Quezada, Sandra | University of Maryland School of Medicine (2024)

Sandra M. Quezada, M.D., M.S., AGAF is Associate Dean for Admissions, and Associate Dean for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland . She is also Professor and a practicing gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She is Co-Chair of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Equity Project, DEI Section Editor for the Gastroenterologyjournal, and Co-Principal Investigator for the NIH R-25 funded AGA FORWARD Program providing career development opportunities for early career underrepresented gastroenterologists.

Dr. Quezada received her undergraduate degree from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, and her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency and GI fellowship training at the University of Maryland and Baltimore VA Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Quezada obtained a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition at the Institute of Human Nutrition at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health in Baltimore.

She is passionate about equity in academic medicine, and gastroenterology and has worked locally, regionally, and nationally to amplify physician workforce diversity, and to impact the climate in which future and current physicians train and practice. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the Gold Humanism Honor Society, and 2017 recipient of the Dean’s Alumni Award for Diversity and Inclusion, 2022 recipient of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Healio Disruptive Innovator Health Equity Award, and 2023 recipient of the AAMC Northeast Group on Student Affairs Outstanding Service Award.

academic medicine, gastroenterology, hematology, diversity, inclusion, crohn's, colitis

Carethers J, Quezada SM, Day L. Diversity Within Gastroenterology Practice: The Pipeline, Cultural Competencies, and GI Societies Approaches. Gastroenterology (all authors contributed equally and are considered first authors for this publication) 2018, 156 (4) 829-833

Quezada SM, McLean LP, Cross RK. Adverse events in IBD therapy: the 2018 update. Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology (2018), 12:12, 1183-1191

Cross R, Langenberg, P, Regueiro M, Schwartz D, Tracy JK, Collins J, Katz J, Ghazi L, Patil SA, Quezada, SM, Russman KM, Riaz M, Jambaulikar G, Sivasailam B, Quinn CC. A Randomized Controlled Trial of TELEmedicine for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (TELE-IBD). Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 Mar;114(3):472-482

Bilgrami Z, Abutaleb A, Chudy-Onwugaje K, Langenberg P, Regueiro M, Schwartz D, Tracy KT, Ghazi L, Patil S, Quezada SM, Russman K, Quinn C, Jambaulikar G, Beaulieu D, Horst S, Cross RK. Dig Dis Sci 2018. Effect of TELEmedicine for Inflammatory Bowel Disease on Patient Activation and Self-efficacy. Dig Dis Sci 2020 Jan;65(1):96-103

Carr R, Quezada S*, Gangarosa L, et al. From Intention to Action: Operationalizing AGA Diversity Policy to Combat Racism and Health Disparities in Gastroenterology. Gastroenterology 159 (5) 1637-1647. Nov 2020 (*designates co-first authorship)

Quezada, S. Racial and Social Disparities in Gastroenterology. Gastro Data Trends. Nov 2020 14-15

Robinett, K, Kareem, R, Reavis, K, Quezada, S. A multi-pronged, antiracist approach to optimize equity in medical school admissions. Med Educ. 2021; 55(12): 1376–1382.

Anyane-Yeboa A, Quezada S*, Rubin D, Balzora S. The Impact of the Social Determinants of Health on Disparities in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022 Mar 17: S1542-3565 (22)00285-3 (*designates co-first authorship)

May F, Quezada S. Expanding the Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Within AGA Journals. Gastroenterology 2022.163 (1) 28-30.

Rahal H, Tabibian J, Isaaka R, Quezada S, Balzora S, Yang L, May F. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Where We Stand in 2022. Accepted to Gastroenterology April 2022

Cryer B, Quezada S, Culpepper-Morgan J, Day L, Kaul V, NuQuay C, Omary MB. Bridging the Racial, Ethnic and Gender Gap in Academic Gastroenterology. Accepted to Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology May 2022

Liu, J, Quezada S, Ward L, et al. The current state of care for Black and Hispanic inflammatory bowel disease patients. Accepted to Inflammatory Bowel Disease Journal May 2022

Wang C, Darbari I, Quezada S et al. Randomized controlled pilot study of feasibility and effectiveness of peer led remote mindfulness-based art workshops on stress, anxiety, and depression in medical students. Accepted to Psychology in the Schools September 2022

Quezada S, Carethers J, et al. AGA Equity Project: Where We Are, and Where We Go from Here. Accepted to Gastroenterology September 2022.

Quezada, Sandra  | University of Maryland School of Medicine (2024)
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