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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The Department of Surgery at University of Utah believes it is imperative to build and nurture a culture of inclusion that respects the humanity of ALL peoples.

VISION: Where we are going

The Department of Surgery will build diversity within its members and nurture a culture of equity and inclusion that respects the humanity of all.

MISSION: What we do

The Department of Surgery is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive climate for all faculty, staff, and trainees. Diversity in our Department will allow for a more innovative, collaborative, and productive group that will expand our influence and lead to improvements in education, research, and clinical care. We recognize that unique challenges exist for ethnic, gender, and social minorities, and we will advocate for increased representation and equal opportunities across all identities. As surgical leaders, it is our responsibility to ensure that increased diversity, equity, and inclusion are high priorities both internal and external to our Department.

The Department of Surgery will work closely with the Office for Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (OHEDI) which is overseen by the division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within the University of Utah Health (UUH).

Latest News

Women Surgeons: Defining the Future of Surgery
Jul 31, 2021

Women Surgeons: Defining the Future of Surgery


Did you know that 70% of the general surgery residents at University of Utah are now women? Dr. Laura Lambert, General Surgery Residency Program Director, talks about past gender expectations and the role women play in the future of surgery.... Read More


Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

 jeremiah alt

Jeremiah Alt MD, PhD


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