"As a department, diversity is one of our greatest strengths and a pillar of our mission."
Different perspectives and ideas keep a community productive, innovative and healthy. As a department, diversity is one of our greatest strengths and a pillar of our mission. Our department is committed to helping people from all groups thrive in employee development, hiring and patient care.
Please join us in this endeavor.
Learn more about programs that support diverse and underrepresented communities.
Anesthesiology Diversity Visiting Student Sub-Internship Program
The Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Anesthesiology's Diversity Visiting Student Sub-Internship Program is a funded program for fourth year medical students interested in anesthesiology. The program gives students who are traditionally underrepresented in anesthesiology the opportunity to rotate at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. LEARN MORE
Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Weill Cornell Medicine
The mission of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Weill Cornell Medical College is to foster an atmosphere in which individual characteristics are respected and where both differences and similarities are valued. Our goal is to create a collaborative working and learning environment. LEARN MORE
Watch this space for new and upcoming activities sponsored by Weill Cornell Anesthesiology's Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.
Fall - Winter 2023
- Diversity Town Hall: 4-5 pm, Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Language Access: A Case in Healthcare Disparities.
Featuring Dr. Alicia Fernandez, Associate Dean of Population Health and Health Equity, Director of Latinx Center of Excellence, and Professor of Medicine.
- Dean's Quarterly Diversity Seminar, 5:30pm, November 28, 2023
"The Danger of a Single Story", a TED talk by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
"The Pygmalion Effect", a short video on how expectations can become self-fulfilling prophecies.
"How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them", a TED talk by Verna Myers.
Diversity and Inclusion Faculty
Danielle McCullough, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Chair of the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion
Department of Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medicine
Dr. McCullough grew up in Baltimore, a city known for its struggles with racial disparities and segregation. She is the biracial daughter of two ICU nurses who taught her to be mindful of both subtle and overt injustices in healthcare and the world at large. After obtaining an undergraduate degree in psychology from Harvard University, Dr. McCullough completed her medical school, residency and fellowship training in the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital system. She chose to specialize in Obstetric Anesthesiology just as glaring racial disparities in maternal outcomes began receiving wide publicity nationally and remained in New York City with the goal of helping this highly vulnerable and broad population. After completing her first year on faculty at WCM, Dr. McCullough conceptualized the departmental Committee on Diversity and Inclusion in order to address the need for vigilance regarding racial disparities in clinical medicine. The committee is comprised of clinical and research faculty, residents and nurse anesthetists and is devoted to fostering open conversation, recruiting diverse staff that reflect the population of New York City, and encouraging research.