Massachusetts Medical Society: Dr. Damian K.L. Archer is honored by Massachusetts Medical Society for outstanding contributions to medical education

Dr. Damian K.L. Archer is honored by Massachusetts Medical Society for outstanding contributions to medical education

 Damian K.L. Archer

WALTHAM – Dr. Damian K.L. Archer, currently the first chief health equity officer at Outer Cape Health Services and assistant dean for multicultural affairs at Tufts University School of Medicine, has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) as the 2023 recipient of the Grant V. Rodkey Award, an honor recognizing a Massachusetts physician for outstanding contributions to medical education and medical students.

Archer, who is a member on the MMS Committee on Diversity, is a board-certified family physician. He is an assistant professor at Tufts School of Medicine and is associate director of the Sam W. Ho Health Justice Scholars Program.

“It is hard to think of an advocacy organization at Tufts that Dean Archer is not involved in,” said Tufts University School of Medicine student Olivia Fauver. “From his leadership in the Tufts Anti-racism Task Force to his co-director role in the Health Justice Scholars Program, to his role as the assistant dean of multi-cultural affairs to how he leads by example as the CMO of North Shore Community Health, truly the list goes on.

Just recently he gave a truly inspired anti-racism talk to the admission committee, where yet again, he showed how to lead by example and continue to bring more students and educators into the fold of how to create the anti-racist, trauma-informed, and equitable medical education he believes is possible.”

Archer is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and received his medical degree from the University of the West Indies.

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