Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The UW Medicine Department of Ophthalmology shares UW’s commitment to creating and maintaining an environment striving toward healthcare equity for all our patients; maintaining an inclusive and safe learning environment; and fostering diversity in our faculty, staff, and trainees.

Diversity Visiting Student Clerkship Program
The UW Department of Ophthalmology is excited to participate in the Diversity Visiting Student Clerkship Program, a funded program designed to give 4th-year medical students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in medicine the opportunity to experience the exceptional education in ophthalmology offered by the University of Washington. Learn more here.

Our DEI Mission

Provide equitable eye care to all through an inclusive and diverse team of faculty, residents, and staff

Our DEI Vision

Become a leader in:

• Inclusive and respectful patient care

• Diverse environment and equitable career opportunities for physicians and trainees

Our Values

• Committed and accountable

• Inclusive and respectful

• Open to new ideas and perspectives

Our Initiatives

• Faculty Task Force on Healthcare Equity (4 West)

• UW Office of Healthcare Equity training

• DEI movie night for trainees and faculty: Black Men in White Coats

• Importance of diversifying the medical workforce



Mend the Gap: Equity in Medicine: Strategies to Combat Sexual Harassment, a podcast featuring Michelle Cabrera, MD, Associate Professor, and others

UW Medicine

The University of Washington School of Medicine has developed a tool to report incidences of bias from one-time microaggressions to more severe and sustained behavior. For more information: https://depts.washington.edu/hcequity/bias-reporting-tool/ )

To access the reporting tool: https://redcap.iths.org/surveys/?s=RH49HNT8EA

University of Washington

Seattle Children's Hospital


UW Department of Ophthalmology

908 Jefferson St.. Seattle, WA 98104 (academic offices)
Harborview Medical Center (mailing address)
Box 359608, 325 Ninth Avenue Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.543.7250
Fax: 206.685.7055


For Patients

For Medical Professionals