Dineo Khabele, MD, FACOG, FACS, a specialist in gynecologic oncology, is head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine. She made history when she assumed that role in 2020, becoming the first Black department head at the medical school. She points out, however, that many such schools in the U.S. have yet to make a similar appointment. “I’m the first but don’t want to be the last,” she says, underscoring her personal and professional commitment to addressing racism and related health-care disparities as she fulfills her responsibilities as an academic leader, physician, researcher and community member.
DINEO KHABELE ASKS: HOW CAN WE DO BETTER