Arghavan Salles

Dr. Arghavan Salles is a bariatric surgeon with expertise in diversity and inclusion. During her surgical residency, she completed a PhD in education at Stanford University. Her dissertation focused on gender stereotypes and how they affect women training to become surgeons. She is committed to raising awareness of how implicit bias and stereotypes affect women and under-represented minorities in the workplace. Dr. Salles uses her social media presence, academic writing, and writing for lay press to advocate for diversity and inclusion, recognizing that both are necessary for the success of physicians and patients alike. She also studies physician well-being and related concepts such as grit, self-efficacy, and social belonging. Her latest efforts focus on gender bias in written evaluations as well as publication bias.

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