Council Members

All faculty are welcome to participate in the EDIC.  Contact Cathy Bendel, MD for more information on how to join.

Matthew Armfield, MD, MAEd
Assistant Professor


EDIC Liaison to the Pediatric Interest Group (PIG) and the Sexual and Gender Minority Health Initiative at University of Minnesota Medical School. 

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Kumar Belani, MD
Professor of Medicine

One World. One Health. I am a strong believer in equality for all living beings. We should be thankful to be born human and demonstrate this quality by expressing our actions wisely.

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Catherine Bendel, MD
Assistant Professor


I am honored to chair this council. I firmly believe that we are stronger and more enlightened as a community, when we embrace our differences. I have committed my career to recognizing excellence in and advancing opportunities for women and others who are underrepresented in medicine. Respect. Everyone. Every Day.

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Emily Borman-Shoap, MD
Vice Chair for Education and Assistant Professor


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Laurel Davis, PhD
Research Associate


Caleb Hocutt, MD
Pediatric Resident (P2)

Robin Irwin
EDIC Administrative Support


Stephanie Kerkvliet, MD
Pediatric Resident (PL2)

Sandy Liu, MD
Pediatric Resident (PL3)

Jamie Lohr, MD
Associate Professor


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Walid Maalouli, MD
Assistant Professor


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Kathleen Miller, MD
Adolescent Medicine Fellow

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Brian Muthyala, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Lydia Najera, MD
Adjunct Associate Professor


As Pediatric healthcare providers, we have the privilege of taking care of the most vulnerable members in our society. Showing respect, learning about and accommodating for the vastly diverse population we serve, not only makes us better, but is monumentally important in providing the best care for our patients. Being part of the EDIC provides me with the opportunity to have a broader effect not only with patients but with the University as a whole.

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Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, PhD
Professor of Medicine (Joint Appointment)


Equality. Dignity. Respect. For Everyone. Period.

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Anisha Rimal, MD
Hospital Medicine Fellow

Karim Sadak, MD, MPH, MSE
Assistant Professor


Delivering great healthcare to children includes delivering equitable, diverse and inclusive healthcare. Being a part of a team that understands, champions and lives these values is a privilege and an central part of my commitment to children’s health.

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Bazak Sharon, MD
Assistant Professor


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Muna Sunni, MBBCh, MS
Assistant Professor


Embracing diversity and inclusion unites and strengthens communities. It’s not the nice thing to do, it’s the right thing to do.

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Daniela Villacis Calderon, MD
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellow

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