Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Boston Medical Center/Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine
Dr. Vonzella Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine (EM) and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at the Boston University School of Medicine. She has worked about 20 years as an Attending Physician. She is Director of Undergraduate Education in the emergency department at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Bryant has a passion for and has given multiple national lectures on increasing diversity in the field of medicine and advocating for healthcare equity. She has served as a liaison for our department’s JEDI (Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion) residency committee for recruitment of underrepresented in medicine (URIM) interns. The program increased the percentage of URIM residents from 10% to 21% in a 4 year period. And 65% of our residents are women. She has led and facilitated microaggression bystander training workshops in the emergency department that included MDs, RNs, CNAs, coordinators and safety officers to create a supportive learning and working environment. This workshop is now catching fire throughout the country after Dr. Bryant ran the same workshops at regional and national EM conferences. Because of her work being on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, she earned a spot on the US News & World Report list of “Hospital Heros” with Drs. Fauci and Gupta and selected to be a Celtics “Hero Among Us” and “Hero of the Match” for the New England Revolution. She is Vice President of Operations of New England Medical Association (NEMA), an affiliate of the National Medical Association, which serves as the collective voice of black physicians in the New England area.
Saturday, April 22, 2023
4:00 PM – 5:50 PM CST