Diversity and Inclusion

Our Vision for Diversity

The Department of Radiology embraces and welcomes a diverse community of faculty, fellows, residents, staff, and patients. Diversity and Inclusion are important to us. With this in mind, a Committee on Inclusion and Awareness was formed from faculty and trainees to broaden and enhance cultural competence and to encourage and develop interpersonal relationships.

our stories

We strive to improve diversity at all levels of the medical community: from medical students and residents to fellows, faculty and staff.

On Saturday June 6, 2020 a coalition of Duke radiologists which included residents, fellows, and attendings joined other healthcare workers in downtown Durham’s Central Park in support of racial justice and equality. In protest of the killing of George Floyd, we laid down on the ground for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, representing the time a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee down on Floyd’s neck resulting in his death. After that, we marched downtown to CCB Plaza chanting “Black Lives Matter”.

My mask filled up with sweat and it was hard to breathe. Lying face down on the ground, I wanted to get up. George Floyd was forced down for the rest of his life. After 8 mins and 46 secs, with the help of my friends, We stood up for him.

Lisa Ho, MD., Radiologist

On June 10, 2020 Duke Radiology participated in an event sponsored by Duke Health “Moments to Movement walk. - Stronger Together – Duke Health Stands Against Racism. This event spanned all divisions, departments and team members to bring about change to racial and social injustices.

Duke Radiology at the Durham Pride Parade, Sept. 29, 2019
Duke Radiology at the Durham Pride Parade, Sept. 29, 2019
  • Representation on the Duke School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
  • Duke Radiology representation at the Student National Medical Association 2019 Annual Medical Education Conference.
  • “Women in Radiology” panel for Duke medical students with the aim to promote visibility of Duke women radiologist hosted by Dr. Lisa Ho.
  • “Women in Radiology” Medical Student Recruiting Mixers.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Retreat “Exploring & Navigating Implicit/Unconscious Bias” on September 19, 2017 with Dr. Ben Reese, Vice President of the Office for Institutional Equity, Duke University Health System and Judy Seidenstein, Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer, Duke University School of Medicine.
  • Radiology Book Club, books read incude “Circle” by Madeline Miller, “Black Man in a White Coat” by Dr. Damon Tweedy. “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai, “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng.
  • Women in Radiology Dinner November 2018 hosted by Dr. Jenny Hoang, honoring Dr.Christine Glastonbury.
  • Grand Rounds 10/2018 by Stephen Bogdewic, PhD, Executive Vice Dean for Indiana University School of Medicine. “Enhancing Professionalism”. He also gave a faculty development seminar and a resident conference on “Leadership and Work Culture.”
  • Grand Rounds 09/2019 Dr. Jeffrey Baker “A Tale of Two cities? The History of Duke Health and Durham’s Health” a discussion about the history of medicine in Durham and the role that Duke has played in it.
  • Grand Rounds 10/2019 Damon Tweedy, M.D., author of NYT best seller, “Black Man in a White Coat”. His talk on “Reflections on Race, Medicine, and Radiology” discussed the role of radiology in addressing health disparities.
  • Wellness ambassador training—attended by Lisa Ho and Mary Scott Soo.
  • Duke Radiology Residency retreat “Mindfulness and Communication” hosted by Drs. Karen Johnson and Mary Scott Soo.

Outreach opportunities to help our local, regional, and international communities

  • Participation in the Black Lives Matter March in Durham.
  • STEM outreach event for 15 high school math students from James B. Dudley High School in Greensboro, NC. Students toured Radiology, Pratt Engineering, developmental and stem cell biology and the Duke Chapel, to inspire future medical leaders!
  • Duke Radiology at the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., banquet.
  • Representation on the Women’s Health Community Engagement Task Force in conjunction with Duke Breast Surgery.


Publications by Duke radiologists, Drs. Sarah Cater and Lars Grimm: Cater SW, Yoon SC, Lowell DA, et. al.”Bridging the gap: identifying global trends in gender disparity among the radiology physician workforce” Academic Radiology 2018. Aug;25(8):1052-1061.