Panel Discussion

Representation in Leadership Matters: 360 Degree Reflections Among Women Mentor and Mentees


10:15 am - 11:15 am

Melanie Cheng, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Hospitalist and Resident Academic Director, Department of Pediatrics

Assistant Chief Academic Officer for GME, Kings County Hospital Center

Dr. Melanie Cheng is a Pediatric Hospitalist and the Assistant Chief Academic Officer for GME at Kings County Hospital Center. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Pediatrics Residency Program where she also completed a concurrent fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics and GME leadership. She is passionate about improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the clinical learning environment of medical trainees. She currently holds leadership roles in multiple committees at her institution aimed at improving equity in medical education. Her current efforts are focused on faculty development, remediation, mentorship, and advocacy.