Division of Plastic Surgery

Diversity and Inclusion

The Brown University Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) committee is made up of residents, faculty, and staff with goals of encouraging diversity and inclusion in recruitment, maintaining a structured curriculum to provide education about biases, microaggressions and systemic racism, and developing community outreach activities that give back to and strengthen community connections.  We acknowledge that growth and innovation stems from encouraging and enhancing diversity.


The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University is committed to building a community of diversity and inclusion in medical education.  Our residents are involved with the following groups:

  • Brown Sexual and Gender Minority Alliance (BSGMA), an organization devoted to education, advocacy, and support for the LGBTQ+ community affiliated with Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  The goal of the group is to increase provider awareness and knowledge regarding sexual and gender minority communities, as well as improve visibility, advocacy, and support for sexual and gender minority trainees and faculty.
  • Rhode Island Medical Women’s Association, a statewide organization dedicated to the professional and personal needs of women physicians and their patients.  Our faculty members Doctors Bhatt and Sullivan are the acting president and immediate past president respectively.
  • Brown University’s Office of Women in Medicine and Science (OWIMS) is dedicated to the advancement of women faculty, residents, students and trainees.  The Office of Women in Medicine and Science serves to network women in medicine and science at all levels.  The office offers educational programs to meet the needs of its many constituencies.