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Departmental Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The UCSF Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect for all members of our society. Recent societal events lay bare the disproportionately high incidence of violence perpetrated against the Black community. The Coronavirus pandemic disproportionately infects and kills members of the Black, Latinx, and Native American populations. Our department stands in firm solidarity against bias, hate, and discrimination of all kinds against any and all minorities or under-represented groups, and any and all people. We intend to amplify the message that Black Lives Matter.

As a department, we respect and celebrate the diversity and rich cultural contributions of our entire community, especially our staff, residents, fellows, students and faculty. We will continue to address our individual and institutional biases, strongly advocate for an anti-racist environment, and work diligently to minimize implicit bias and micro-aggressions in the workplace. We will continue to provide the highest level of compassionate and exceptional patient care for our community and for all who seek our expertise.

OHNS Commitment to Diversity