Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Support for Diversity

Diversity of patients

  • Southeast Michigan has a wonderful diversity of patients, and Michigan Medicine serves both as a referral center for patients coming from large urban centers like Detroit and Flint but also from surrounding rural areas, from around the corner to coming from the far reaches of the Upper Peninsula, a 10-hour drive.
  • Our patients run the full spectrum from the common disorders to the high-acuity, complex, and unusual, with a wide variety of cultural, racial, religious, geographic, socioeconomic, and sexual/gender backgrounds. 
  • We have excellent interpretative services available for the numerous languages spoken by our patients and their families (Spanish and Arabic are the most common), and also have superb ASL interpreters.

Resident diversity

Map of Pediatric Neurology Resident origins


  • The Pediatric Neurology Division welcomes residents from all cultural, racial, socioeconomic, sexual/gender and religious backgrounds.
  • We believe that excellence in our program is best achieved by bringing together bright, caring residents, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and with a wide variety of perspectives.  We are dedicated to ongoing improvement in our ability to work as a team, to learn from each other, to provide a welcoming environment, and to recognize and overcome our implicit biases.