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Dr. Susan Pepin

Dr. Susan Pepin is the Chief Diversity Officer at Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) in the Office of Multicultural Affairs. She has been a staff surgeon at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and an attending ophthalmologist at The Hitchcock Clinic since 1999; she became an Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics (Ophthalmology) in 2008. She got her M.D. from the University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine, San Francisco, Calif., in 1995, where she also did her residency and a Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship. Her internship year was at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. She did a Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship at Mass Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School in 2004-2005. As well as committees and societies having to do with ophthalmology, Dr. Pepin is interested in the academic and ethics sides of medicine; she has been a member of the DMS Admissions Committee since 2001 and a member of the DHMC Hospital Ethics Committee since 2000, among others. She is the chair of Women in Neuro-Ophthalmology and the chair of the Search Committee for a Pediatric Ophthalmologist as well as on the DHMC Credentials Committee and an Advisor for Residency Applications in Ophthalmology. Some of her major research interests are functional MRI and neuronal reorganization after vision loss, pediatric and adult intracranial hypertension, and philosophy of vision and visual perception. In 2010 she was accepted to Drexel University's Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program.

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