Statement on Diversity
With a longstanding commitment to fostering a community and culture that reflect the rich diversity of our society and those we provide care for, the Department of Surgery welcomes individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and individual differences regardless of ethnicity, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
Through our office of Faculty Development and Diversity, led by Associate Chair Tracey Dechert, MD, we actively seek to encourage, maintain, and provide support for diversity among our faculty and trainees, believing that a diverse academic community greatly enhances every aspect of our mission — in patient care, teaching, and research. Further, we believe that a diverse academic environment is essential to the development of future leaders in health care, preparing them to succeed in an increasingly global community. We also believe that maintaining a truly diverse community requires a deep and ongoing commitment to inclusion that must permeate our culture, values, norms, and behaviors.