For more information or to become a member contact Shannon Sage at shannon@michigan-rad.org.

Commission on Women and Diversity


The goal of this committee shall be to embrace and advance diversity and inclusion through equity, access and innovation for the benefit of our patients, our profession, and the American College of Radiology. The Vison is to achieve a radiology profession that celebrates diversity and actively promotes inclusion at all levels of training, practice and leadership.

Full Member
Shadi Azar, MD, Chair
Lisa Betz, MD, Co-Chair
Prachi Agarwal, MD
Riffat Ahmed, MD
Belinda Asare, Med. Student
Lauren Corley, MD
Karen Grajewski, MD
Deborah Jeffries, MD
Annette Joe, MD
Ursula Knoepp, MD
Jessica Leschied, MD
Evita Singh, MD
Kamran Shah, MD
Rocky Saenz, DO
Lauren Corley, MD
Angela Gonda, MD
Kara Udager, MD

Supporter
Kimberly Garver, MD
Michael Kasotakis, MD
Jill Knapp, MD
Giordano Mitchell, MD
Gunjan Malhotra, MD

Subcommittees of Commission on Women and Diversity

MRS Website Page
Commission member directory, updates, share leadership and diversity resources. Encourage and recognize residency programs adopting lactation rooms and parental leave policies. This will include designing and maintaining the diversity page on the website.

Jessica Leschied, MD
Evita Singh, MD
Kamran Shah, Lead

Medical Student Outreach
Reach out to medical stuross the state to codinate events and provide mentorship with a focus on introducing women and minority students to radiology. This will include planning mixer events with minority and women groups in medical schools.

Annette Joe, MD
Deborah Jeffries, MD
Karen Grajewski, MD
Belinda Asare, MD
Lauren Corley, MD
Rocky Saenz, MD
Angela Gonda
Riffat Ahmed, MD
Lisa Betz, MD

Newsletter
Coordinate with Shannon to produce six yearly contributions to the MRS newsletter that highlight the contributions of women and other minorities in radiology. This will include writing and collaboration.

Karen Grajewski, MD
Belinda Asare, Med. Student
Jessica Leschied, MD
Evita Singh, MD

Family Friendly Policies
Highlight the need for a supportive environment for providing radiologists with reasonable break times to express their milk during work hours in a location shielded from coworkers and the public. This will include sharing resources on MRS website, contacting radiology departments programs in MI for their current policies, visiting their lactation rooms, review parental leave policies.

Karen Grajewski, MD
Jessica Leschied, MD
Lisa Betz, MD
Kara Udager, MD

Tracking Impact
Construct and institute a method to track our Commission’s goal to increase women and other minorities entering radiology residencies. This will include contacting medical school in the state of Michigan and /or AAMC for numbers of Michigan Medical students (by gender and race) who applied to radiology.

Lauren Corley, MD
Shadi Azar, MD
Prachi Agarwal, MD