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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation values diversity across all of our missions and in everything that we do. We believe that our physicians and surgeons should be as diverse as the population it serves. We achieve diversity in our department by actively recruiting and promoting faculty, residents and staff from all backgrounds and experiences. We believe that we maintain diversity in our department by fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and understanding for all. It is our goal to celebrate and create a supportive and diverse environment and in so doing to provide the best care for our diverse community.

We have a long-standing commitment to making orthopaedics a more accessible field for surgeons and patients alike. Our department recruited and trained the first African-American woman to become an orthopaedic surgeon in the United States and has sought to elevate women and under represented minorities to the highest leadership levels in orthopaedics. We value the importance of our history and strive to sustain this legacy as leaders championing diversity.

At Yale, our department has access to a wide array of resources and opportunities that support diversity, equity, and inclusion at the university, within the Yale New Haven Health system, and in the Greater New Haven area.