Department of
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

A strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) is a fundamental value of the University, UPMC, and our department and is critical to achieving personal, professional, and organizational success. Our EDI Committee, leaders, faculty, and staff are all champions of these efforts.  

As part of our mission, we are committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Specifically, our EDI Committee aims to actively enhance the EDI of our faculty, staff, and students through innovative and evidence-based methods of recruitment, career development, retention, and advancement.



To process and promote fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement while striving to identify and eliminate barriers



Any dimension that can be used to differentiate groups and people from one another. The broadest possible view of diversity, including seen and unseen qualities


A state of being valued, respected, and supported




Our EDI Committee

Kimberly Cantees, MD, MBA Jacques E. Chelly, MD, PhD, MBA Cara J. Fleischman, MHS, CRNA Rachel Hicks, MSN, CRNA Ibtesam A. Hilmi, MB, CHB, FRCA
Andrea Ibarra, MD, MS Jessica Kridler Kevin Luong, PA-C, MBA Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD, MBA Melissa S. McConnell, MSN, CRNA
David G. Metro, MD, FASA Malinda Miller, MSN, CRNA Kenny M. Roman, PhD Senthil Sadhasivam, MD, MPH, MBA, FASA Tetsuro Sakai, MD, PhD, MHA, FASA
Siamak Salavatian, PhD Doreen Soliman, MD Kathirvel Subramaniam, MD, MPH, FASE Erin A. Sullivan, MD, D.ABA, FASA




Diversity News and Updates

Read the latest news about diversity initiatives in our department. 

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Diversity Resources

Numerous diversity resources both within and outside the University of Pittsburgh are available to trainees.