Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is responsible for bringing together teams of leaders and trainees with varied skill sets, perspectives and experiences. Together we are better equipped to meet healthcare challenges and improve the lives of our patients and our community. We are committed to inclusive recruitment, retention and advancement of talented faculty and trainees of diverse backgrounds. 

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High School Students: The VUMC Observational Experience (VOE) program allows students to learn about careers in radiology. Applicants may request one observational experience per calendar year. To learn more and to apply, click here.

First-Year Medical Students: The ACR PIER Internship program is an 8-week clinical and research internship. Interns work side-by-side with experienced radiologists and researchers. To learn more and to apply, click here

Fourth-Year Medical Students: Through the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program students have the opportunity to come to Vanderbilt Radiology for a short-term elective rotation. To learn more and to apply, click here

Our Leadership

VUMC Radiology Office of Diversity & Inclusion Leadership

From left: Drs. Lucy Spalluto, Marques Bradshaw and Andrea Birch

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 department Diversity Grand Rounds provides recognition of research and clinical achievements of nationally renowned, underrepresented minority physicians within our specialty. 
    • Oct. 25, 2019: Johnson Benjamin Lightfoote, M.D., MBA, FACR to present "Innovation, Energy and Intention: Radiology Professions Improving our Diversity, Inclusion, Representation and Service" Noon to 1 p.m. | Medical Center North, CCC-1111 Learn More
  • 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 University Medical Center (VUMC), 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 VUMC.

Andrea Birch, M.D.

Andrea Birch, M.D.
Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
andrea.birch@vumc.org

    Marques Bradshaw, M.D.

    Marques Bradshaw, M.D.
    Associate Vice Chair, Diversity Affairs
    marques.bradshaw@vumc.org

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

      Yu Luo, M.D., Ph.D.
      Associate Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
      yu.luo@vumc.org

        Lucy Spalluto, M.D.

        Lucy Spalluto, M.D.
        Associate Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
        Director, Women In Radiology
        lucy.b.spalluto@vumc.org

        Stephanie Spottswood, M.D.

        Stephanie Spottswood, M.D., MSPH
        Former Director, Professor Emerita Consultant 
        stephanie.spottswood@vumc.org

        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.

        • FY20 URM trainees and faculty
        • 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.