University of California San Francisco

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are committed to continuous assessment, accountability, and collaboration with all the members of the Department of Surgery and our patients
Dr. Andre Campbell


Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

 Lucy Zumwinkle Kornblith, MD, FACS

Lucy Kornblith, MD, FACS

Director of Gender Equity

The UCSF Department of Surgery Diversity Committee is dedicated to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) that embraces the value of individual differences and creates an environment where everyone feels welcomed, respected, and empowered.

Our mission is to promote equitable opportunities for success, eliminate healthcare disparities, and cultivate a surgical workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve in San Francisco. Through intentional recruitment, comprehensive education and training, mentorship, and community engagement, we strive to advance DEI principles in surgical practice, research, and innovation.

We are committed to continuous assessment, accountability, and collaboration with all the members of the Department of Surgery and our patients. Our goal is to work towards a future where DEI is ingrained a part of in every aspect our department of the UCSF Department of Surgery. We are working towards ensuring that using the principles of DEI will provide exceptional, patient-centered care and improve health outcomes for all.

UCSF DEI Committee

The UCSF DEI Committee is a dedicated group of individuals working diligently to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the University of California, San Francisco's academic and healthcare institutions. Through their initiatives and advocacy, they are actively shaping a more inclusive environment that reflects the values of equal opportunity and respect for all members of the UCSF community.

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Muriel Steele Society

The Muriel Steele Society (MSS)  is an inclusive community dedicated to inspiring, supporting, and promoting women surgeons and gender minority so they can thrive at all stages of their careers. We are comprised of committees spanning numerous areas, work together seamlessly to promote wellness of members, provide mentorship across all levels of training from medical student to junior faculty, and to conduct research on issues that hamper progress towards gender parity and greater diversity in surgery. 

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Differences Matter

Differences Matter is a multi-year, multi-faceted School of Medicine initiative designed to make UCSF the most diverse, equitable and inclusive academic medical system in the country. It is one of the most important cultural initiatives at UCSF and one that the Department of Surgery enthusiastically supports. We firmly believe that diversity, equity and inclusion are the cornerstones for a thriving community.


Sanziana A. Roman, M.D., FACS a professor in the Department of Surgery, is the Dean's Diversity Leader for Leadership Equity and Inclusion in the School of Medicine at UCSF. She has a national and international reputation in endocrine surgery and surgical education, having served as the co-Director of the Fellowship Programs of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

Dr. Roman organized a symposium about women in surgery, reported on in the World Journal of Surgery in June 2018. "The result was powerful testimonials from women surgeons, from Europe to the United States, from Africa to Australia and Asia, reflecting the culture of the place where their career took place." Despite their cultural differences, they all had in common the struggle to establish themselves in the surgical profession, traditionally a male-dominated field.

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Dr. Campbell reception

Reception celebrating completing Dr. Campbell's service as the 28th President of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons. From left, clockwise, Dr. Renee Navarro presenting, Dr. Sosa and the ZSFGCare Faculty, group shot of DoS Faculty and guests inlcuding Dr. Elena Fuentes-Afflick, Dr. Talmadge King, Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor, Medical Affairs with Dr. Campbell.

Dr. Campbell City Hall.

November 2nd is officially recognized as Dr. Andre Campbell Day as proclaimed by SF Mayor London Breed. From left, clockwise, UCSF Department of Surgery Faculty and Residents with UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, CA Controller Malia Cohen, Dr. Campbell with Mayor Breed, and SF Police Chief William Scott with Dr. Campbell.