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.

Message from OFDD’s Senior Associate Dean

The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD) serves to develop all faculty to their fullest potential as academic, clinical, and community leaders and to promote the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty. Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Bonnie Maldonado, recognizes that in order to achieve these goals, OFDD must continue to work toward creating an organizational culture that values the contributions of all members, encourages a broad and open approach to teaching, research, and patient care, and provides an intellectually and socially attractive environment for all people.

Yvonne (Bonnie) Maldonado, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity

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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.

CME course on Unconscious Bias in Medicine

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

Stanford’s Teaching LGBTQ+ Health Course

This course is open access to educators across the health professions, as well as other providers, staff, trainees, and patients. It includes both LGBTQ+ health content and recommendations for teaching this material to trainees in any discipline or clinical department.


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

The Office of Faculty Development & Diversity is mourning the loss of Dr. Laure Aurelian (1939-2021), our Former Senior Advisor for Faculty Development.

Acts of Intolerance Reporting and Protocol

Anyone who witnesses or views the evidence of an act of intolerance is encouraged to report the incident. A person need not be the direct target of an act of intolerance to report it.


OFDD Faculty Directors

OFDD sponsors several networking and community building, and leadership education initiatives that aim to foster an atmosphere of inclusion among a diverse faculty at the School of Medicine. This work would not be possible without the leadership of our incredible team of Faculty Directors.

Stephanie Harman
OFDD Director of the Stanford Leadership Development Program (SLDP)

Arturo Molina
OFDD Co-Director of the LGBTQ+ Subcommittee

Peter Poullos
OFDD Director of the Stanford Medicine Alliance for Disability Inclusion and Equity (SMADIE)

Carmin Powell
OFDD Director of the Black Faculty Affinity Meetings (BFAM)

Christy Sandborg
OFDD Director of Gender Equity

Ann-Marie Yap
OFDD Co-Director of the LGBTQ+ Subcommittee 

Stanford non-discrimination policy

Consistent with its obligations under the law, Stanford prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in the administration of the University's programs and activities; Stanford also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.