The Department of Neurosurgery believes that a diverse community of faculty and learners is essential to fulfilling our mission and vision.

Including individuals with diverse perspectives and experience enriches the educational experience for all learners, allows us to more effectively address health care inequalities and improves the quality of our scholarship and clinical care. The UAB Department of Neurosurgery seeks to continue growing a culture of diversity and inclusion.

  • We believe that diversity is defined broadly to include the full range of human differences: race, gender, ethnicity, age, culture, national origin, religious beliefs, physical abilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, lifestyle preference and political conviction.
  • We have a fundamental commitment to recruitment at all levels including students, residents, and faculty.
  • We hope to cultivate a culture that encourages collaboration, flexibility and fairness where the talents and differences of all employees are respected and valued. Ultimately, this will allow individuals to contribute to their full potential and increase retention.
  • As we strive to increase our diversity, the means of achieving and promoting this diversity shall remain flexible, and the manner in which race, ethnicity and gender are to be considered shall meet standards evolving in federal and state law.