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Profiles in Diversity

Profiles in Diversity

Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCS(I)(Hon)

Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCS(I)(Hon)

ACS Past President Dr. Carlos Pellegrini shares his thoughts on diversity and the impact of unconscious bias. A key takeaway: “Always strive to have an environment that is welcoming of everyone and where everybody feels safe about expressing themselves in every single way – not just by words, but via the entire gamut of feelings that a human being has… When you do that you're not just putting value on diversity you're also creating an environment that is good for everybody.”

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Julie Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon)

Julie Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon)

This is the first in a series of “Profiles in Diversity” podcasts by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Diversity Issues. These interviews will spotlight prominent surgeon leaders who promote the value of diversity and inclusion both in the ACS and among its members.

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