Statement on Racism and Discrimination 

Duke Eye Center is comprised of a diverse community of physicians, scientists, trainees and staff members devoted to providing high quality care, innovative research, and first-class education.  We welcome and fully engage people of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and perspectives, and strive to provide a safe and secure space for all. We strictly prohibit discrimination and do not tolerate harassment based on age, education, skin color, disability, gender, gender expression and identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  

We are honored to serve Durham, the broader community of North Carolina, and beyond.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Duke Ophthalmology

In the Department of Ophthalmology and Duke Eye Center, we emphasize strategies to promote a united commitment to providing excellent care, the pursuit of knowledge, and dissemination of information to the next generation of clinicians, scientists, and staff. Our ultimate goal is to attract, cultivate, and retain the best and brightest from all walks of life and backgrounds. We believe that the emergence of new ideas from different perspectives catalyzes innovation and success. In support of our mission, we view diversity, defined as encompassing all aspects of human differences, as a fundamental pillar to fostering an inclusive working and learning environment, where all individuals feel respected, are treated fairly, provided work-life balance, and an opportunity to excel in their respective fields.