Excellence through an
Inclusive Faculty Community

Faculty development and faculty diversity are inexorably linked as we advance the next generation of physicians, scholars and educators who reflect the global nature of medicine and science today.

Our Commitment

Stanford University School of Medicine is committed to fostering a diverse community in which all individuals are welcomed, respected, and supported to achieve their full potential.

Our Vision

Fostering a diverse learning environment enables the next generation of leaders to incorporate new ways of thinking in discovery and application, and to serve the needs of a diverse society.

Our Values

We believe that interaction with people with varied backgrounds and life experiences allows us to reach a new level of innovation in education, research and clinical care.

Supporting Faculty Leaders

Faculty Development

Academic medical centers need to do everything possible to support the development of leaders who have the skills to respond to the future challenges facing academic medicine. Among our highest priorities at OFDD is to offer leadership programs, networking opportunities, speaker series on cultural considerations, and skills building workshops in order to support the development of leaders who will affect change broadly.

Diversity Resources at the School of Medicine

Diversity is a core value of Stanford Medicine. We strive for excellence and innovation, and neither can be achieved without diversity. Insights are derived from contrasting points of view, and innovation is a product of these differences. In both clinical and research teams, one person’s reasoning becomes the input for the next person’s reasoning. If each collaborator has the same expertise, status, and experience, then the number of new ideas—the building blocks of innovation—could hardly surpass that of the individual working alone.


Hematologist (and a mom, singer, actress and much more) stands up for diversity

When you first meet Tamara Dunn, MD, she'll tell you that she was always going to be a physician. Well, a physician or a singer. Or an actress. Or a financial trader.

She'll tell you about growing up in Kansas City surrounded by a bevy of black professionals (her dad was a dentist and his best friend was her pediatrician), and how that inspired her commitment to fostering inclusive, diverse communities in medicine. She'll tell you how her mother's untimely death (Dunn was only 15), imbued her with a carpe diem attitude and a sense that nothing can be taken for granted.

Upcoming Events

Contact OFDD

Please let us know if you have questions or need more information about our programs.


The metrics page contains reports, including the Overall Stanford Medicine Diversity Dashboard.


Please see the OFDD newsletter for notable upcoming events, news and resources recently added to the OFDD site.

Career Planning

The Academic Biomedical Career Customization (ABCC) program encompasses tools and resources to help faculty achieve career-life fit at different points in their career paths. To get started with the program, you can evaluate your needs using the ABCC Career Planning Tool.

CME course on Unconscious Bias in Medicine

OFDD developed this free CME activity which provides education on unconscious bias in the academic medicine workplace.