Family Medicine

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Renee Betancourt

Department of Family Medicine

Vice Chair for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

Renée Betancourt, MD is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health. As the Vice Chair for Diversity Equity and Inclusion within Family medicine, Dr. Betancourt has collaborated across teams to implement anti-racism upstander trainings at Penn Family Care, health equity population health education, and holistic review to eliminate bias in residency selection among other projects. Dr. Betancourt currently co-directs a Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety course entitled "Using Quality Improvement to Achieve Health and Healthcare Equity." Dr. Betancourt has held leadership roles in clinical operations at Penn Family Care and in undergraduate medical education including as the Faculty Director of the Health Equity Curriculum at the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM), Co-Director of the Doctoring 1 Course, and as the Clerkship Director in Family Medicine. She is the former co-founder and Chair of the Anti-Racism Task Force of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. She practices the full scope of Family Medicine including care for chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension, routine GYN care, contraception and family planning, pre-natal care, and obstetrics. She also provides LGBTQ-focused health care including gender-affirming hormone therapy, pediatrics, pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PREP). Dr. Betancourt additionally provides mental health care including depression and anxiety, treatment for addictions, health-focused and body-positive weight loss treatment, and adult care. Dr. Betancourt delivers babies with the Penn Family Care group at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.