Dr. Maria L. Soto-Greene oversees undergraduate medical education, as well as accreditation, diversity, faculty affairs, and professional development.
She grew up in an uninsured, educationally and economically disadvantaged family, which led to a lifelong commitment to help lift others up. Dr. Soto-Greene earned her B.S. from Douglas College of Rutgers University, a Master’s in Health Professions Education from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, her M.D. from New Jersey Medical School, and completed internal medicine training at University Hospital in Newark, where she later served as chief medical resident.
Her career initially focused on critical illnesses, and how improving communication can help patients and their loved ones. As an educator, she has since created opportunities for thousands of students from underrepresented backgrounds, cultivating the next generations of social justice champions.
Dr. Soto-Greene has spread this message nation-wide as an industry leader. Highlights include serving as the chair for the Association of American Medical Colleges' Group on Diversity and Inclusion, and winning the 2019 Herbert W. Nickens Award for her exemplary contributions to equity.