AROPA Keynote Speaker
Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD
Executive Director, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance | Ingram Professor of Cancer Research | Department of Radiation Oncology, VUMC | Directory of Diversity & Inclusion, Department of Radiation Oncology, VUMC | Professor of Medicine, Meharry Medical College
AROPA Annual Meeting
The Association of Radiation Oncology Program Administrators (AROPA) holds our Annual Meeting every year during the ACGME Educational Conference. This meeting is a great opportunity for networking and strengthening your skills and knowledge as a Radiation Oncology Residency Administrator.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Dr. Karen Winkfield is a radiation oncologist specializing in the treatment of hematologic and breast malignancies. As the executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, she leverages her expertise as an implementation scientist to focus on improving health outcomes for underserved populations through community-engaged research and community-based initiatives; designed to improve access to healthcare including clinical trials. Dr. Winkfield obtained her MD and PhD degrees at Duke University and completed residency at Harvard. Her leadersip roles have focused on developing bi-directional communication between researchers and the community to ensure equitable access to care regardless of race/ethnicity, geographic location, or socioeconomic status. She is a though leader espousing the importance of workforce diversity to improve healthy equity. Dr. Winkfield was recently appointed by President Biden to the National Cancer Advisory Board in addition to being elected to ASCO Board.