached more than 58,000 students from elementary to medical school, as well as parents and educators. MIM alumni include 478 physicians from diverse backgrounds. The organization also introduced 8,000 K-12 students to biomedical and health care careers through classroom presentations, plays and workshops.

Dr. Holden’s many accolades include a 2007 Maybelline NY-Essence Empowerment through Education Award, a 2009 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leader Award, and the 2019 Distinguished Community Service Award from the United Hospital Fund. She has widely published the results of her work and appeared widely in the media as an expert in mentorship and diversity in medicine.

Also nationally, Dr. Holden is active with the American Board of Emergency Medicine as a Senior Examiner of the National Oral Committee and as Past President of the EM Section of the National Medical Association (NMA). She sits on several national committees that address the diversity of the medical workforce, including the American Association of Medical Colleges’ Action Collaborative for Black Men in Medicine (in partnership with the NMA) and the American Association of Medical Colleges Pathways Program Advisory Group. She is the chair of the K-Grad Task Force within the Roundtable on Black Men and Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. She is also a member of the board of directors and a member of the education committee of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine.

Dr. Holden is a graduate of Howard University and of Temple University Medicine School. After an internship at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in philadelphia cream, she began her residency in emergency medicine at Jacobi Medical Center, then served as chief resident. After a brief stint as an attending physician at Kings County Hospital and as an assistant clinical professor at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, both located in brooklynDr. Holden returned to the Bronx to join Einstein and serve as attending physician to Jacobi and Montefiore. She rose through the college ranks at Einstein to become a full professor of EM, the fifth African-American woman in United States to earn this distinction at an academic medical center.

About Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is one of the nation’s leading centers for research, medical education, and clinical investigation. In the 2021-22 academic year, Einstein is home to 732 MARYLAND students, 190 doctoral students. students, 120 students in the combined MD/Ph.D. program, and approximately 250 postdoctoral researchers. The College of Medicine has over 1,900 full-time faculty members located on the main campus and at its clinical affiliates. In 2021, Einstein received more than $185 million in the National Institutes of Health awards. This includes funding for major Einstein research centers in cancer, aging, intellectual developmental disorders, diabetes, clinical and translational research, liver disease and AIDS. Other areas in which the College of Medicine focuses its efforts include research in brain development, neuroscience, heart disease, and initiatives to reduce and eliminate ethnic and racial health disparities. Its partnership with Montefiore, University Hospital and Einstein University Medical Center, advances clinical and translational research to accelerate the rate at which new discoveries become the treatments and therapies that benefit patients. For more information, visit, read our blog, follow us on TwitterLike us on facebook, and watch us on YouTube.

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