Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Department of Radiology will be known as a leader in Michigan Medicine and the University of Michigan for how we build, implement, and sustain initiatives to improve diversity, equity and inclusion for our entire workforce. This will not only increase the well-being of all of our entire workforce but positively impact the care that we provide to our entire patient population regardless of age, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic and health status, gender and sexual orientation.

Stephanie Patterson, MD
Stephanie Patterson, MD

Dr. Patterson has been the Chair of the Department of Radiology Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion since 2016, and she continuously strives to create a culture of trust and equity in our Department.

In her role as Radiology's DEI chair, she is the liaison with the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion of Michigan Medicine and with their assistance, develops programming and tools for faculty, residents and all learners to become more culturally competent and aware to better serve the communities we work and live in.

Get to know Dr. Patterson as she answers eight questions about being a lifelong Michigander and full-time Wolverine in the Michigan Medicine Points of Blue Profile "Stephanie Patterson, MD: Breaking Barriers".

Radiology faculty have participated in workshops to improve exposure of under-represented minorities to the field of Radiology, such as Michigan Medicine’s SiMfest at the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) meetings.

Learn more about the initiatives of OHEI at Michigan Medicine.

Our DEI committee is focused on increasing the visibility of diversity topics. The committee also works to increase education and provide opportunities for all members of our department to engage with DEI issues.