The University of Rochester Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine is committed to success of imagination. This results in optimal patient safety, effective care, and innovations of therapy that will ultimately lead to advancements in our field. Imagination is not limited to any one group. We are committed to focusing upon securing the inclusion of all groups and creating an environment that nurtures respect of the individual regardless of their group of origin, in an equitable and supportive fashion. We will advance, cultivate and preserve a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion because there is strength and stability in this approach in the provision of quality patient care, excellent education and innovating research.