Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Our Mission

The Department of Surgery is dedicated to ensuring the voices of our trainees, staff, faculty and patients are heard, their thoughts are respected and their feelings are valued.

We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive culture dedicated to helping shape the field of surgery to be more diverse. We value our residents, fellows, faculty and staff of every race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability. Our goal is to continue to expand our diversity within our talented team, which leads to even more inclusive patient-centered care. 

Meet the Team

Sharee Wright MD 

Sharee Wright, M.D. 
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Clinical Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery

Associate Vice Chair of Education for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Cheryl Brown DBA 

Cheryl Brown, DBA

Director of Research Development

Member, National Society of Leadership and Success

Keller Lee  

Keller Lee
Pronouns: he/him/his

Fiscal Analyst
AFFA Board Member
Safe Zone Council Member

Diversity and Inclusion within the MUSC College of Medicine Resident and Fellows

The College of Medicine launched a major recruitment effort for under-represented in medicine (URM) residents in 2003, which resulted in a substantial increase in the number of URM house staff. Ongoing recruitment has seen a diverse representation in more than 75 percent of the clinical departments. Aligned with the mission of the MUSC College of Medicine, the Department of Surgery fosters an atmosphere of cultural understanding, cultural competency, and opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds.

To learn more about the College of Medicine’s Resources for Current Residents and Fellows including the McClennan-Banks Residents & Fellows Networking Group, URM Resident Ambassadors and our Resident Diversity Transition Forum, visit medicine.musc.edu/diversity/residents-and-fellows

AAMC Statement on Dismantling Racism in Academic Medicine February 23, 2021

MUSC Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan

Read more about the Medical University of South Carolina’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as well as learn about MUSC’s Strategic Plan for Diversity and Inclusion: web.musc.edu/about/leadership/institutional-offices/diversity