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Mission Statement: Cultivating and sustaining an environment that fosters the development of diverse physician leaders who are committed to eliminating the nation’s health inequities through patient care, education, research, and advocacy


ODME Undergraduate Programs Alumni Speaker - Laurence Henson

Join us on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 for an evening with Laurence Henson, UCSF MS4, HCOP ʻ12, and LEAP ʻ12  for his presentation entitled "Paving Your Pathway." This event is free and open to the public, however advance registration is required. Click here to view the flyer and presentation topics.


Rally for Racial Justice at Stanford Medicine

Black Lives Matter!

  • To stand in solidarity with our colleagues, fellow staff members, and patients in the black community.
  • To acknowledge the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and Ahmaud Arbery and numerous black people who have died at the hands of police violence and brutality.
  • We decry all forms of racism, racial injustice and social inequalities that disproportionately harm communities of color.
  • We recognize and exercise our privilege as healthcare providers to support black lives and elevate black voices.

Office of Diversity in Medical Education (ODME), Faculty Fellows/Post Doc Fellow

July 2020 - June 2021

In order to promote and support the academic development of diverse physician leaders dedicated to health equity through patient care, education, research, and advocacy, the Office of Diversity in Medical Education (ODME) grant funds two faculty fellows annually.  Throughout the year, faculty fellows work in collaboration with the ODME on their career development and research endeavors.  We are pleased to announce that our 2020-2021 faculty fellows are: Dr. Moises Gallegos and Dr. Felipe de Jesus Perez.  In addition, we are pleased to announce Dr. Valerie Peicher will serve as ODME Post Doc Fellow.

Moises Gallegos, MD

Faculty Fellow

Dr. Gallegos’ focuses his academic endeavors on the social determinants of health with a key perspective as an Emergency Medicine faculty member at Stanford.  Dr. Gallegos is also the clerkship director for Emergency Medicine and, in this key academic leadership role, oversees medical student teaching, curriculum development, and education.  Dr. Gallegos is also the course director for the Ethnicity and Medicine class for Stanford University undergraduates and medical students.

Felipe de Jesus Perez, MD

Faculty Fellow

Dr. Perez’s academic research has focused on health disparities in pediatric anesthesia clinical care.   Dr. Perez’s impactful efforts in health policy at the California state level has brought together his commitment to patient advocacy, patient safety, resident trainee education, and community outreach. 

Valerie Peicher, MD.

Post Doc Fellow

Valerie Peicher is an Academic General Pediatrics Fellow at Stanford. She is interested in creating policy level changes to improve the health of children in mixed-status Latino families. Valerie is the proud daughter and granddaughter of immigrants. She grew up in South Florida, studied biological sciences and Hispanic studies at Rice University, taught high school biology in South Florida, attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, and completed her pediatrics residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. While at Stanford, Valerie will participate in LEAD and obtain a Masters in the Science of Health Policy to help create a more inclusive future.

COVID-19 - Stanford Medical Students Organize PPE Drive for Healthcare Workers

Stanford Medical students organized a drive to collect PPE this past weekend to help front line physicians, nurses and other health professionals manage the shortage of medical supplies.  The medical supplies collected will be giving to clinics in the surrounding Bay Area. Coverage of the drive can be found in the  Palo Alto Weekly Article:  and KRON4 Story:

COVID-19 Update from the Center of Excellence

The COE is observing the statewide call  to shelter in place. Our offices are closed however we are teleworking. An email rregarding regular "drop-in" office hours for current medical students, residents and other members of the community was sent last week.

You may also request appointments via email be visiting the 'Contact Us' page on our website.

Stay safe and visit this page for updates on changes to our schedules or operations.

Official COVID-19 Updates from Stanford University

Stanford Medicine is closely monitoring the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This Health Alerts website is dedicated to the latest information and developments about COVID-19.


COE Summer Programs, COVID-19 Update

In observance of the public health crisis related to COVID-19 and the current mandate to shelter in place, the COE will communicate updates regarding summer program statuses on or around April 15, 2020.

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