Diversity in Neurosurgery Task Force
Welcome to Diversity in Neurosurgery Task Force page
The Diversity in Neurosurgery Task Force was created in September 2019 to address the prevailing glass ceiling in European Neurosurgery and foster an inclusive environment in which neurosurgeons from all genders, religions, sexual orientations,
and backgrounds can thrive. Our goal is to identify the barriers holding individuals back in their career advancement and tackle them systematically.
The Diversity Task Force has its doors open to all individuals who wish to join and contribute to the progress of our challenging profession in an equitable way.
All are welcome in our team! Download the form,
fill it and contact us to join in!
Join us to exchange ideas and get inspired by top-notch leaders from diversity backgrounds!
Aneela Darbar, one of the first female neurosurgeons
in Pakistan, championing global neurosurgery
Claire Karekezi, the first female neurosurgeon in Rwanda, launching the country´s
first neuro-oncological center
Thomas Kapapa, a neurosurgeon with Malawi roots practicing in Germany, inspiring both
patients and colleagues by operating in his wheelchair.
Diversity in Neurosurgery Task Force Members :
Silvia Hernández Durán, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Germany, Leader
Dorothee Mielke, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Germany, Co-Leader
Ellie Edlmann, University of Cambridge, England
Doortje Engel, Royal North Shore Hospital, Australia
Danica Grujicic, Klinicki centar Srbije, Serbia
Anke Hoellig, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Thomas Kapapa, Universitätsklinikum Ulm, Germany
Katrin Rabiei, NU sjukvarden, Sweden
Yu-Mi Ryang, Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch, Germany
Idoya Zazpe, Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, Spain