Yonas Geda, M.D., is new Mayo’s new associate dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Yonas Geda, M.D. (P ’99, P-CON ’00, CLRSH ’06), Department of Psychiatry & Psychology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, has been named associate dean for Diversity and Inclusion for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.
Dr. Geda will report to the executive dean of the college and advise school deans, associate deans, faculty and administrators in the recruitment and retention of highly talented, diverse medical students, residents, fellows and allied health learners. He also will oversee the development and dissemination of inclusive curriculum and will advise on issues related to educational equity, diversity and inclusion. Dr. Geda’s role will include responsibilities previously held by Eddie Greene, M.D. (NEPH ’00), former medical director for the Office of Diversity.
Dr. Geda is a professor of neurology and psychiatry. He earned his medical degree from Addis Ababa (Haile Selassie) University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He completed postgraduate training at Mayo Clinic, including residency training in psychiatry and a Mayo Foundation Scholar fellowship in behavioral neurology from Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. He has a master of science degree in biomedical science, clinical research from Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Geda has been on the staff of Mayo Clinic since 2001 and has worked on all three Mayo Clinic campuses during his career.
Dr. Geda also is a graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-sponsored Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development program. He has served as a member of the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine Admissions Committee. He has receive the Excellence in Teaching Recognition Award three times for his outstanding work in residency training. He serves on the Academic Appointments and Promotions Committee and Mayo Clinic Research Personnel Subcommittee.
He is a National Institutes of Health, European Union and industry-funded investigator working on Alzheimer’s disease research.