Everyone. Every time. Everywhere.
In order to provide remarkable healthcare for everyone in our community, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community throughout all aspects of our work.
We are committed to the mission, vision and values shared by both UW Health and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. At the core of these values and goals is the constant endeavor toward excellence in all that we do and toward fostering a culture of inclusion and respect among our patients, employees, learners, and the communities we serve. Through teaching, discovery and advocacy, we hope to promote equity in access to quality health care. We aim to serve Everyone, Every time, Everywhere.
We also strongly believe in the significance of servant leadership. Our providers and staff understand the importance of community health and seek to improve the lives of the citizens of Madison, WI and beyond by engaging directly with the community, particularly under-served populations.
Our clinical sites at University Hospitals and Clinics and the American Family Children’s center are recognized as “Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in the Healthcare Equality Index 2020 report. The annual survey is conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization. The American Family Children’s Hospital has earned top marks for the last five years for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families, who can face challenges in accessing adequate healthcare.
To learn more about our engagement and development initiatives with low-resource populations internationally, please visit our Global Surgery webpage.
Department of Surgery DEI News
The October issue of the Journal of Surgical Research will feature the artwork of two Wisconsin Surgery residents on the cover as winners of the Association for Academic Surgery’s Ethics Committee art contest. The residents, …September 20, 2021
Alaa Mansour’s medical journey has taken her all over the Midwest; as a participant Underrepresented in Surgery (URS) Visiting Elective Program, that means she recently spent two weeks with the Wisconsin Department of Surgery’s Division …September 16, 2021
Frantzlee LaCrete, is spending his time in Wisconsin looking to both the future and the past. For his rotation through the Underrepresented in Surgery (URS) Visiting Elective Program, LaCrete is studying under the Division of …August 25, 2021
On July 30, 2021, the high school research interns of the Surgery Clinical Research Continuum presented their group and individual projects to a virtual audience. Divided into two teams of six, the 12 high school …August 11, 2021
While Darren Gordon, PhD, was originally a stranger to the University of Wisconsin and the Plastic Surgery Division of Wisconsin Surgery, his rotation with the Wisconsin Department of Surgery through the Underrepresented in Surgery (URS) …August 3, 2021
The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.
- UW Health Diversity Resources
- UW School of Medicine and Public Health Diversity Resources
- University of Wisconsin Diversity Resources
Department of Surgery faculty, staff, residents, and fellows are invited to participate in UW Health's voluntary, employee-led Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).
ERGs focus on the experiences and perspectives of people of a particular race, ethnic or cultural background, gender, gender identity, religion, age cohort, sexual orientation, history of disabilities, military services, or other affinities. Participation provides opportunities to network, pursue professional and personal development, foster community, and support education and initiatives aimed at enhancing equity and inclusion.
The first five ERG pilots are African American/Black, LGBTQ+, Women’s Leadership Group, Military Service Membership, and Latinx. Click on the title above to learn more and find out how to join!
Did you know you can add pronouns to your UW-Madison Zoom account? This feature allows you to let others know how you would like to be referred to in classes, meetings, and anywhere else Zoom displays your name and profile.
Diversity-Related Events on Campus
- October 26
- October 26
- October 27Never ForgetAn Incredible Story of Holocaust Research & Survival 6:00 PM, Hillel (611 Langdon Street)
- October 28Day of the Dead Community Altar12:00 AM, The Overture
- October 28NACHP Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Cary Waubanascum “This is how we show up for our relatives”: Understanding how Indigenous relative caregivers embody traditional kinship to resist the colonial child welfare system 11:30 AM, Online