March 11, 2016 - Camille A. Clare, M.D., M.P.H. ’11, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has been named interim associate dean of diversity and inclusion for the School of Medicine. Dr. Clare has been committed to addressing health inequity and healthcare disparities, illustrated by her leadership roles on the local, regional and national levels in the National Medical Association (NMA). NMA is the largest organization of African American physicians in the United States. Dr. Clare currently serves as president of the Manhattan Central Medical Society, the local affiliate of NMA. She has also served as health policy chair for the state NMA society in New York (Empire State Medical Association), where she was active in health policy advocacy and lobbying on health care disparities. In addition to her participation in the NMA, Dr. Clare has been an active member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), serving in a variety of roles on the section, district, and national levels, and on several national committees, including the ACOG Committee on Ethics, Nominating Committee, and Adolescent Health Care Committee.
At NYMC, she has been an active member of the Taskforce on Diversity and Inclusion and subsequently, the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, serving on the subcommittee of Faculty Recruitment and Retention since its inception. Her goals in her new role include continuing and expanding the successes of the School of Medicine (SOM) in increasing the numbers of underrepresented minorities in medicine. She also plans to address diversity issues in graduate medical education, faculty, and administration in line with the mission of the SOM so that diversity equals excellence and excellence equals diversity.
“The School of Medicine is committed to diversity and inclusion in its mission and vision. Our new strategic plan makes greater student and faculty diversity and inclusion a major goal,” said D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., dean of the School of Medicine. “Camille Clare is extremely well prepared to assist the School in these important initiatives.”
Dr. Clare is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist and an attending physician at Metropolitan Hospital. She received her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She obtained a master of public health degree in health policy and management from New York Medical College. Dr. Clare received certification as physician executive from the Certifying Commission on Medical Management in 2012. Her clinical research interests include adolescent contraception, postpartum depression, patient safety and health care disparities. She serves as the director of resident research in her department, mentoring NYMC residents and medical students in their research interests. Devoted to medical education, Dr. Clare has received several teaching awards from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics.