DIVERSITY IS A CORE VALUE

Our goal is to draw from people with a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to reach a new level of innovation in instruction, research, and patient care. Varied perspectives encourage new strategies that ensure diversity is reflected in our programs, culture, and leadership.


Meet Stanford Medicine’s Inaugural Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer: Dr. Joyce Sackey

“I know Stanford Medicine will continue to have innovative and creative ideas for achieving inclusive excellence and health equity. I look forward to new models and interventions that we’ll put in place to promote these priorities. My hope is that individuals come to feel a shared sense of mission and that coming to work is joyful. That will have ripple effects across our health care system.”

The REACH Initiative


The Racial Equity to Advance a Community of Health (REACH) Initiative at Stanford Medicine is dedicated to training a new generation of leaders in medicine and science who will actively promote health equity, racial equity, and social justice and work to reduce our society’s devastating health disparities.

Black Resident Spotlight

We aim to support and uplift our incredible community of Black Housestaff. Please enjoy a glimpse into their unique experiences here at Stanford. #RepresentationMatters #DiversityInMedicine #WhatADoctorLooksLike #StanfordMed

New Black Lives Matter Website

Anti-racism is an ongoing responsibility. Stanford Medicine launches a Black Lives Matter website, an archive of the weekly Anti-Racism Coalition (ARC) posts in 2020-2021. Explore and read the entries and share with friends and colleagues.

Spotlight & News

Recognizing and celebrating the invaluable contributions of our community at Stanford Medicine


From culturally informed care, to digital solutions that support communities in Guatemala, to conversations about career-defining moments, Stanford Medicine celebrates the research, care and contributions made by and for the Hispanic community.


Several initiatives at Stanford Medicine, including the Stanford Medicine Leadership Academy, are designed to help women advance into leadership positions. 


Across Stanford Medicine, doctors, nurses, educators and others are finding ways to ensure members of the LGBTQ+ community feel included and heard. 


Rania Awaad, MD, has been nationally recognized for her work in destigmatizing mental health and suicide in Muslim communities.

The phrase "representative sample" is common parlance in scientific studies -- and it's commonly used these days to talk about a lack of racial and ethnic representation in clinical trials.


Previous large health studies didn’t collect sexual orientation and gender identity information. A Stanford Medicine study finds the All of Us Research Program a boon to LGBTQ health researchers, future health outcomes.


The long-awaited new novel by Abraham Verghese, “The Covenant of Water,” is Oprah Winfrey’s latest book club pick.


Dr. Lahia Yemane leads award-winning study on belonging of underrepresented residents in pediatrics and medicine-pediatrics. Dr. Yemane will receive the 2023 Academic Pediatric Association Ray E. Helfer Award for Innovations in Medical Education.


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Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in a Learning Environment (IDEAL) Survey

In May of 2021, Stanford conducted the first university-wide IDEAL diversity, equity, and inclusion survey.

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