Dr. Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew
For over 30 years, Dr. Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew has served as a strong advocate for underserved communities and minority populations. Thanks to her important work, Dr. Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, has been appointed as the health system’s first Chief Clinical Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CCDIO). In this role, she will be working with leaders across AHN (Allegheny Health Network) to help frame the evolving inclusive workplace culture. With a superior reputation of being an advocate for equity, Larkins-Pettigrew has worked throughout her career to draw attention to how racial inequities in healthcare can affect minority populations, especially when it comes to organ donation and transplantation.
Over her career, she founded and served as CEO of University Hospitals’ WONDOOR (Women and Neonates, Diversity, Outreach, Opportunity, Research) global program, and was named the University’s Chair of Clinical Excellence and Diversity in 2014. She holds an impressive list of national and international professional appointments, some of which include the American Association of Medical Colleges Group on Diversity and Inclusion; the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Global Health Task Force; Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and Board of Trustees, Centering HealthCare Institute.
Dr. Larkins-Pettigrew’s impressive credentials started in her early days, where she worked at refugee camps in Ghana and Swaziland and has carried into her current dedication to supporting underrepresented groups in need.
Thank you Dr. Larkins-Pettigrew for your outstanding work in the health and medical community
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