Radiology Diversity

Message from the Director

Here at the UPMC Department of Radiology, we understand the importance of a diverse and inclusive community and the role it plays in training and the practice of medicine. The world is a diverse place and there is beauty and strength in its diversity. Here, we will embrace and celebrate our differences.

The field of radiology has historically not been a diverse one, this means change will require intentional actions. We are taking steps to create and maintain a diverse program. We are partnering with the undergraduate program to create a pathway to radiology. We have a month long visiting student clerkship program focused on exposing medical students to high quality radiology here at UPMC (link coming soon). We are engaging with our trainees, faculty, advanced practice providers, technologists and others that are underrepresented in medicine and learning ways to improve their experience here. We are also engaging our underrepresented minority community to ensure equitable use of healthcare resources. There is a lot of work to do but we are excited to keep learning and growing.

This training program will challenge you to make you a quality radiologist, it is important that you are able to learn in a welcoming environment. When you come here to train, know that you will be accepted, and your presence will add to what we believe is a special program.

Lawrence Uradu
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Associate Chief, Division of Emergency and Teleradiology
Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Imaging Services Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Mission Statement

To create a department that fosters and celebrates diversity. Our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and experience drives us forward every day. We believe diversity spurs innovation and clinical excellence, and we strive to create a workforce that reflects the diverse patients we serve and eliminate health disparities throughout our communities.