The Neurosurgery Viewpoint Committee was created in April 2021 in alignment with the UF College of Medicine’s Office for Health Care Excellence, Community and Belonging 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 a variety of viewpoints. Leadership for the Viewpoint Committee includes representation from clinical and research faculty, residents and staff with a variety of backgrounds. This committee assures our department’s commitment to represent the community which we serve.
The mission of this committee is to create an environment that reflects our commitment to equity in healthcare and a culture of belonging 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 equity in healthcare, 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 a culture of belonging 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 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