Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Our department is committed to creating a culture of openness, acceptance, and celebration of our collective differences and experiences. We will not tolerate discrimination or acts of intolerance in any form, whether that is towards ethnicity, religious practice, racial, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Fellows Resources for Harassment

We are committed to maintaining an environment that is free of unlawful harassment, mistreatment, and intimidation. Harassment includes any behavior or conduct which is based on a protected characteristic and which unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. Such behavior is in violation of policy and will not be tolerated.

All employees and managers should be aware that the organization will take appropriate action to prevent unlawful harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination, that people engaged in such behavior will be subject to corrective action, up to and including termination. No reprisals against house staff reporting suspected harassment or discrimination in good faith will be tolerated.

Should you at any time feel that you have been harassed by a faculty member, staff, nurse, patient, fellow, resident, or other trainee either at LPCH or at any satellite locations, we encourage you to speak with one of the following program leaders:

  • Program Director by Division
  • Fellowship Leadership Team: Haylay Gans, Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, Becky Blankenburg, Allison Guerin, Charlene Larson Rotandi, Megan Christofferson

In the event that you do not feel comfortable speaking with one of the program leaders, you may also speak directly to any of the following people:

  • Ann Dohn Designated Institutional Officer You may call anonymously; (650) 723-5948

Additionally, should you receive an evaluation which you consider unfair, you may discuss it with your class advisor or program director, and can enter a rebuttal to the evaluation, a document which will be scanned into MedHub as a statement of your perspective.