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Mackenzie Lerario Accepted into Emerging Leaders Program at the American Academy of Neurology


Congratulations to Graduate School of Social Service MSW student Mackenzie Lerario, M.D., who has been accepted into the Emerging Leaders Program at the American Academy of Neurology!

Lerario will work remotely with the program and attend two conferences over the next year.

“I would not have been able to get into this program without the help of my Fordham mentors, program, student success, and field placement teams,” Lerario said in an email to GSS administration.

Learn more about Mackenzie below:

Mackenzie P Lerario, MD, NYS CPS/CRPA-p (They/them/Doctor) is a board-certified vascular neurologist, physician activist, telehealth advocate, peer specialist, and social work student at Fordham University with a field placement at the National LGBT Cancer Network. Dr. Lerario has >30 peer-reviewed publications in prominent medical journals and frequently presents their work at major international conferences. They were the founding medical director of the NewYork-Presbyterian Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit Program.

As an openly-identifying pansexual, transgender and nonbinary neurologist, they are a member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.  They serve on multiple regional and national organizations as a volunteer advisor on promoting equity and inclusion for sexual and gender minorities, including the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. They are a founding member of the Gender Equity Working Group of the LGBTQIA+ Section of the American Academy of Neurology. They are the founding director of Greenburgh Pride in Westchester, NY.


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