Diversity and Inclusion

To create the kind of community that helps us all thrive and prosper, we must create processes that advance equity and inclusion for every aspect of human differences, including but not limited to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, geography, disability and age. We are committed to reflecting, celebrating and nurturing this diversity. Our goal is to educate ourselves and pursue meaningful practices that support diversity, equity and inclusion in recruitment, mentorship and work environment. When we do so, we improve our collective potential to achieve in ways that benefit members of our Department, the entire Stanford community and everyone we serve.

It is one of our core values to create and nurture a working environment that is diverse and inclusive

Explore the Site

Diversity and Inclusion Council

Our Diversity and Inclusion Council meets monthly

Community Events

Explore upcoming diversity events and learning opportunities

News and Updates

The latest news and updates

Councils and Committees

Diversity and Inclusion Faculty Council

The council is an action-oriented group that meets monthly and provides leadership, accountability, and recommendations to create a more inclusive and diverse community. To get involved, contact Wendy Caceres

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Staff Committee

The Committee's goal is to foster an environment and culture that is inclusive, welcoming, and supportive of all members of our community. A two-hour commitment per month is expected. To get involved, contact Karina Delgado-Carrasco.

Upcoming Events

Jan. 27 - 30: First-ever Diversity and Inclusion Week



The entire Department of Medicine community is invited to join us for our first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Week from January 27 through January 30. Highlights will include a keynote grand rounds by Hannah Valantine, chief officer of scientific workforce diversity for the NIH; research poster presentations; workshops for staff, faculty, and trainees on resilience and the intergenerational workforce; and a variety of social events.

View the full agenda here. 


Latest News

Meharry Medical College Students Spend Summer at Stanford

Students from Meharry Medical College traveled over 2,000 miles from Nashville to Palo Alto to spend two months living, training, and contributing to the Stanford community.

Meharry-Stanford Initiative Student Wins Best Overall Poster

Edna Idan won best overall poster at the Addressing Health Disparities Conference. 

“Reach Back, Engage, and Just Do It”: Tips to Enhance Diversity in Medicine

Interventional cardiologist Quinn Capers, MD, is on a mission to change the way we think about diversity in medicine.

Department of Medicine Launches Faculty Diversity LENS

Increased diversity in faculty recruitment is a cornerstone goal for the Department of Medicine. 

At Department of Medicine’s diversity and inclusion week, challenging conventional wisdom

Making inclusion work, particularly at the institutional level, is the challenge, speakers asserted.

Tamara Dunn in Focus

Hematologist Tamara Dunn shared more about performing, medicine, and her diversity work in a recent interview.

Wendy Caceres’s Early Focus Is on Education and Service

Just a few years out of her residency, Wendy Caceres is enjoying several roles as clinician, mentor to medical students and residents, and educator. 

Dimitri Augustin Awarded the Redesign Dialysis Phase 1 Prize at the 2019 KidneyX Summit

Postdoctoral Fellow Dimitri Augustin was awarded a first-ever KidneyX Redesign Dialysis Phase 1 Prize.

Celebrating Women in Medicine

Over the 30 days of Women in Medicine Month, we highlighted the inspiring stories and remarkable accomplishments of 10 faculty, 10 trainees, and 10 staff.

Applications Open for Chair Diversity Investigator Awards

As part of the inaugural Department of Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Week 2020, Bob Harrington announced the Diversity Investigator Awards.

Treating Patients During Ramadan

For Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan (May 6-June 4, 2019) includes as one of its tenets fasting between dawn and sunset. 

From the Lab to the Clinic, Stanford Women are Making History

They are mentors, voices for diversity and inclusion, grant recipients, innovators, researchers and more. 

Meharry Students Come to Stanford for 3rd Annual Meharry-Stanford Initiative

For the third time in three years, this summer brought special visitors to Stanford: six medical students from Meharry Medical College. 

Eldrin Lewis Appointed Division Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine

Following an extensive national search Eldrin Lewis, MD, MPH has been appointed Professor of Medicine and Division Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine.


GME Diversity Committee

The Graduate Medical Education Committee is led by residents and fellows.

Diversity and Inclusion at Stanford

Diversity and Access Office

The Diversity and Access Office advances Stanford's commitment to diversity, and equal opportunity and affirmative action goals.

Self Care During Difficult Times

View our webpage that contains information about support and self-care during difficult times

Religious Observances

A calendar of major religious observances for 2019-2020.

Get Involved

Get Involved

The Diversity and Inclusion Council is comprised of faculty, staff members, residents, trainees, and leadership. To get involved, contact Wendy Caceres. 

Connect and Contact Us

Connect with us on social media by using the hashtag #StanDoMDiversity

Have an ideas for improvement or want to partner with us? Contact Wendy Caceres

Staff Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The Staff Committee works to ensure that the environment and the culture of the Department is inclusive, welcoming, and supportive. 

Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC)

The mission of Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC) is to Foster and advocate for the equal treatment and well-being of everyone at Stanford Medicine, regardless of differences. Promote collaboration between people who are passionate about disability at Stanford Medicine. Advocate for accessibility, resources and disability services at Stanford Medicine, above and beyond that required by law.Promote disability as a part of human diversity, inclusivity, and equity.