Dr. Byron Cryer, DiverseMedicine Advisory Committee Chair, is the Associate Dean for the Office of Faculty Diversity & Development (FDD) at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He graduated from Harvard College, and received his M.D. degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He joined UT Southwestern Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in 1992. Dr. Cryer is currently Professor of Internal Medicine and holds the John C. Vanatta III Professorship. He is also a Councillor-At-Large for the American Gastroenterological Association Governing Board and past chair of the Association’s Underrepresented Minorities Committee. Dr. Cryer served as the Associate Dean for Minority Student Affairs for UT Southwestern Medical School from 1997 to 2011, gaining national recognition for increasing our African-American and Hispanic medical student populations. In 2011 Dr. Cryer was appointed as the Associate Dean to launch the Office of Faculty Diversity & Development at UTSW. FDD expanded to include the Office of Women’s Careers in 2012.