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   



Diversity & Inclusion News

Read the latest related news from our department and the committee. 

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Diversity & Inclusion Resources

Numerous resources both within and outside the University of Pittsburgh are available to faculty, staff, and trainees.  

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Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter

The committee publishes a monthly newsletter featuring related news, events, and celebrations.