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SGM-Based Microaggressions

This webinar, available in the ASTRO Academy,  was designed to help attendees understand microaggressions and their impacts in health care settings, with emphasis on microaggressions that SGM people might experience. A diverse group of panelists shared experiences and strategies on how individuals impacted by microaggressions or bystanders might respond, as well as how to recover after committing a microaggression.

Note: You must register for the webinar in the ASTRO Academy to watch the recording.


Jason Domogauer, MD
NYU Langone Health

Jason Domogauer, MD, is a Chief Resident (PGY-5) in the Department of Radiation Oncology at NYU. He has led LGBTQIA+-focused education development, community outreach, patient care initiatives, and grant-funded research projects at the institutional, state, and national level for over ten years. He currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the SGM Task Force under the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO) Equity & Inclusion Subcommittee (EISC). Upon graduating Dr. Domogauer will remain at NYU where he will be caring for patients with breast cancer and those requiring palliative radiation. He will also be assuming the role of Director for the NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center LGBTQ+ Program, as well as Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the NYU Department of Radiation Oncology.

Alicia "Lish" Smart, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Alicia "Lish" Smart, MD, is a resident physician in the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program at Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. They hold leadership roles in their departmental Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Subcommittees and serve as Vice-Chair of the Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM) Subcommittee of the ARRO Equity and Inclusion Subcommittee. They have research interests in technologic approaches to reducing radiation toxicities and improving cancer care for LGBTQ+ people.

Molree Williams-Lendor, JD, LMSW
NYU Langone Health

Molree Williams-Lendor, JD, LMSW, is the Senior Director of Workplace Culture & Inclusion at NYU Langone Health. Ms. Williams-Lendor began her career as a clinical social worker working in community mental health agencies providing psychotherapy and psychoeducation. She has practiced law in the areas of medical malpractice defense, special education law and civil rights law including disability, race, age and sex discrimination. She is honored to be part of the NYU Langone community and will continue to build on our goals to foster an equitable learning and working environment all.

Nicole Larrier, MD
Duke University

Nicole Larrier, MD, is a radiation oncologist at Duke University Medical Center and Maria Parham Hospital in North Carolina. She specializes in the treatment of pediatric cancers, sarcoma and palliative care.

Sunshine Osterman, PhD
NYU Langone Health

Sunshine Osterman, PhD, is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Medical Physics Residency Director in the Department of Radiation Oncology at NYU Langone Health. She received a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College and was board-certified by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Medical Physics in 2006. Dr. Osterman plays a leadership role in the clinical and educational programs at NYU. Her clinical areas of expertise include CT simulation, brachytherapy, treatment planning, and gamma knife radiosurgery. She co-authored the current Code of Ethics for the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. She has presented as an invited speaker on ethics at chapter meetings and at the annual conference and now serves as Vice Chair of the AAPM Ethics Committee. Dr. Osterman is passionate in her work around EDI, currently volunteering nationally as Vice Chair of the AAPM Sexual and Gender Minority Subcommittee and as a Member of the ASTRO SGM Affinity Group.

Andrew Martella, MD
Stanford Health Care

Andrew Martella, MD, is a fellowship-trained radiation oncologist and a clinical assistant professor of radiation oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include gynecologic, breast, thoracic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and central nervous system cancers. His experience encompasses the full range of radiotherapy techniques, including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), CyberKnife radiosurgery, eye plaque brachytherapy, and prostate and gynecologic high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy. Among the honors for scholarship that Dr. Martella has received, he graduated first in his class at Duke University School of Medicine. He was also elected during medical school into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Martella has a strong interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion. He has served in multiple leadership roles for LGBTQIA+ organizations and is actively involved in ASTRO's Committee on Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (CHEDI).

Jessica Vadas, PhD, DABR
Mayo Clinco

Jessica Vadas, PhD, DABR, received her PhD in nuclear chemistry from Indiana University before continuing on to pursue medical physics. She completed her therapeutic physics residency at Beaumont Health in Royal Oak, Michigan, where she worked on reversibly converting a clinical linac into a FLASH-RT capable research machine for studying biological systems with ultra-high dose rate electron therapy. After residency, she took a job as a medical physicist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Vadas' professional interests focus largely on advocacy for LGBTQIA+ patients, providers, and trainees in radiation oncology. She is heavily involved in equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts through the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and takes every opportunity to help educate and bring awareness to issues facing the LGBTQIA+ community in health care.
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