Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

The Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care medicine is dedicated to advancing a diverse and inclusive workforce that can lead clinical, educational, research, and service excellence and drive equitable care for our diverse patient populations. We work in conjuction with the HSC Office for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.

professional headshot of Katie Reyes
Katie Reyes, MD, MSCR, Associate Professor and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Program Goals

  • Develop an educational curriculum for the department promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion addressing:
    • Cultural and linguistic competency
    • Unconscious bias
    • Intercultural communication
    • Anti-racism training
    • Historical trauma
    • Safe zone training
    • Anti-sexism training
  • Lead and participate in task forces to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices in the department, School of Medicine, and throughout the health system
  • Assist with recruitment of diverse talent
  • Serve as an advocate for all populations as the UNM HSC and SOM


Respectful Learning Environment

Our DEI program aligns with the HSC Learning Environment Office (LEO). We work to foster an inclusive learning environment where faculty, residents, AA students, and other learners thrive in a mutually respectful climate. If you would like to report an incident of learner mistreatment learn more here or on LEO’s website.

Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine is aligned with HSC Office for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

To advance diversity, equity and inclusivity for all throughout New Mexico’s Health Science institutions and the communities they serve.
A diverse and inclusive UNM Health Sciences fosters health and well-being throughout New Mexico by weaving cultural humility and respect for all people.
The UNM Health Sciences Center’s most important value is a steadfast duty to improve the health of all New Mexicans. We will serve our patients and the public with integrity and accountability. We will strive as an institution and as individuals to recognize, cultivate and promote all forms of diversity; to fully understand the health needs of our communities; and to advance clinical, academic, and research excellence. We are committed to perform our duties with compassion and respect for our patients, learners, and colleagues; and always to conduct ourselves with the highest level of professionalism.