Diversity in the Department

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Department of Neurosurgery, in keeping with Lifespan Health System and Brown University’s mission, recognizes, supports, develops, and maintains a diverse faculty, workforce, and student population. Dimensions of diversity include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age, and socioeconomic and geographic background. Our commitment ensures respect for diversity, broad representation at all levels, and consistency and compliance with Lifespan Health System and Brown’s policies on non-discrimination.

We strongly believe that multicultural perspectives are critical to the success of the department by enriching educational understanding, fostering outreach in clinical care settings, and enhancing trust in research. Diversity among faculty, staff and students creates a greater number of role models, broadens perspectives, and combats negative and inappropriate stereotyping. Institutional diversity improves outreach to the community, enhances trust and communication, and facilitates development of culturally appropriate clinical, research and educational programs.

The Department of Neurosurgery strives to create and maintain an environment that welcomes and respects individuals with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds.