Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

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Anesthesiology Statement of Inclusion

The University of Virginia Department of Anesthesiology strives to promote a culture of equality, diversity, and inclusion. We embrace and appreciate all individual qualities and perspectives of our resident/fellow trainees as well as our nurse anesthetists, faculty, staff, and patients. Each day we actively work to transform our culture to promote diversity and inclusion with excellence in clinical care, education, and research. We believe that diversity not only makes us stronger, facilitates collaboration, and aids in positive changes to the Department, but it is a core commitment and strength of the University. We are committed to ensuring everyone is welcome, safe, and valued at UVA Health System.

Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (JEDI) Committee

The UVA Department of Anesthesiology formed its inaugural JEDI Committee in 2022 composed of faculty, residents, and CRNAs. Our mission is to foster an environment of psychological safety that promotes personal growth and ensures that all providers are afforded equitable opportunities and treated with respect.  

For additional JEDI information, please contact:
Joshua Roach, MD (he/his)
JEDI Strategist
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

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JEDI Leadership: Drs. Esfahani and Kleiman and CRNAs Kelly Mateja and Ali Griffith