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Daniel Burje Chonde, MD-PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital
Resident Physician, Radiology
Daniel “Dan” Burje Chonde, MD, PhD is a radiology resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) who is interested in reimagining clinical spaces so they better support equitable care for patients. A physicist by training, Dan graduated from MIT with his SB in physics and a minor in theater arts, with his thesis research focusing on astroparticle physics. Looking for a more human element in his research he subsequently pursued his PhD in Biophysics through The Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences with a joint degree from MIT in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics where he worked on new imaging technology which combined magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET). During his studies he developed a deep affinity for patient care and went on to attend Harvard Medical School earning his medical doctorate. He spent his intern year of clinical work at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital and is a current resident in the MGH Radiology Department. He formerly served on the MGH Radiology Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee as the education subcommittee co-chair where he launched Rad Boot Camp, a collaboration with Vanderbilt Medical Center and Emory Healthcare aimed at providing multidimensional, longitudinal support to medical students from groups underrepresented in medicine with the goal of diversifying the pool of students applying for careers in radiology. In that role he also focused on expanding the departmental DEI efforts to include patients and launched a collaboration with the MGH innovation center, the MESH incubator, aimed at developing practical technology-based solutions that could be used to support health equity. Through this diversityxMESH initiative he helped develop RadTranslate (www.radtranslate.com), a tool to help hospital staff communicate with patients with limited English proficiency, as well as plan for the first hospital-based, community-centered hackathon focused on addressing health disparities. He most recently launched a healthcare-community collaborative project, The Peoples’ heART, which aims to integrate visual and performance art into our clinical spaces to help support health equity. Additionally, he currently serves as the DEI chair for the American Roentgen Ray Society and as the Diversity Strategist for the MESH incubator.

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Wednesday, April 7

3:10pm EDT

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