Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is responsible for bringing together teams of leaders and trainees with varied skill sets, perspectives and experiences which are best equipped to generate the innovation that will meet the many challenges of healthcare and improve the lives of our patients and our community. We understand that in order to meet our goals, to eliminate health disparities, meet current and future challenges in healthcare, and achieve equity in patient care, we must make diversity a top priority.   

We are committed to inclusive recruitment, retention and advancement of talented faculty and trainees of diverse backgrounds. 

Our Mission

To foster a department that embraces diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives as a stimulus for innovation and problem solving, for achieving excellence in education, research and scholarship, and for achieving equity in patient care.

Our Vision

We aim to be a culturally diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment for trainees, faculty and staff, who are equipped to provide excellent care to a diverse patient population.

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Our Leadership

VUMC Radiology Diversity Leadership

From left: Drs. Andrea Birch, Marques Bradshaw, Stephanie Spottswood, Reed Omary, Lucy Spalluto​

 

Lucy Spalluto, M.D.Lucy Spalluto, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences 
Associate Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
lucy.b.spalluto@vumc.org

Focus:

  • Female Faculty Development - to develop knowledgeable, successful, confident women prepared to achieve career success and assume leadership positions
  • Recruitment and retention of competitive, underrepresented female medical student applicants to our residency program

 

Andrea Birch, M.D.Andrea Birch, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences 
Associate Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
andrea.birch@vumc.org

Focus:

  • Recruitment and retention of competitive minority medical student applicants to our residency program
  • Organize residency education to serve a culturally diverse population

 

Marques Bradshaw, M.D.Marques Bradshaw, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Associate Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
marques.bradshaw@vumc.org

Focus:

  • Recruitment and retention of competitive minority medical student applicants to our residency program
  • Develop and maintain relationships with pipeline programs for underrepresented in medicine high school and college students

 

Yu Luo, M.D., Ph.D.Yu Luo, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Associate Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
yu.luo@vumc.org

Focus:

  • Recruitment and retention of competitive minority medical student applicants to our residency program

  • Organize residency education to serve a culturally diverse population

 

Eleby Washington, M.D.Eleby Washington, M.D.

PGY5, Diagnostic Radiology
Resident Liaison to the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
eleby.r.washington@vumc.org

 

Stephanie Spottswood, M.D.Stephanie Spottswood, M.D., MSPH

Former Director, Professor Emerita Consultant 
stephanie.spottswood@vanderbilt.edu

 

 

Dr. Reed Omary Quote

Faculty Enrichment Programs
  • Our Women in Radiology group is designed to develop knowledgeable, successful, confident women prepared to achieve career success and assume leadership positions.
  • Our annual Vanderbilt Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences Diversity Grand Rounds provides recognition of research and clinical achievements of nationally renowned, underrepresented minority physicians within our specialty.
  • Our Cultural Proficiency seminars provide training to recognize unconscious bias and contribute to the elimination of health disparities.
Resident Recruitment and Training

Along with Vanderbilt Medical Center, we blend new discoveries and technology into education, preparing our trainees to offer the most progressive and comprehensive care possible. We aim to maintain a culturally and demographically diverse group of radiology residents to enrich the learning environment and prepare them to serve an increasingly culturally diverse patient population and reduce healthcare disparities. 

  • Cultural Proficiency training teaches recognition of unconscious bias and contributes to the elimination of health disparities.
  • Radiology Department Visiting Externship allows talented 4th year medical students from other universities, who are interested in pursuing radiology, to be paired with an underrepresented minority faculty mentor.
  • Second Look Weekend gives underrepresented minority GME candidates the opportunity to revisit Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Local Multicultural Events 
  • Brittany Burns, M.D., Eleby Washington, M.D., Kevin Taylor , M.D. (back row, left to right) and Reed Omary, M.D., M.S. (front left) with resident candidates during Second Look Weekend 2018.
  • Radiology faculty and trainees with resident candidates during Second Look Weekend 2018.
  • Radiology faculty and trainees gather at Dr. Stephanie Spottswood's home for a URM Radiology Reception (November 2017).
  • Kevin Taylor , M.D., Brittany Burns, M.D., Reed Omary, M.D., M.S., and Eleby Washington, M.D., (back row, left to right) with resident applicants during Second Look Weekend 2017.
  • Edwin Donnelly, M.D., Ph.D., and Brittany Burns, M.D., attend Second Look Weekend 2016.
  • Andrea Birch, M.D., speaks with students during Second Look Weekend 2016.
  • Sudha Singh, M.B.B.S., M.D., (center left) pictured with members of the Giddha Dhammal dance group at the Interfaith Oneness Festival (August 2016).
  • Sudha Singh, M.B.B.S., M.D., pictured with members of the Giddha Dhammal dance group at the Interfaith Oneness Festival (August 2016).
  • Radiology faculty, secondary faculty and trainees (2017)
  • Stephanie Spottswood, M.D., M.S.P.H., presented "Pediatric Radiology as a Career Choice" at Meharry Medical School as of their Health Careers educational program (September 2017).
  • Nearly 100 students attended Dr. Stephanie Spottswood's talk "Pediatric Radiology as a Career Choice" at Meharry Medical School as of their Health Careers educational program (September 2017).
  • Dr. Andrea Birch, (center) met with Drs. Donald E. Wilson (left) and Louis W. Sullivan(right) during the annual meeting for the Association for Academic Minority Physicians (AAMP) in October 2017.