Diversity Leadership: Dr. Gary C. Butts, Mount Sinai Health System

Dr. Gary C. Butts


Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Mount Sinai Health System

Dr. Gary Butts is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the new Mount Sinai Health System, formed in September 2013 by a merger of The Mount Sinai Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners. In addition to his role as chief diversity officer, Dr. Butts is Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Programs, Policy and Community Affairs at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Under his guidance, Mount Sinai doubled the percentage of Black and Latino faculty and staff.

He is also a tenured Professor in the departments of Pediatrics, Medical Education and Preventive Medicine, and he has served as Director of the school’s Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs since 2004.

Dr. Butts has held regional and national leadership positions with the Association of American Medical Colleges and Associated Medical Schools of New York and serves as a trustee of Jewish Home Lifecare.

He is the recipient of a Distinguished Service to Health Award from the National Association of Medical Minority Educators and a leadership award from the National Hispanic Health Foundation.

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