Dr. Paloma Cariello Accepted into Professional Development Training Program
Mar 22, 2021 2:00 PM
Dr. Paloma Cariello, Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Associate Dean for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, has been accepted into the American Medical Women’s Association’s Professional Development Training Program, Women’s Wellness through Equity and Leadership (WEL) Project. WEL is an 18-month initiative that aims to foster the development of the next wave of women physician leaders to build a healthier and more equitable experience for physicians and patients. Dr. Cariello is the only candidate in U of U Health to be selected for this highly competitive opportunity.
About Dr. Paloma CarielloDr. Paloma F. Cariello, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is a clinical educator who graduated from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 2003 and obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Health from University of Massachusetts in 2013. Dr. Cariello’s clinical work is focused on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of transplant-related infections and immunocompromised hosts, with dedicated training and expertise in caring for that patient population. She believes team work is the best approach to patient care, with the patient being the key element of the team. Dr. Cariello is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. In addition to clinical work, she is highly dedicated to medical education and serves as the Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. In 2020, Dr. Cariello was appointed Associate Dean for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. She embraces diversity as a core value and fundamental priority across the different fields in medicine, and believes the power of a diverse group allows for increased creativity and innovation, with unparalleled opportunities for growth. Dr. Cariello is a strong supporter and advisor for female medical students interested in leadership. During her free time, Dr. Cariello enjoys cooking, puzzles, hiking and outdoor activities