Brenda A. Latham-Sadler, MD
Brenda Latham-Sadler, MD
Vice Dean – JEDI
Dr. Brenda Latham-Sadler is the Vice-Chief Academic Officer, Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI), Clinical Professor Family and Community Medicine, an Affiliate in the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, she also holds a faculty appointment in the Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Latham-Sadler earned a BS degree in Biology at Pace University in New York City and a Doctor of Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She has served in leadership roles at Wake Forest School of Medicine and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, as well as several regional and national organizations including the Association of American Medical Colleges, National Association of Medical Minority Educators, and the North Carolina Medical Society. She is a past-president of the Forsyth-Stokes-Davie County Medical Society where she served for more than 10 years on the executive board, she is currently a member of the Twin City Medical Society Executive Committee.

Dr. Latham-Sadler has been involved in community service throughout the state of North Carolina, where she has served on the Board of Directors of Appalachian State University Foundation, United Way of Forsyth County, Youth Opportunities, Inc., Winston-Salem Urban League, and the North Carolina Black Repertory Theater Company, among others. She is a member of the Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem, was named one of Winston-Salem’s Outstanding Women Leaders, has been honored by the National Association of Medical Minority Educators, as well as the Winston-Salem Legacy Foundation and received the Salem Lodge Community Award for Outstanding Female Leader. She served on the State Health Coordinating Council (SHCC) of North Carolina by appointment from Governor Beverly Perdue and continues to be active in a number of community service activities. She continues to also teach medical students and residents in training. Among scholarly activities, Dr. Latham-Sadler focuses on health equity, healthcare workforce, and pipeline programming.