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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.

OFDD Professional Development Programs

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.


Immigration: Photography and Stories of Courage and Resilience

Stanford Medicine faculty members are included in a project by photographer Mark Tuschman, who has helped over 100 immigrants tell their stories.

Chandra Ramamoorthy

Odette Harris

Benedict Anchang

Rania Awaad

Yusra Hussein

Featured resources

CME course on Unconscious Bias in Medicine

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

Contact OFDD

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


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


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