Statement from the IDNY

In light of recent statements made by an IDNY member at a lecture that has been widely publicized, the board on behalf of the IDNY is putting out a statement.

The IDNY categorically rejects racism in any form or the glorification of violence. We condemn those who promote violence for any reason, especially against any group based on race, ethnicity or sexual orientation. We fully support our members’ right to speak freely but we do not support any view that prejudges people based strictly on the color of their skin, their gender, or their sexual orientation. The board and our organization will help further the dialogue to advance the causes of equality and good health for all.

We look forward to our future as physicians who help the city and world heal in every sense of the word.

The IDNY Board