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.