headshot of Craig A. Buchman, MD, FACS
Craig A. Buchman, MD, FACS

Diversity, equity and inclusion allow us to develop better solutions to complex scientific and clinical challenges and to train culturally sensitive clinicians and scientists.

“We highly value diversity in all its forms, and we pride ourselves on providing a welcoming and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive. These values form the foundation for achieving excellence in all that we do.”

Craig A. Buchman, MD, FACS
Lindburg Professor and Head, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Commitment to Anti-Racism from Washington University School of Medicine Leadership »

Help us build momentum

headshot Maithilee Menezes, MD
Maithilee Menezes, MD

As part of our departmental effort, Officer of Inclusion & Diversity and DEI Liaison Maithilee Menezes, MD, is spearheading an initiative that prioritizes:

  • Formation of a dedicated committee
  • Growth through collaboration and feedback
  • Inclusive support for our residents, faculty, and staff
  • Ongoing research into equity in clinical care
  • Advancement of systemic and curricular changes, including
    the rollout of the Understanding Systemic Racism Curriculum
  • Increasing diversity and gender parity among faculty

Q&A with Officer of Equity & Inclusion Maithilee Menezes, MD »

Diversity Sub-internship

Otolaryngology Diversity Sub-internship

Available to full-time medical students of diverse backgrounds, this is a visiting rotation with a $2,000 stipend to offset the cost of travel, housing, and fees.

Applications for 2022 accepted on a rolling basis.

Campus resources

Robert Boston Photographer Dr. Tiffany Osborn in Surgery Care Unit with Shawn Reynolds Anesthesiology Physician Assistant Emergency Department at Barnes.

Academic Women’s Network

Established by WUSM faculty to promote professional interactions and career development and to assist and mentor women in science and medicine.

Minority Medical Association

This inter-departmental organization of residents and fellows at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and WUSM is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in our hospitals and communities.

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The office focuses on advancing WUSM’s commitment to creating a stronger, more equitable campus where everyone is welcomed, respected and supported.

OUTMed

OUTMed

Supported by the WUSM Department of Medicine, OUTmed is an organization for LGBTQIA-identified faculty, residents, fellows and staff at Washington University School of Medicine.

Association of Women Surgeons

Through a variety of programming, this WUSM group brings together students, residents and faculty to address issues unique to female surgeons and support each other in overcoming these obstacles.

WUSTL Human Resources: DEI

Washington University Human Resources support efforts to create a diverse and inclusive culture by offering resources and training to managers and employees across campus.

Departmental news & research

Gender and race interaction revealed in cancer survival disparities

Gender and race interaction revealed in cancer survival disparities
Washington University researchers, led by Angela Mazul, PhD, and Sid Puram, MD, PhD, have demonstrated the first interaction between gender and race with regards to survival outcomes for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The results will help establish a greater awareness of the racial and gender disparities in cancer susceptibility, diagnosis, and treatment. […]

ENT researcher Angela Mazul strives to understand health disparities

ENT researcher Angela Mazul strives to understand health disparities
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a greater impact on minority populations than others. Unfortunately, health disparities like this are not uncommon. Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Angela Mazul, PhD, hopes to better understand why these disparities exist and how they can be resolved. Dr. Mazul’s research is focused on health disparities in head and neck cancer […]

Medical students present, earn recognition at national conference

Medical students present, earn recognition at national conference
Medical students working in research labs in the Department of Otolaryngology recently presented and earned recognition at the Triological Society’s Combined Sections Meeting, a national conference that features all otolaryngology specialties. Erik Nakken (Washington University School of Medicine) and Smrithi Chidambaram (St. Louis University School of Medicine) scored first place for their poster presentation, Sociodemographic […]