Sylk M. Sotto

Sylk M. Sotto, EdD, MBA, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Dr. Sotto is an Assistant Professor and serves as the Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Diversity in the Department of Medicine. Her scholarship and research centers on (in)equity in higher education and academic medicine.  In addition, Dr. Sotto interests include faculty affairs and professional development, equity, inclusion and diversity, STEM and medical education, and leadership & administration. She also brings years of experience in higher education finance and administration, research administration, compliance, and ethics.

Dr. Sotto holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Colorado State University, a Masters in Business Administration; a Masters in Healthcare Leadership with a concentration in Health Policy, Law and Ethics; and a Doctorate in Higher Education from the University of Denver. Her dissertation focused on the experiences of underrepresented faculty in academic medicine, specifically in regards to socialization, mentoring, and professional development.


Publishes under: Sylk Sotto-Santiago. Available for speaking engagements.  


(317) 278-5402 

Medicine Department
Indianapolis, IN


Titles & Appointments

  • Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Diversity
  • Co-Chair, IU School of Medicine Diversity Council
  • Affiliate Faculty, Indiana CTSI-Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program