Yvonne (Bonnie) A. Maldonado, MD
Senior Associate Dean
Professor and Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Yvonne (Bonnie) A. Maldonado, MD, is Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity and Professor and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Maldonado attended Stanford University School of Medicine, completed a residency program at the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins and received postgraduate training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University.
Magali Fassiotto, PhD
Shaila Kotadia, PhD
Director, Culture and Inclusion
Shaila Kotadia, Ph.D., is the Director of Culture and Inclusion for the School of Medicine where she focuses on the integration of diversity and inclusion activities across all constituencies from students through faculty and implements school-wide diversity and inclusion strategy and planning. Dr. Kotadia received her undergraduate degree in Cell and Structural Biology with minors in Geography and Chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign followed by a Ph.D. in Genetics and Development from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Her postdoctoral work at the University of California, Santa Cruz focused on cell division and chromosome segregation. Prior to starting at Stanford, Dr. Kotadia led the STEM Equity & Inclusion Initiative at the University of California, Berkeley where she conducted an institutional assessment of STEM diversity programs and advanced partnerships in equity, inclusion, and diversity to ensure student and research success in STEM academic units.
Kathleen is a Silicon Valley native with over 25 years of combined experience in office management, finance, small business management and customer service with an additional 7 years experience in the insurance industry as an administrative assistant and insurance claims investigator. She has an associate degree in Science with a background in biology and medical front office practices and procedures. She joined Stanford in 2014 as program coordinator for the Big Data initiative before joining OFDD in 2015.
Carly Matuszak provides financial support to the OFDD team, which includes coordinating the annual budget process and assisting in day-to-day financial inquiries. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Accounting and has worked as a finance professional in many industries of Silicon Valley.
Jonathan Altamirano, MS
Senior Research Analyst
Jonathan Altamirano is a senior research analyst in the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, as well as Stanford Medicine’s Global Child Health Program, where he has authored over 10 publications. Jonathan is an expert on issues of diversity in the academic medical setting. His research has demonstrated disparities in patient satisfaction across demographic groups, with policy implications for physician evaluation. Jonathan received his BA in Human Biology and MS in Biology from Stanford University, where he served as a mentor for marginalized populations in the Bay Area. He is originally from Houston, Texas, and is a native Spanish speaker.
Medical Student and Research Assistant
Luis Garcia is a medical student at Stanford, where he serves as a recruitment chair for the Office of MD Admissions and a research associate for the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD). With the OFDD, Luis led the Press Ganey patient experience study finding systematic differences in physician satisfaction scores by race/ethnicity. He also led analyses for the first School of Medicine-wide needs assessment for the sexual and gender minority community. He is currently spearheading efforts to understand NIH K to R grant transitions among junior faculty in the School of Medicine. Luis' research interests include not only interventions for attenuating health disparities that affect communities of color and LGBTQ+ populations, but also strategies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic medicine. Luis obtained both an MS in Community Health and Prevention Research and a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University. He enjoys reading fiction, baking birthday cakes, and eating pizza.
Research & Program Officer
Brenda Flores is a Research and Program Officer in Stanford Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity. In this role, she performs research on diversity issues in medicine, including development of a rank equity index for assessing faculty advancement in academic medical centers and an analysis of a schoolwide satisfaction and engagement survey of over 2,000 faculty. Additionally, she implements programs related to diversity, inclusion, and faculty professional development. For example, Brenda developed a leadership series for early career faculty encompassing self-advocacy, leading teams, and building inclusive organizations. Brenda obtained her BA in Psychology and a minor in Chinese from Stanford University. She plans to attend graduate school in the future.
Research & Program Officer
Robert Victor is a Research and Program Officer for the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, where he strengthens Stanford’s medical community through the implementation of diversity and leadership initiatives. He developed the curriculum for a leadership bootcamp series for junior faculty as well as workshops on diversity, inclusion, mentorship, and unconscious bias for faculty and trainee populations across the School of Medicine. Robert also conducts research on pipeline issues in academic medicine and equity among faculty ranks. Robert has a special interest in LGBTQ+ affairs and led the planning and execution of Stanford Medicine’s inaugural LGBTQ+ Forum. Robert obtained his BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of California Santa Cruz and plans to attend medical school in the future, with the goal of pursuing medical genetics or surgical oncology.
Michaela Kiernan, PhD
OFDD R01 Workshop Instructor
Michaela Kiernan, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. She is the Principal Investigator of NIH R01-funded grants examining the efficacy of behavioral obesity interventions and has expertise in clinical and community research methods and statistics. Dr. Kiernan has taught grant writing workshops for OFDD for ten years, mentored minority faculty fellows for six years at the School of Medicine Center of Excellence, and been awarded multiple Stanford divisional teaching and mentorship awards.