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

EDI Framework is our strategy to grow and sustain a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable working and learning environment that improves our department, faculty, and staff, and others whom we serve. The Framework’s five pillars are: 

  • Recruitment
  • Professional advancement and retention
  • EDI communication and education
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Health disparity/inequity education and research   

Our EDI Newsletter:


Previous Issues


White Coats Against Racism & Injustice Event, May 25, 12:50 pm - 1:30 pm

Please join Pitt and UPMC on May 25, 2023 for the White Coats Against Racism & Injustice Event. The purpose of this event is to unify against hatred and violence based on race within our Black, Brown, and Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Read more

White Coats Against Racism & Injustice Kneel, sponsored by UPMC GME, the University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine Office of DEI, Department of Emergency Medicine DEI Committee,and DGIM Antiracist Task Force and Empower Committee



Diversity News

Read the latest diversity-related news from our department. 

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Diversity Resources

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