Diversity and Inclusion

Our department is fortunate to be part of an institution that is committed to addressing disparities in health and healthcare. The costs to our society are high; disparities lower the quality of life and negatively impact life expectancy for many. Our department philosophy is aligned with campus leadership in the areas of recruiting and retaining individuals traditionally under-represented in the health sciences, LGTBQ, and individuals with disabilities, to better reflect the diversity of the population we serve in the San Francisco Bay Area. We further recognize that successfully recruiting people to join our enterprise is not the end of the story. As eloquently stated in the UCSF Principles of Community, it is also critical that we provide an environment in which all individuals in our workforce and trainee programs experience a professional, supportive, collaborative and open environment and have the opportunity to thrive. We are dedicated to the ongoing pursuit of these goals.   

Useful Links

UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach
UCSF School of Medicine: Differences Matter
LGBT Resource Center
UCSF Medical Student Disability Services
UCSF Principles of Community
Diversity in Graduate Medical Education
Under-Represented Faculty & Senior Fellows in Clinical and Translational Research Awards

Global Health News

human lung
March 25, 2020

The UCSF COVID-19 Resources Website provides guidance and information for our patients, faculty, staff, trainees, and learners.

Dr. Law presenting
December 16, 2019

Dr. Tyler Law, UCSF Anesthesia Division of Global Health Equity (ADGHE) won an award for Outstanding Oral Presentation at the College of Surgeons of East, Central and South Africa (COSECSA) Conference December 2020 in Kampala, Uganda. Dr.

Global anesthesia, global health and anesthesia, global anesthesia fellowship, health equity, global surgery, surgical disease burden, public health
July 12, 2019

This summer, the UCSF Anesthesia Division of Global Health Equity (ADGHE) is conducting a quality improvement project to enhance the patient consent process and improve access to information, es

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June 20, 2019

UCSF ADGHE Professor Emeritus Dr. Adrian Gelb presenting at 72nd WHA May 2019.

Diversity and Inclusion News

Dr. Ehie

Well known for her commitment to diversity and expertise in medical education, Odinakachukwu (Odi) Ehie, MD, was a featured guest for an important University of Arizona workshop providing tools to manage microaggressions.

Jennifer Lucero preparing an epidural and Catherine Chen in the OR

While academic internal medicine departments have made progress in increasing diversity amongst their faculty leadership, perioperative medicine departments have lagged behind.