Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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.
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.
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.
Related Links and Resources
Perceptual and Structural Facilitators and Barriers to Becoming a Surgeon: A Qualitative Study of African American and Latino Surgeons
Academic Medicine, AAMC, Jesus Ulloa, MD, MBA, MS UCSF, UCSF General Surgery Residency Graduate, 2018