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Faculty Highlights: Dr. Flanary

Valerie Flanary, MD designated as Director of Racial Equity and Inclusion in the MCW Office of Diversity and Inclusion

In this role Dr. Flanary works with the MCW inclusive excellence strategic framework and MCW strategic priorities. She partners with Vice President of Inclusion to identify, prioritize, and implement initiatives to connect MCW and to build and maintain a diverse knowledge-force with a focus on Black Indigenous and People of Color representation and inclusion at intersecting dimensions of social differences.

Dr. Flanary works to ensure the evaluation of the effectiveness and impact of equity initiatives, and partners with other inclusive leadership groups such as the Recruitment and Retention Mission Engagement Group to ensure alignment with MCW initiatives.

Dr. Valerie Flanary received her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed a residency in otolaryngology followed by a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc. Dr. Flanary joined the MCW faculty in 1995.

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