Diversity and Inclusion

A Culture of Respect

The Department of Anesthesiology is committed to equality, fairness, and a culture of respect in our working and learning environments. These values are inseparable from our missions. At the core of our current work is a series of department-wide discussions about our shared realities and lived experiences, guided by our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force. The goal is to assure a sustained, focused effort on inclusive practices.

 Why Pronouns Matter

Why Pronouns Matter

This is a short video on pronoun use at Columbia, with suggestions on showing allyship to queer and transgender members of the community.





Faculty Activities

The Department of Anesthesiology faculty advocate for the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusivity in faculty development, and in regional and national committee work in the field. Some of our activities are as follows.

Monthly Seminars

Residents and fellows in our educational programs are invited to monthly seminars conducted by the Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NewYork Presbyterian GME Task Force on Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. The seminars promote values of equity and anti-racism, provide opportunities for mentorship, networking, and career development, and support members of the campus community who identify as underrepresented minorities based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic class, disability, or religion.

Reading List

living list of resources and reading materials collected by the department's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force.

Seed Grants

The following are some of the seed grants awarded to our faculty and their institutional colleagues by the Columbia University Office of the Provost:

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