Pediatric doctor Sybil Pentsil, M.D., M.P.H. was appointed chief diversity officer at LifeBridge Health.
Pentsil oversees efforts to grow resources around diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the LifeBridge Health system, a focal point of the organization’s mission to Care Bravely for the diverse community it serves.
She works with LifeBridge Health leaders to develop strategies to further enhance diversity, equity and inclusion within the system and incorporate this goal in how team members engage with patients receiving care.
Pentsil completed her undergraduate studies at the University at Albany, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in chemistry. She went on to attend Johns Hopkins University, where she obtained her medical degree and a Masters of Pblic Health in international health. Her pediatric residency training was completed at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.
She has worked as a hospitalist since 2000. She returned to Sinai Hospital in 2011 as an academic hospitalist working with pediatric residents and students on the inpatient unit. She was honored to be awarded with both Faculty Teacher of the Year and Faculty Superstar of the Year in 2014.
From 2013 to 2016, she served as the chairperson for the MDAAP hospitalist committee, bringing together hospitalists from across Baltimore for education and collaboration.
Pentsil engages in global health work in Nigeria and Ghana, focusing on patient care, education and patient safety. Her current focus is on teaching patient safety concepts to medical students in Ghana and studying it’s impact on their practice.
ABOUT DR. SYBIL PENTSIL
MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Graduate Certificate in the Business of Medicine from the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business, and currently enrolled in the Masters of Education program at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital/University of Cincinnati
If you had not chosen your current profession, what profession would you choose and why?
Being a doctor has been a dream since I was a child but I also wanted to create my own make up line, and there was that one day I dreamed of modeling. I was so enamored by the supermodel Iman! I majored in chemistry with the make up business as an option if being a doctor didn’t work out.
Anywhere with water fuels me and makes me happy! I look forward to visiting beaches in Durban, South Africa.
When I want to relax, I … :
Take a walk or spend time with family. My sons, nieces and nephews are such a joy to be around!
Favorite book, music:
I read the Bible a lot. It’s a great source of wisdom, peace and calm. When I’m ready to shake it off and have some fun dancing to Ghanaian highlife music does the trick.
Your attitude not your aptitude will determine your altitude. — Zig Ziglar