Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Columbia’s Department of Otolaryngology/Head&Neck Surgery recognizes and celebrates the dignity and value of all persons, and we are committed to creating an open and inclusive environment for our patients, staff, trainees and faculty.

  • We stand in solidarity with the African American community and other underrepresented communities and will actively support and employ anti-racist efforts within the department. 
  • We welcome and seek to actively support underrepresented minorities in our department, and we stand against discrimination of any individual based on race, ethnicity, religion, disability status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
  • We will work against inequity in healthcare and seek equality in the care we provide.
  • We welcome and promote those from underrepresented groups to staff and faculty positions, traineeships, lectureships and leadership positions within the department.

Our Departmental Diversity Committee has been established to promote and ensure an inclusive environment and is open to every department member.

Signed,

Department of Otolaryngology Diversity Committee