Diversity & Inclusion in the Section of Surgical Sciences

At Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Section of Surgical Sciences is committed to promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion in line with the strategic directions of the medical center as a whole.  We partner with the Executive Diversity Council for the Medical Center as well as the Office for Diversity and Inclusion through the Medical School in our dedication towards our mission.


To promote excellence in surgical care through fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion in education, research and patient care.


  • Better mirror the population we serve through a systematic approach to recruitment and hiring
  • Create an inclusive environment for faculty, staff, residents and patients
  • Achieve health equity in the delivery of patient care by working to eliminate effects of bias on patient outcomes and patient experience

VUMC Office for Diversity

Section Vice Chair for Diversity & Inclusion

Our Team