Welcome to the Department of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Over the last 20 years, the University of Pittsburgh has become one of the nation’s leading academic institutions. At the forefront of its rise has been its commitment to excellence in medicine. The Department of Medicine is committed to making sure that the future leaders in medicine and care delivery are trained here. This population, we believe, will be a diverse group of care providers which mirrors the populations in our communities.  As a result, we are dedicated to recruitment throughout the pipeline.

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is committed to the recruitment, retention, and promotion of the nation’s brightest. The mission of the office is to build a community that supports the growth of those from diverse backgrounds while simultaneously recruiting and welcoming a diverse faculty and staff into our community.

We hope that our office creates space for members our community to voice their concerns, celebrate their differences, and recognize their similarities. Here we have created a place where mothers, fathers, daughters, and sons can come together to accomplish our shared goal: delivery of world-class care.

Naudia L. Jonassaint, MD, MHS, MBA
Vice Chair, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Department of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are essential to excellence in academic medicine. The Department of Medicine has set significant goals in fostering an environment of inclusive excellence. This tenet will enable us to diversify our faculty, staff and trainees. Therefore, we commit to inclusive excellence in developing guidance, strategies, policies and procedures in support of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Diversity is essential to reaching our ultimate goal – to serve patients and the public through excellence in clinical work, research, education and service. The creation of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion led by Dr. Naudia Jonassaint symbolizes our commitment to training the future leaders in medicine.

The Department of Medicine’s efforts are closely aligned to those of the School of Medicine, the Schools of the Health Sciences, the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC. We fully support and endorse its three pillars of representation diversity, inclusive climate and cultural competence.

Mark W. Geraci, MD
Professor of Medicine and Interim Chair of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


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