Zachary Milstone, MD, PhD.
Clinical Instructor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

As a physician scientist, I am dedicated to fostering diversity, equality, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in both my clinical practice and research endeavors. My training at Boston Medical Center has illuminated the profound impact of chronic and systemic inequality on individual and population health. Aligned with the mission of Boston Medical Center, an academic safety net hospital, I am committed to providing exceptional care without exception. I strive to foster an inclusive clinical environment where all patients, providers, and families, especially those from marginalized populations, feel heard, valued, and respected. Through a lens of empathy and understanding, I aim to tailor my communication strategies and clinical care to meet the diverse needs of each patient, ensuring that language barriers, cultural differences, and socioeconomic factors do not impede access to high quality care. I approach my research with a commitment to creating a supportive atmosphere where all participants feel valued and empowered to thrive. I believe that through incorporating diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds we can strengthen the impact and rigor of any investigation. Through prior and ongoing teaching and mentorship roles, I aim to support those interested in science / research, especially from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in STEM. Additionally, I am focused on eliminating barriers to effective scientific communication and increasing accessibility of my research for all.

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  1. Milstone ZJ, Saheera S, Bourke LM, Shpilka T, Haynes CM, Trivedi CM. Histone deacetylases 1 and 2 silence cryptic transcription to promote mitochondrial function during cardiogenesis. Sci Adv. 2020 Apr; 6(15):eaax5150. PMID: 32300642; PMCID: PMC7148095; DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax5150;
  2. Tran KV, Majka J, Sanghai S, Sardana M, Lessard D, Milstone Z, Tanriverdi K, Freedman JE, Fitzgibbons TP, McManus D. Micro-RNAs Are Related to Epicardial Adipose Tissue in Participants With Atrial Fibrillation: Data From the MiRhythm Study. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2019; 6:115. PMID: 31475159; PMCID: PMC6702296; DOI: 10.3389/fcvm.2019.00115;
  3. Tran KV, Tanriverdi K, Aurigemma GP, Lessard D, Sardana M, Parker M, Shaikh A, Gottbrecht M, Milstone Z, Tanriverdi S, Vitseva O, Keaney JF, Kiefe CI, McManus DD, Freedman JE. Circulating extracellular RNAs, myocardial remodeling, and heart failure in patients with acute coronary syndrome. J Clin Transl Res. 2019 Sep 08; 5(1):33-43.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31579840; PMCID: PMC6765153
  4. Acharya D, Nera B, Milstone ZJ, Bourke L, Yoon Y, Rivera-Pérez JA, Trivedi CM, Fazzio TG. TIP55, a splice isoform of the KAT5 acetyltransferase, is essential for developmental gene regulation and organogenesis. Sci Rep. 2018 Oct 08; 8(1):14908. PMID: 30297694; PMCID: PMC6175934; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-33213-4;
  5. Janardhan HP, Milstone ZJ, Shin M, Lawson ND, Keaney JF, Trivedi CM. Hdac3 regulates lymphovenous and lymphatic valve formation. J Clin Invest. 2017 Nov 01; 127(11):4193-4206. PMID: 29035278; PMCID: PMC5663362; DOI: 10.1172/JCI92852;
  6. Milstone ZJ, Lawson G, Trivedi CM. Histone deacetylase 1 and 2 are essential for murine neural crest proliferation, pharyngeal arch development, and craniofacial morphogenesis. Dev Dyn. 2017 Dec; 246(12):1015-1026. PMID: 28791750; PMCID: PMC5690816; DOI: 10.1002/dvdy.24563;

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Bar chart showing 6 publications over 4 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2017 and 2019


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