Council for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA)
The Neurosurgery Council for Diversity and Inclusion was created in April 2021 in alignment with the UF College of Medicine’s Office for Diversity and Health Equity’s vision to promote equity in medicine. With support from our Department Chair, Dr. Brian Hoh, the council serves as resource for faculty, staff and local community members to champion advancing inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) objectives. Diversity council leadership includes representation from clinical and research faculty, residents and staff with a variety of backgrounds. This council assures our department’s commitment to represent the richly diverse community which we serve.
The mission of this council is to create an environment that reflects our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access amongst faculty, staff, trainees and patients. We believe this is a shared responsibility of all members of the Department of Neurosurgery, and together we strive to elevate our ability to provide excellence in patient care.
Dear all UF Neurosurgery faculty, staff, trainees and collaborators:
Our ability to leverage the strengths of diversity, equity and inclusion in medicine, uniquely positions us to advance and improve the manner in which we deliver patient care. It is my privilege and honor to provide leadership in promoting inclusiveness and diversity at the department of Neurosurgery. Our collective voices and actions will ensure that UF Neurosurgery is a place that values everyone who works and trains here and that continues to promote equity enhancing practices and policies.
Know that we stand together.
To our patients:
Everyone is welcome here. UF Neurosurgery understands, accepts and values the differences between people. We take our mission to cultivate a culture of respect and collaboration seriously. We hope that our efforts in this regard will allow individuals from all diverse backgrounds to feel welcome and engaged under our care.
With warm regards,
Brian L. Hoh, MD, MBA, FACS, FAHA, FAANS
James & Brigitte Marino Family Professor and Chair of Neurosurgery
Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida