Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Mission Statement

The University of Colorado Department of Neurosurgery will uphold the mission and vision of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Community Engagement and will add the following:

The Department of Neurosurgery is a pluralistic department committed to building a more diverse and inclusive community and cultivating equitable healthcare practices. We recognize the importance of diversity and work to promote the richness of our cultures in all aspects of our work and the care we provide. We believe diversity and inclusion are necessary to achieve academic and institutional excellence. Therefore, we are committed to creating and sustaining environments where the richness of our differences is celebrated and where cultural sensitivity is at the forefront. To that end, we will uphold and adhere to the University of Colorado School of Medicine Diversity Plan, The UC Health Environment of Mutual Respect, and the UC Health DEI Action Plan.


  1. Want to obtain a foundational understanding of DEI work? Feel free to participate in the Foundations in Equity Certificate program put on by the Health Equity in Action Lab (HEAL).
  2. Need more information on promotion criteria for faculty? See the promotion criteria matrix.

Links to DEI offices on campus

Faculty Promotion

It is important to note that DEI activities are essential to show excellence in various areas. Such as,

  • “Consistent record of advocacy for diversity, inclusion and equity in the education of health professionals. Examples might include leadership of recruitment, pipeline or diversity programs or significant mentorship of learners or colleagues who are under-represented in the health professions.”
  • “Leadership of, or significant contributions to, workshops or training programs that address challenges in diversity and equity in clinical settings, including workshops focusing on implicit bias, microaggressions, confronting racism, allyship and upstander training.”
  • “Appointment to community boards or other leadership positions in organizations that promote healthier communities and address the social, environmental and economic determinants of health.”

Important Documents


If you have questions/suggestions/feedback or would like to participate in our DEI meetings, please contact the DEI Director
Michelle Miranda, PhD, MPH.

Neurosurgery (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Academic Office One

12631 East 17th Avenue


Aurora, CO 80045


CU Anschutz

University Hospital - Neurosurgery Patient Affairs

12605 E 16th Ave

Aurora, CO 80045


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