About RADAR

Our Story

We know diverse teams contribute to better patient outcomes and drive more innovative thinking.

Yet the field of academic anesthesiology has seen little growth in recent decades when it comes to developing leaders from diverse backgrounds. 

RADAR — Raising Anesthesiology Diversity and Anti-Racism — is working to increase the number of anesthesiologists from underrepresented and marginalized groups. We are focused on attracting college and medical students to the field, providing mentorship and networking opportunities for residents and early career anesthesiologists, and developing resources for department leadership to build inclusive and anti-racist communities.

RADAR — Raising Anesthesiology Diversity and Anti-Racism — is a partnership between the Departments of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan and Washington University in St. Louis. Our work is funded through the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences under award number R13GM117845.

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RADAR Leadership

George Mashour, MD, PhD

University of Michigan

Robert B. Sweet Professor of Anesthesiology; Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology

Matt Wixson

Matthew Wixson, MD

University of Michigan

Associate Chair for Diversity; Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Michael Avidan, MBBCh, FCA SA

Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor of Anesthesiology; Head of the Department of Anesthesiology

Ellen Lockhart, MD

Washington University in St. Louis

Vice-Chair for Faculty Affairs; Professor of Anesthesiology