“The department will only realize its potential by adopting a culture that embraces diversity at its core. Diversity breeds innovation and innovation breeds success!”
— Michael S. Parmacek, MD
Welcome from the Department of Medicine’s Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion
We welcome your interest in the Department of Medicine at the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. Diversity and inclusion are values that transcend across the University of Pennsylvania, school of medicine, health system and the Department of Medicine. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Medicine’s tripartite mission to deliver the latest, most advanced therapies to our patients with respect and compassion, train leaders in clinical medicine and biomedical research and expand the frontiers of medicine through new discoveries for the understanding, detection, treatment and prevention of human disease. We see diversity as one important dimension of institutional excellence and students, trainees, faculty and staff are valued for their differences.
The Department of Medicine is committed to creating a diverse biomedical work force, inclusive patient care, training and work environments. We are also committed to advancing the knowledge and implementation of practices that reduce inequities in health care and health care delivery. We invite you to learn about the research, policies, programs and initiatives that foster a more diverse and inclusive environment throughout our organization for our faculty, trainees, students, staff and the many communities we serve.
Carmen E. Guerra, MD, MSCE
Associate Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion
Department of Medicine
In This Section
Diversity and inclusion are important initiatives in the Department of Medicine's clinical care.
The Department of Medicine has a diverse faculty.
The Department of Medicine hosts three named lectureships annually with distinguished speakers presenting at Medical Grand Rounds.
The Department of Medicine offers programs for faculty, medical students and undergraduates.
The DOM has an extensive portfolio of research focused on healthcare and health care delivery disparities. Below are the just a few of the faculty that are engaged advancing our understanding and designing solutions to reduce health disparities through research.