Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Statement

The Loyola Department of Surgery is committed to fostering an environment that embraces the uniqueness of all individuals. We welcome and value individuals of regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion/faith, and other backgrounds/identities. Through fair and deliberate recruitment, promotion, and education, we strive to provide the highest quality surgical care for every member of our community. 

DEI Commitment

When it comes to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, we are committed to the mission, vision and values shared by Trinity HealthLoyola University Chicago, and The Stritch School of Medicine.

We believe that a diverse community of students, trainees, faculty, and other healthcare providers enhances the educational experience, promotes innovative research, and improves the quality of patient care we deliver. At the core of our values and goals is the ongoing endeavor toward excellence in all that we do. We foster a culture of inclusion and respect amongst our patients, employees, trainees, students, and the communities we serve. Through teaching, discovery, and advocacy, we aim to promote equity in access to quality health care.

Committee on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

In 2021, the Department of Surgery appointed its inaugural Vice-Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and subsequently assembled a diverse committee of faculty, trainees ad support staff to guide the focused efforts of the Department of Surgery to enhance and develop the DEI mission.

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