7371-Sotto, Sylk

Sylk M. Sotto, EdD, MPS, MBA

Assistant Professor of Medicine

EH 305
Indianapolis, IN


Dr. Sotto is the Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity in the Department of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.  She co-chairs the school’s Diversity Council; serves on numerous institutional committees; and teaches several courses, including research ethics, culturally relevant practices in medicine, and Foundations of Clinical Practice in the Spanish immersion program. Her scholarship and research centers on (in)equity in academic medicine. Her interests include faculty affairs and professional development; equity, inclusion and diversity; STEM/medical education; higher ed administration and leadership; and the intersection of health equity and research ethics. She is affiliated with the Indiana CTSI - Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program (BSAP), IU Center for Bioethics, as well as with Indiana University, Bloomington, through the National Institute for Transformation and Equity (NITE).

At the national level, Dr. Sotto serves on the Board of Directors and as Diversity & Inclusion liaison for the Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM). With over 20 years of administration experience, she is also President of the Association for Administrators in Internal Medicine. Additionally, she is an active member of various AAMC groups, ASHE, the POD Network, NADOHE, and NAMME.

Available for speaking engagements.

Pubs: Sotto-Santiago, S.   

Key Publications

  1. Sotto-Santiago S. Time to Reconsider the Word Minority in Academic Medicine. J Best Pract Health Prof Divers. Spring 2019.12(1), 72–78.


    Sotto-Santiago S, Slaven J, Rohr-Kirchgraber T. (Dis)Incentivizing Patient Satisfaction Metrics: The Unintended Consequences of Institutional Bias. Health Equity. 2019 Feb 4;3(1):13-18. doi: 10.1089/heq.2018.0065. 2019.


    Tori, A. J., ^Sotto-Santiago, S., Sharp, S., & Mac, J. Defining Student Success in Academic Medicine. Journal of Medical Education, 2019. 17(3). ^C.A.


    Sotto-Santiago S, Saelua N, Tuitt F. “All Faculty Matter”: The Continued Search for Culturally Relevant Practices in Faculty Development. Journal of Faculty Development. September 2019. Volume 33.Pp.83-94(12).


Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity
  • Co-Chair, IU School of Medicine Diversity Council
  • Affiliate Faculty, Indiana CTSI-Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program
  • Affiliate Faculty, IU Center for Bioethics
  • Affiliate, National Institute for Transformation and Equity

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