The STFM Podcast

January 2021: Women Leaders of Color In Medicine - Featuring STFM President Tricia Elliott, MD

In this episode, STFM President Tricia C. Elliott, MD, presents the third of her President's Podcasts, which will be periodically released over the course of her term. “Women Leaders of Color In Medicine” features interviews with, Tochi Iroku-Malize MD MPH MBA, Jehni Robinson, MD, FAAFP and Alicia Monroe, MD.

This episode was released on January 6, 2021.

This series of podcasts is sponsored by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), the academic home for family medicine educators. 


Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, MBA:

Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, MBA, is the inaugural chair of family medicine at Northwell Health and professor and chair of family medicine for the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.  She is dual board certified in family medicine and hospice and palliative medicine and holds a masters degree in public health policy and management as well as one in business administration. Dr. Iroku-Malize is involved in diverse programs including, but not limited to, global & planetary health, clinical informatics, women’s & children’s health, special needs populations, cultural competency, advocacy and leadership. She has worked for over the past three decades on clinical, research and academic initiatives to enhance health and equity for both providers and patients across various communities locally, nationally and internationally. 

Jehni Robinson, MD, FAAFP:

Dr. Jehni Robinson is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. She also serves as Associate Dean for Primary Care.  Prior to coming to USC, she served as Chief Medical Officer for The Saban Free Clinic also known as The Long Angeles Free Clinic and taught in the Harbor UCLA Transforming Primary Care faculty development fellowship. Dr. Robinson has expertise in leadership development, care delivery redesign and care for the underserved. She teaches first year medical students in Professionalism in the Practice of Medicine and serves as Faculty Advisor for a student interest group on homelessness. Dr. Robinson received her undergraduate degree from Stanford and her medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine.  She completed her residency at Harbor-UCLA in Family Medicine and completed a one year faculty development fellowship. She has also completed the California Healthcare Foundation Health Care Leadership Fellowship program in 2013.

Alicia Monroe, MD:

Dr. Alicia Monroe has served as the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic and Faculty Affairs, and Professor of Family Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine (Baylor), Houston, Texas since 2014. At Baylor, Dr. Monroe oversees Academic Affairs, Faculty Development, Faculty Affairs, Institutional Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity and Center for Professionalism. She currently serves as the chair of the AAMC Advisory Committee on Advancing Holistic Review, and she is a member of the AAMC Board of Directors and Baylor University Board of Regents. 

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