Our Team

Our Founder


Founder, CEO of ODLC
Practice: Duke University Subspecialty: Hand Surgery

Dr. Erica Taylor is a practicing orthopaedic hand surgeon at Duke University. She achieved her degree in Biomedical Engineering Science from the University of Virginia and obtained her medical degree from the Duke School of Medicine. She completed a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. She joined the Duke School of Medicine faculty in 2013 and received her Masters of Business Administration from the Duke Fuqua School of Business in 2020.

As a proud member of the Duke University Community, she is heavily committed to various aspects of leadership, including extensive engagement in surgical . In addition, she is the Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Orthopaedics. In 2020, she was appointed as the first Duke Health Chief Medical Officer for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In this senior leadership role, she works alongside colleagues and institutional leaders to develop thoughtful strategy and best practices towards implementation of health equity across clinical environments. She was named as one of 2022’s Top Diversity Officers in Healthcare.

Inspired by the aforementioned experiences, in 2020 she founded the Orthopaedic Diversity Leadership Consortium, LLC, a pioneering organization whose mission is to elevate the necessary components of inclusive leadership in healthcare through network and strategy development. She also has earned a faculty appointment of Executive in Residence at the Duke Fuqua School of Business, where she lectures on the intricacies of strategic diversity leadership in healthcare.

Dr. Taylor brings a lifetime of experience, passion , and has a proven track record as a leader for change. She believes that achievement of shared goals must be sustained through creative thinking, unified efforts, and sincere commitment. As a wife and mother of four beautiful children, her family and her faith are the cornerstones that bring her the energy and unwavering spirit of love to do this work

Our Advisors

The Orthopaedic Diversity Leadership Consortium is fortunate to have the expertise of a dynamic group of surgeon leaders who serve as the Board of Advisors.

The unique combination of their lived experiences, passion for changing the landscape of orthopaedics, and strengths in strategic diversity leadership makes our organization powerful and inimitable.


Focus Area: Networks
Practice: Johns Hopkins Subspecialty: Adult Reconstruction Surgery


Focus Area: Medical Education
Practice: Northwestern Subspecialty: Adult Reconstruction Surgery


Focus Area: Professional Development
Practice: University of Virginia Subspecialty: Hand Surgery

Alyssa Karinshak

Chief Operating Officer

Priscilla Taylor

Event Coordinator

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