MIR Hosts Leaders in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Headshot composite of DEI Grand Rounds speakers Jinel Scott, MD, and Jorge Soto, MD.

This May, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Justice hosts two standout voices for change for two DEI Grand Rounds lectures. Jinel Scott, MD (above left), and Jorge Soto, MD (above right), will explore health equity initiatives, share their experiences and provide insight on creating more inclusive environments.

Jinel A. Scott, MD, is an associate professor of radiology at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University and serves as the chief quality officer at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County. She also serves on the Radiological Society of North America board of directors as the liaison for Quality and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She will present “Nothing New Under the Sun: The Struggle for Health Equity” on May 17th.

Scott is passionate about health equity and has dedicated her career to ensuring that safety net hospitals provide high quality care to communities whose health outcomes are heavily impacted by the effects of poverty, racism and prejudice. She believes that robust, patient-centered quality and safety strategies are integral to the survival of these essential institutions.

Scott earned her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine and completed her residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where she served as chief resident. She then completed her musculoskeletal radiology fellowship at Maimonides Medical Center.

Jorge A. Soto, MD, is a professor of radiology at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and serves as the chair of the department. He also is the chief of radiology at Boston Medical Center. He is presenting “A Career in Academic Radiology: A Personal Story” on May 25th.

Soto is an expert in CT and MR imaging of pancreaticobiliary diseases, trauma, abdominal emergencies, inflammatory bowel disease and CT colonography. He has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed journal articles and 60 review articles and book chapters, as well as editing six books. He serves on the editorial boards of Radiology and Abdominal Radiology and as a reviewer for numerous journals. Soto is the former president of the New England Roentgen Ray Society and a current member of many national and international radiological committees.

Soto earned his medical degree from Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud in Medellín and completed his fellowship in body imaging at Boston University Medical Center.