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Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Office Leadership

Mia Mallory, MD

Mia Mallory, MdMia Mallory, MD, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. She attended Chatham College, a liberal arts women’s college in Pittsburgh, and graduated with a BS in biology. She obtained her MD at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1994.

Mallory left Pittsburgh to do her residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas at UT Southwestern. 

Mallory then came to Cincinnati in 1998 and completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and stayed on as faculty in the division of emergency medicine for 13 years. She was voted “Best Doctor, Pediatric Emergency Medicine” in Cincy Magazine in 2010. She was also featured in Who’s Who in Black Cincinnati in 2011.

She became the associate residency director for pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s, the third-ranked pediatric hospital in the U.S., from 2003-2011. Her special interests while there included education, mentoring and underrepresented minority resident recruitment and retention. She holds a Master of Education in medical education from the University of Cincinnati.

Mallory left Cincinnati in 2011 to work for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Associates at Scottish Rite Hospital in Atlanta. She returned to Cincinnati in July 2013 as the associate dean of diversity and inclusion at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where she continues her commitment to education and recruitment of underrepresented minority students, residents and faculty.  

Mallory is an associate professor of pediatrics and works in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  

Christopher Lewis, MD

Christopher Lewis, MDChristopher Lewis, MD, is a Cincinnati native whose work includes healing, teaching and leading. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology at Harvard University and then returned to Cincinnati to attend the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he graduated in 2000 and completed his family medicine training in 2003.

Lewis is family physician for UC Health, where he serves a diverse population of patients from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds representing over 20 countries. He is an associate professor of family medicine and enjoys teaching medical students in their family medicine clerkship.

In 2004, Lewis founded Village Life Outreach Project, Inc., a nonprofit organization that partners with impoverished villages in Tanzania, East Africa, to improve conditions of life, health and education.  Over 200 UC students have worked with Lewis in Tanzania, and hundreds more have been involved in Village Life’s stateside work.

Lewis has received a variety of honors, including the prestigious American Academy of Family Practice “Teacher of the Year Award,” a nomination by UC College of Medicine students for the Association of American Medical Colleges “Humanism in Medicine” award and recognition as a “Top Doc” by Cincinnati Magazine.

Swati Pandya, MD


Dr. Swati Pandya joined the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine family in August 2016 as a medical education learning specialist.   She provides learning and study strategies for academic success as well supplemental based instruction in the basic and clinical sciences.  In this position, she also facilitates test-taking and learning strategies for USMLE Step 1, 2CK, and 3.

   Pandya worked in medical education consultation prior to joining University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, conducting workshops and courses at University of Arkansas Medical School, Little Rock, St. Louis University School of Medicine, and Yale School of Medicine.  She also has worked in clinical neurophysiology and on various clinical research projects for patient education and literacy. 

Pandya obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT and her medical degree from Luton, England.


Key Diversity Contacts

Associate Dean: 
Mia Mallory, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Assistant Dean: 
Christopher Lewis, MD
Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Learning Specialist:
Swati Pandya, MD

Program Coordinator:
Leslie Sanders