Tandoh Named Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
- By Carole L. Whitaker
Margaret Tandoh, MD, assistant professor of surgery, has been appointed assistant dean for diversity and inclusion at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, effective November 1, 2012.
In this new role, Tandoh will oversee the plans, policies and initiatives for diversity and inclusion at the College, and will also chair the Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, for which she has been a member since its formation earlier this year. Tiffany Delaney, M.A. Ed., who has served as interim assistant dean and co-chair of the Dean’s Advisory Committee since May 2012, will work with Tandoh in an expanded role as the director of admissions and outreach, in which she will support the development, implementation and assessment of diversity and inclusion initiatives that are integral to medical student recruitment, outreach initiatives and campus climate.
Tandoh, who will continue her teaching, research and clinical duties as attending trauma surgeon, joined UVM/Fletcher Allen in July 2011 from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y., where she was assistant professor of surgery and director of the Clark Burn Center, and assistant dean for multicultural affairs. She is a member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the American Burn Association, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and is also certified as an instructor for Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Burn Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Tandoh earned her bachelor’s degree in biology at Grinnell College in Iowa, and her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. She then completed a surgery residency at Akron General Medical Center in Ohio, followed by a critical care/trauma fellowship at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.