Bonnie Simpson Mason

Bonnie Simpson Mason, MD, FAAOS is the Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Simpson Mason is responsible for supporting efforts to address harassment, discrimination, and other forms of mistreatment in the graduate medical education (GME) learning environment, particularly as these impact inclusion, and for improving retention and well-being for diverse physicians in GME. Dr. Simpson Mason also supports efforts to apply workforce diversity and inclusive thinking within the ACGME, and supervises special projects in the Department of Diversity and Inclusion.

Dr. Simpson Mason is the Founder and was previously Executive Director of Nth Dimensions. She designed all aspects of execution and delivery of the Nth Dimensions physician pathway program and curriculum to decrease disparities in the health care workplace by increasing the number of women and other underrepresented minorities in competitive specialties, including in dermatology, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, and radiology. Her effectiveness in diversity and inclusion was acknowledged by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery in 2015 with its Diversity Award.
 
Dr. Simpson Mason is the Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Beyond the Exam Room, where she has developed a comprehensive, CME-accredited business of medicine, career-development, leadership, and financial curriculum for young physicians to fill the void in this pedagogy in medical education at both the undergraduate and graduate medical education levels. She is also the author of The Doctor’s Ultimate Guide to Contracts and Negotiations.
 
Dr. Simpson Mason earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Howard University in Washington, DC. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, completed her general surgery internship at the University of California Los Angeles, and completed her residency at Howard University Hospital in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery, where she was named Chief Resident of the Year. She served as a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and chief operating officer for her group practice in Washington, DC, and clinical assistant professor at Howard University; then as an adjunct associate professor in GME at the University of Louisville. She is presently an adjunct assistant professor of orthopedic surgery and rehabilitative medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

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