The Department of Surgery recognizes the widespread existence of systemic and structural racism in our community and nation. We are committed to combating this at all levels. By doing so we will address health inequities and promote diversity and inclusion. Join us in this effort as we strive to enhance our culture of care and tolerance.

DEI Council

In the summer of 2020, the Department of Surgery moved to expand the previous work of our Diversity Committee and formed the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council. The 27-member council is led by Vice Chair V. Liana Tsikitis, M.D., M.C.R., M.B.A., and is comprised of surgery faculty, fellows, advanced practice practitioners, residents, students, and administrative staff.

The council’s mission is to assist OHSU and the Department of Surgery to achieve health equity for all by becoming an inclusive, antiracist department and institution.

Each member has committed to a 4-year term – residents and fellows are asked to participate for 2 years if possible.

Learn more about our work and goals

Guiding standards

Our department and the OHSU School of Medicine are committed to diversity and ensures that our practices, programs and policies are in alignment with AAMC and accrediting body diversity guidelines as well as OHSU program accreditation standards including: