The Orthopaedic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is committed to the intentional recruitment, leadership, and best practice that ensure a welcoming, nurturing and robustly inclusive community where we actively work to mitigate the effects of unconscious bias across all areas of Orthopaedics.

DEI Sponsored Grand Rounds Speakers

  • September 2021
    "Prioritizing Racial Equality and Anti-Racism in Health Care” 
    Dr. Consuelo Wilkins
  • February 2022
    Celebration of Black History
    Speaker TBD.




  • December 3, 2021
    DEI Sponsored Department Wide Virtual Bias in Healthcare Training
  • November 2022 Perry Initiative Program Event – Ortho DEI is excited for the opportunity to sponsor this one-day career exploration for young women in high school and medical school that allows for a hands-on introduction to the field of Orthopaedic Surgery and engineering.

For questions please reach out to diana.arcuri@vumc.org

Past Events:

September and October 2021
Partnered with the African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG) to support a Local Middle School with their School Supply Drive.

2021 Celebrations

  • March 8, 2021 – Women’s History Month
  • June – Pride Month.
  • September/October – Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month


  • November – Veteran’s Day (Month)

Journal Club

Meets Monthly

Next Journal club meeting will be held on November 30th, 2021 at 12:00pm.
Featured book is This Chair Rocks by Ashton Applewhite.

Previous Featured books:

The Other Wes Moore One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

Caste The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Leadership Team

Co-chairs: Mary Duvanich and Nicholas (Nick) Blackmon

Recorder: Diana Arcuri