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Dr. T. Kemi Babagbemi is a board certified radiologist specializing in Women’s Imaging.  Dr. Babagbemi has been full time faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine since 2006. She is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine and Associate Attending Radiologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Campus. Dr. Babagbemi is also the inaugural Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Department of Radiology.

Dr. Babagbemi earned her B.S. degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA in 1994 and was awarded her M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA in 1998.  Dr. Babagbemi was an intern (1998-1999) at The Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA.  She then completed her residency training (1999-2003) in Diagnostic Radiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.  Dr. Babagbemi was elected Chief Radiology Resident in 2001-2002.  She remained at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital for additional training in Women’s Imaging and Emergency Radiology.  Prior to joining Weill Cornell, Dr. Babagbemi was an attending radiologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in both the Ultrasound and Breast Imaging departments.

Dr. Babagbemi’s clinical expertise is in Women’s imaging (mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and image guided procedures) and ultrasonography (including early obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound).

Dr. Babagbemi is very active and involved in the teaching of radiology residents and medical students.  She is the creator and course director for the Diversity Visiting Student Internship in Radiology designed to help increase exposure for those students historically underrepresented in Medicine, and specifically Radiology. She is the 2022 recipient of the prestigious Jeanne and Herbert Siegel award for Excellence in Medical Education at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Currently, Dr. Babagbemi serves as the team captain for the national radiology team #RadsforFood as part of the X( Twitter) based annual Healthcare Workers vs Hunger fundraising competition to raise money for food banks nationwide. The team raised $234,351 and won the 2023 national competition.

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Lauren Groner, D.O., M.S. is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Radiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, specializing in Cardiothoracic Imaging.

Dr. Groner earned her B.S. in Physiology at Michigan State University in 2007 and her D.O. from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013. Following a one-year internship at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Groner completed a diagnostic radiology residency in 2018 at Atlantic Health System/Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, then a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Imaging in 2019 at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Groner also earned her M.S. in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research at Weill Cornell Medical College in May 2023.

As an early-stage investigator, Dr. Groner’s research focuses on addressing social determinants of health that drive cardiopulmonary health disparities, particularly with regard to lung cancer and cardiovascular disease. She is the principal investigator of the IBREATHE study (funded by Dalio Center for Health Justice), a mixed methods study leveraging implementation science in which she and her team are piloting a multicomponent behavior change intervention to address barriers to equitable, guideline concordant lung cancer screening at the primary care level.

Dr. Groner is a member of the Meyer Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention and Control Group and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Physicians for a National Heath Program—NY Metro Chapter. She is also an engaged member of the CDC Lung Cancer Working Group and NYS Cancer Consortium’s Lung Cancer Screening Action Team (LCSAT), for which she serves on the Legislative and Education subcommittees.

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Olive C. Osborne, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist with over 25 years in private practice as an attending at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Mount Sinai Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Osborne earned her M.D. at Brown University School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine internship at Westchester Medical Center and her ophthalmology residency at SUNY Downstate Health Science University followed by a surgical and medical vitreoretinal fellowship at Southern Illinois University.

As the Rad Health Equity Community Engagement Manager, Dr. Osborne  has an exceptional ability to navigate complex regulatory landscapes, promote interdisciplinary collaboration, and harness technology for innovation. Along with this, she has a well-documented success in enhancing operational efficiency, elevating patient care, and spurring revenue growth within intricate healthcare environments. She specializes in strategic planning, team leadership, and resource allocation, all with an unwavering commitment to achieving excellence in patient outcomes and organizational performance.

Dr. Kritika Subramanian is formerly the chief resident of Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics at Weill Cornell Medicine and currently a trainee in Radiation Oncology at Montefiore Medical Center.

Aside from residency, she is also involved in a multitude of research projects which help improve patient consent and access to Molecular Imaging resources. While at Weill Cornell she conducted multiple studies evaluating the demographic access to PSMA PET and cardiac PET imaging as well as respective health economic analyses as part of her Masters dissertation in Clinical Investigation.

As a part of the Rad Health Equity team, Dr. Subramanian led the effort to identify the current cost-effective methods for prostate cancer imaging and examined important racial disparities that must be addressed during rollout. The data exemplified what must be done in molecular imaging to capture the greatest impact of the newest technology across demographics.

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Dr. Andres Ricaurte Fajardo is a Clinical Research Fellow in Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics at Weill Cornell Medicine. He received his medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia, and gained experience in Neurology as a general physician in Bogota prior to his current position.

Dr. Ricaurte Fajardo’s research interests include stroke, reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome, and health equity, and he has published several papers on these topics. He has also demonstrated strong leadership skills in coordinating and improving radiotherapeutic care for cancer patients. In recognition of his valuable work with underserved communities, he was recently selected as the recipient of the 2023 Pioneer in Diversity Louis Wade Sullivan, M.D Award at Weill Cornell Medicine. Currently, he is focused on theranostics and conducting clinical trials aimed at reducing healthcare disparities.

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Kyla Nixon is a radiopharmaceutical research technician with the division of Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics at Weill Cornell Medicine.  While completing her undergraduate studies focusing on biological sciences and journalism, Kyla gained experience using social media to recruit African American men for prostate cancer research. As part of the Rad Health Equity team, Kyla aims to address the communication gap in radiology and medicine through her writing skills. Using her background and interest in medical journalism and the RHE online platform, she hopes to amplify patient voices and bring patient advocates into the clinical trials space.

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Dr. Sandra Huicochea Castellanos is a radiologist and board-certified nuclear medicine physician specializing in Oncologic Imaging. She is Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Radiologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Campus.

Dr. Huicochea Castellanos completed her residency training in Diagnostic Radiology in Mexico City. After working for five years as a radiologist in Mexico she moved to New York and completed a residency in Nuclear Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. As a Latina, she has a better understanding of some of the social factors that impact the health among the Hispanic population. Also, as a native Spanish speaker, she is able to overcome the language barrier that many in this demographic population face. Dr. Huicochea Castellanos focuses her research efforts on clinical and radiological research focused around prostate cancer. As part of Rad Health Equity, she hopes to increase the awareness surrounding cancer-related healthcare disparities as a means of addressing health equity.

Reed A. Omary, M.D., M.S., is the Carol D. and Henry P. Professor in the Department of Radiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in Nashville, Tennessee. He has 25 years of experience as a practicing interventional radiologist, NIH-funded scientist, and educator.

Having served as Vanderbilt’s Chair of Radiology from 2012 – 2023, Dr. Omary oversaw over 700 faculty, staff and trainees. During that time, he was Chair of the Board for the Vanderbilt Medical Group, founded Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Medical Innovators Development Program, and co-led VUMC’s strategic planning efforts. Nationally, he served as President of the Association of University Radiologists and President-elect of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments. 

Dr. Omary is an avid public speaker who enjoys promoting sustainability, equity, and innovation in health care for national organizations and for the public. He recently stepped down as Chair of Radiology to pursue a one-year sabbatical focused on climate change and sustainability. As a builder and strong communicator of the future, his goals are to motivate US healthcare to decarbonize their operations, to adopt sustainable practices, and to promote planetary health.

Visit Dr. Omary’s Healthcare Sustainability page on Rad Health Equity.