Diversity & Inclusion

Thomas Jefferson University is committed to building and expanding a diverse educational community founded on mutual respect and appreciation for each other. 

Visiting Student Diversity Scholarship

The Scholarship supports rising 4th year medical students from other medical colleges who wish to do surgical sub-internships within Jefferson’s Department of Surgery.

Office of Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives (ODII) at Sidney Kimmel Medical College supports an institutional framework that acknowledges the importance of a diverse community and an inclusive environment. ODII promotes initiatives and programs that increase awareness, understanding and sensitivity to the needs of all individuals regardless of age, class, physical ability, gender, gender identity, race, religion and sexual orientation.  

Reimaging Tomorrow's Healthcare Leaders

Advocates in Surgery

The following individuals have demonstrated a particular investment in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in our Department through their actions and leadership. 

Nathaniel R. Evans, MD Professor
Director, Division of Thoracic Surgery

Olugbenga Okusanya, MD, FACS Associate Professor
Vice Chair for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity
Director of Simulation Education

Alliric Willis, MD, FACS Professor
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development

Charles J. Yeo, MD, FACS Samuel D. Gross Professor and Chair of Surgery
Senior Vice President and Chair, Enterprise Surgery, Jefferson Health
Co-Director, Pancreas, Biliary and Related Cancer Center