Dr. Bonnie Simpson Mason named 1st director of diversity for American College of Surgeons


Bonnie Simpson Mason, MD, was named the first medical director of diversity, equity and inclusion for the American College of Surgeons.

In the role, she will lead initiatives for anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion, according to a Feb. 1 news release. She will work with stakeholders to assess potential barriers and identify opportunities to recruit and retain a diverse workforce.

She held a similar role at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, serving as vice president of diversity and inclusion. During that time, she developed and implemented a 10-year diversity and anti-racism initiative.

Dr. Simpson Mason is a clinical professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for orthopedics and rehabilitative medicine. She retired from her clinical practice and became a physician educator, according to her website.

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