Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The UW Department of Radiology is committed to a culture of inclusion and respect among our patients, faculty, staff and trainees. Our goal of supporting a diverse workplace and leveraging everyone’s skills and attributes is integral to our mission of providing remarkable healthcare to our patients.

The Department of Radiology has created short and long term strategic plans that focus on empowering our faculty and staff with the knowledge and skills to mitigate our biases and create an environment that is supportive and inclusive for all individuals. These efforts will be led by Dr. Maria Daniela Martin, the department’s inaugural Director of Diversity and Inclusion.

We stand behind UW-Madison’s Diversity statement:

"Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW–Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals. The University of Wisconsin–Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background — people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world."

Institutional Mission

Our faculty and staff are committed to the mission, vision and values shared by both UW Health and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Through teaching, mentoring, and community work, we hope to promote an environment of equity to our students, trainees, and patients.


UW Radiology faculty are dedicated to the mission of diversity and inclusion through mentoring students and trainees.

Women Physicians in Radiology is a departmental committee dedicated to promoting the academic and clinical success of women in the UW Department of Radiology. This involves hosting of professional development sessions, journal clubs and on-on-one mentoring for junior faculty, fellows, residents and medical students.

Through the UW School of Medicine and Public Health BEAM program and strong collaboration with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health Office of Multicultural Affairs, Radiology faculty are dedicated mentors to many of SMPH medical students from underrepresented minorities. The UW department leadership and faculty also recognize the role of undergraduate mentoring and have been physician champions and mentors for underrepresented health sciences undergraduate UW students through the Health Professions Shadowing Programs.

Community and Global Outreach Work

The UW Department of Radiology embodies the principles of “Wisconsin Idea”. First articulated in 1905 by UW President Charles Van Hise, the Wisconsin Idea emphasizes how the expertise cultivated within the University should benefit our local communities and beyond. Please visit the Department of Radiology Community Section and UW RAD-AID Chapter webpages to learn more about the UW Department of Radiology local, regional and global outreach imaging services and projects.

For Applicants

The UW Department of Radiology, UW Health, and UW School of Medicine and Public Health have a deep and profound commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity across all aspects of workplace and healthcare delivery. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.