Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Antiracism Programs

practitioner holding up sign that says, "Black Lives Matter."
OHSU physician holds a sign during a moment of silence, as she joins with other medical professionals in Pioneer Courthouse Square on Friday, June 5, 2020, showing their support for the black lives matter movement.

Olabisi Sanusi

Dr. Olabisi Sanusi is the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Antiracism Programs (DEI Director). Dr. Sanusi works collaboratively with the Department Administrator, as well as internal and external stakeholders, to coordinate department DEI efforts.

"As a medical community, we must speak out and break the stronghold of racial injustices that continue to plague our country."

- Daniel Tshala, Medical student in the OHSU School of Medicine, June 29, 2020
(This video was created during Daniel Tshala’s first year of medical school in the OHSU School of Medicine) 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Department of Neurological Surgery is a safe, respectful and welcoming place for people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, genders, national origins, abilities, ages, colors, religions, and sexual orientations. We are committed to learning, promoting inclusion, and working to abolish inequities in our workplace here at OHSU, in our region, in our nation, and in our world.

Read more about the department mission and vision here.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

Diversity Action Plan

The department diversity action plan is intended to guide our efforts alongside the broader OHSU Diversity Action Plan. The Department of Neurological Surgery action plan includes strategies in four areas: recruitment, retention, inclusion and partnerships. Some early successes of this plan include:

  • Nearly 100% of department members have completed institutional Unconscious Bias Training.
  • Diversity and equity topics are imbedded in the annual education curriculum.
  • Leaders across the department have impacted national equity work using platforms such as the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, ASPET, and ACCESS

Pathway Opportunities

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