As part of the Race & Representation (R&R) Series, we are doing spotlights on vascular trainees and faculty that identify as racial/ethnic minorities underrepresented in medicine (URiM), who have been historically excluded from the field. We hope to amplify these voices as examples of the unique challenges faced by URiMs within vascular surgery and as a source of inspiration and mentorship.
In this episode, Imani talks with Dr. Eric Pillado about his experiences thus far in training, finding comfort in being himself, and his ambitions in addressing health disparities in Latin-X and Spanish-speaking populations.
Dr. Pillado (@drpillado) is an integrated vascular trainee at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.
- To read Dr. Pillado’s perspective piece “Being Queer Without Proximal or Distal Control”.
- To learn more about The Surgical Outcomes & Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC) and the SECOND Trial.
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