Everyone in the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery is committed to diversity and inclusion, from trainees to faculty and staff. Our diversity efforts are overseen by the department's director of diversity and inclusion, with strong support from departmental leadership, including the director, vice director and residency program director. We continue to seek ways to support diversity, equity and inclusion within our department, the institution and our otolaryngology–head and neck surgery community.
How We Build and Practice Diversity and Inclusion
We firmly believe that we can best promote excellence by creating a climate of diversity, inclusion and respect. This is critical to attaining the best research, scholarship, teaching, health care and other goals of our department and Johns Hopkins as a whole.
We recognize and support the values of diversity and inclusion in achieving and sustaining excellence in academics, research and patient care.
We create and foster inclusion by recruiting and retaining diverse groups of students, residents, faculty and staff.
We acknowledge that the responsibility for excellence, diversity and inclusion lies with all of us.
We offer research and clinical medical student rotations to foster the development of physician leaders committed to eliminating the nation’s health inequities through patient care, education, advocacy and research. These programs have served as a model for other otolaryngology–head and neck surgery training programs.
Diversity and Inclusion Committee
The committee holds a variety of events throughout the year, including:
Quarterly Open Forums
Everyone gathers to discuss issues critical to advancing diversity and inclusion. Residents have served as small-group facilitators, alongside staff and faculty, aiming to infuse a culture of recognition and support for diversity and inclusion. Past forums have focused on serving patients with limited English proficiency and addressing racism and health disparities, among others.
Annual Book Club
We discuss books on a variety of topics including diversity, such as "Between the World and Me," Dr. Lisa Cooper's "Why are Health Disparities Everyone's Problem?" and "Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally."
Annual Endowed Lectureship
The Sandra Y. Lin, M.D. Endowed Lecture on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, which began in 2016. All speakers are asked to include references to diversity, equity and inclusion in their presentation.
Johns Hopkins Residency and Fellowship Programs Win the 2023 ACGME Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award
The Barbara Ross-Lee, DO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award is a national award that recognizes efforts to achieve diversity, equity, and inclusion in graduate medical education.