Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Duke Department of Urology is committed to fostering an inclusive community of trainees, faculty, and staff. We place compassion at the forefront of our mission, and celebrate one another's differences.

With compassion and compassionate care at the heart of our mission, the Duke Department of Urology is committed to advancing access to equitable healthcare and fostering an inclusive working environment through:

  • Establishing and improving pipelines for URiM medical students interested in urology;
  • Active engagement with the local Durham and surrounding communities;
  • Fostering inclusive educational programs where trainees can learn and grow as themselves; and
  • Committing to continuous learning and awareness in order to better serve each other and our communities.

EDI Committee

The Department of Urology DEI Committee comprises faculty, staff, and trainees and is led by Co-Chairs, Drs. Charles Scales and Ashley Johnston.

If you are interested in serving on this EDI committee, please contact Dr. Charles Scales, Professor of Urology, at chuck.scales@duke.edu.

Our Initiatives

The Duke Department of Urology currently has several active initiatives that seek to empower each of our faculty, trainees, and staff to become a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive department.

Here are just a few ways we are doing that: