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
C-Change

Global Health News

Left to right: Michael Lipnick, MD, Sam Percy, MD and colleague at Navajo Nation
October 08, 2021

Congratulations to Sam Percy, MD, Children's Hospital Colorado Pediatric Anesthesia Fellow and former UCSF Health Equity Action and Leadership (HEAL) Initiative Fellow, on his well-deserved 

Michael Lipnick, MD, Sam Percy, MD, and colleague at the Navajo Nation Hospital
April 02, 2021

Department Members Provide Much-Needed Relief In Navajo Nation, NYC

Curriculum Format and Goals
October 22, 2020

UCSF medical students and Anesthesia Division of Global Health Equity Interns Rebecca Chen and Janette Tang were awarded an Honorable Mention by the UCSF Short Term Dean’s Prize in Research Committee for their work to develop a Health Equity Curriculum for surgery and anesthesia trainees.

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March 25, 2020

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

Diversity and Inclusion News

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In spite of gains in the overall number of women in the field of anesthesiology, gender disparities remain in leadership positions.

Catherine Chen, MD, MPH, speaking at Anesthesia Research Day

In celebration of Women in Medicine month, and in recognition of the essential contributions of all of the women in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at UCSF, we will provide highlights of the many extraordinary women in anesthesia throughout the month of September.

Left: Vanessa Henke, MD, with students and colleagues in the OR during UCSF SCORE 2020

In celebration of Women in Medicine month, and in recognition of the essential contributions of all of the women in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at UCSF, we will provide highlights of the many extraordinary women in anesthesia throughout the month of September.

Left to Right: Drs. Dorre Nicholau, Kathryn Rouine-Rapp, Renee Navarro and Sue Carlisle at their anesthesia residency graduation celebration

In celebration of Women in Medicine month, and in recognition of the essential contributions of all of the women in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at UCSF, we will provide highlights of the many extraordinary women in anesthesia at UCSF throughout the month of September.