The mission of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is to foster a collaborative and diverse environment that promotes professional growth and provides compassionate and equitable patient care.
- Build a collaborative team that reflects the diversity of the community and the patient populations that we serve.
- Promote diversity of thought and process in all areas of education, research and patient care.
- Provide educational content and resources to promote recognition and minimization of health care disparities.
- Recognize and award individuals and teams that promote changes that focus on equity and diversity within our division.
Cardiology Grand Rounds: Available through the VUMC Learning Exchange, Cardiology Grand Rounds
Previous Diversity Events:
Nov. 2, 2022: Dr. Rebecca Hahn: Women and Valve Disease
Sept. 28, 2022: Dr. Modele Oguinniyi: Health Care Disparities in Heart Failure
Spring 2022: Del Ray Zimmerman: LBGTQ Care in the Vanderbilt Community
Jan. 14, 2022: Emmanuel Acho: Difficult Conversations with a Black Man
Oct. 1, 2021: Francesca Duncan, MD: Responding to Racism, Discrimination and Microaggressions in Academic Medicine
Vanderbilt DEI Resources:
Diversity Literature and Articles (SharePoint access required)
Lisa Mendes, MD
Professor of Medicine
Henry Okafor, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine