Dr. Nerissa Ko
Vice-Chair for Diversity 


Dr. Noriko Anderson
Committee Chair for Diversity 

The UCSF Neurology Residency program is committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is inclusive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care to serve the needs of our diverse state.  We recognize that to advance health and remediate health disparities, we must develop a workforce of future health and science leaders that can solve complex problems in an increasingly diverse world. We seek to educate learners from all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, beliefs, abilities and perspectives. We are committed to assuring opportunities for historically excluded individuals and groups who are underrepresented in science and medicine. The exclusion of diverse groups and perspectives from health care contributes to significant health disparities, impeding our ability to achieve health equity for all communities. We seek residents with a desire to serve culturally diverse and medically underserved populations and those committed to working on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

As members of the UCSF community, all are asked to acknowledge and practice these basic principles:

  • We recognize, value, and affirm that our rich diversity contributes to the excellence of the University and enhances the quality of campus life for individuals and groups. We encourage one another to apply our unique talents in creative and collaborative work, take pride in our various achievements and celebrate our differences.
  • We reject all acts of discrimination, including, but not limited to those based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, and religious or political beliefs, as affirmed by the UC Diversity Statement. We commit ourselves to fostering an atmosphere of equity and inclusion.
  • We are committed to providing a welcoming campus environment where each person can benefit from the highest principles of openness and integrity. As a public university, we are committed to transparency in our dealings so that we may engender trust from all of our stakeholders.
  • We affirm the right of freedom of expression within the UCSF community and commit to the highest standards of civility and decency. We are committed to maintaining a community where communication is courteous, sensitive, respectful and never demeaning.
  • We will form a campus infrastructure that is responsive to the needs of our community. We have empathy for others, and will establish systems which address the needs of the one and the many.
  • We affirm that each member of the campus community is expected to work in accord with these principles and to make individual efforts to enhance the quality of campus life for all