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Who We Are

Chunkit Fung, M.D., M.S.C.E

Chunkit Fung, M.D.

Associate Chair, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Department of Medicine (SMD)
Associate Professor – Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology (SMD)
Associate Professor – Cancer Center – Joint
Associate Professor
 – Department of Health Sciences (SMD) – Joint

Dr. Chunkit Fung is an associate professor at the medical school, and serves as a faculty advisor for two affinity medical student organizations, SPECTRUM (LGBTQ+ medical student organization) and the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association. Here at University of Rochester Medical Center, he was a member of the LGBTQ+ faculty advisory committee, co-chair of the University of Rochester (UR) Faculty Senate, and a member of the Mentoring and Equity in Compensation and Support Working Group for the Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia of the UR. At the national level, Fung serves as a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Sexual and Gender Minorities Task Force and recently published a progress report on ASCO’s efforts in advancing health equity for LGBTQ+ people with cancer in ASCO Connection. He has volunteered for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ+ equality, with more than 3 million members nationwide, and became an HRC Board Governor in 2021. He has served as tri-chair for the HRC Western and Central NY Annual Dinner. HRC recognized his efforts with the HRC Leadership Award for Rising Star Gala Leaders in 2020.

Laura Stamm, Ph.D.

Laura Stamm, Ph.D.

Director of DEI – Department of Medicine (SMD)

As Director of DEI, Laura Stamm leads and facilitates initiatives aimed at promoting health equity and diversity in the Department of Medicine. Prior to joining URMC, she taught at University of Pittsburgh and University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. She completed her doctorate in Film and Media Studies and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies in 2018 at the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of The Queer Biopic in the AIDS Era (Oxford University Press, 2021).

Diversity, Inclusion, Culture, & Equity (DICE) Board

The Department of Medicine’s Diversity, Inclusion, Culture, & Equity (DICE) Board consists of nominated Champions from each of the Department’s divisions. These representatives will meet once a month to discuss ideas and create opportunities for enhancing diversity and equity regarding departmental needs for:

  • Promoting a culture of dignity and respect
  • Building a healthy workplace for all employees and patients
  • Providing culturally relevant care and training

DICE Champions

Allergy/Immunology/Rheumatology (AIR)

Jessica Stern, MD


Jeffrey Alexis, MD


Marilyn Augustine, MD 


Janice Cheong, MD

General Medicine/Ambulatory

Melissa Mroz, MD

General Medicine/Complex Care Center

Steven Scofield, MD


Jodi Lipof, MD

Sinhuja Kadambi, MD, MS

Highland Hospital, Department of Medicine

Emily Salib, MD

Hospital Medicine

Julia Trumbo, MD

Hospital Medicine Diversity and Inclusion

Infectious Diseases

Cynthia Monaco, MD

Monroe Community Hospital/Geriatrics

Ida Earner, NP 

Ciandra D’Souza, MD


Tramanh Phan, MD

Palliative Care

Paul Vermilion, MD  

Chay Webb, Administrator

Palliative Care Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Pulmonary/Critical Care

Michelle Marks, MD

Residency Program

Alec O’Connor

Southern Tier Hospitals

Bilal Ahmed, MBBS