2021 LGBTQ+ Forum

The mission of this year’s Forum is to raise awareness that Wellness starts with an informed, inclusive, and equitable academic and work environment that promotes the belonging of individuals with diverse sexual and gender identities.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 · 3:00-6:20 pm · via Zoom

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Welcoming Remarks

  • Yvonne Maldonado

    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.

Forum Moderator

  • José G. Vilches-Moure

    José Vilches-Moure’s expertise is in comparative anatomic pathology, particularly of laboratory animal species. He serves as a diagnostic pathologist, collaborative researcher, instructor and administrator in the Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) and the Veterinary Service Center (VSC) at the Stanford School of Medicine. He is the current faculty director of the Stanford Medicine’s Animal Histology Services (AHS). He is a member of the Stanford Medicine Diversity Cabinet and is the current Chair of the Cabinet’s LGBTQ+ Subcommittee.  At Stanford, he also serves as departmental liaison with the Stanford Medicine Office of Faculty Development and Diversity and is the co-founder and co-chair of his home department’s DE&I Committee.


  • Inge Hansen

    Dr. Inge Hansen is a clinical psychologist and director of Well-Being at Stanford University. Well-Being’s mission is to empower individuals and communities to flourish through education, connection and positive culture change. She is the co-founder and director of Stanford’s Weiland Health Initiative, which is dedicated to promoting mental health and wellness across all genders and sexualities. Dr. Hansen has also developed several new academic courses in the realm of gender and sexualities, including Challenging Sex & Gender Dichotomies in Medicine, Human Sexual Diversity and Health, and Transgender Studies. Additionally, she co-organizes and hosts the North America event for World Sexual Health Day, an event that brings together speakers from across the country to provide both education and celebration around sexual health and sexual rights. Dr. Hansen’s book The Ethical Sellout, co-authored with Lily Zheng, addresses the double binds that are encountered by all of us—but in particular queer, BIPOC and other marginalized people--as we navigate the competing pulls of authenticity and getting ahead.

Senior Leaders

  • Dean Lloyd Minor

    Lloyd B. Minor, MD, is a scientist, surgeon, and academic leader. He is the Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine, a position he has held since December 2012. As dean, Dr. Minor plays an integral role in setting strategy for the clinical enterprise of Stanford Medicine, an academic medical center that includes the Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, and Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

  • David Entwistle

    David Entwistle is president and CEO of Stanford Health Care (SHC). He joined SHC in July 2016 with extensive executive experience at leading academic medical centers. Entwistle is a passionate advocate of precision health – tailoring a treatment to a patient’s specific disease or condition as well as focusing on prevention to empower patients to take charge of their health before they become ill.

  • Paul King

    Paul A. King joined Stanford Children’s Health in January 2019 bringing with him a distinguished career of more than 30 years as a health care executive, including leadership positions at several nationally recognized academic medical centers. Prior to joining Stanford Children’s Health King led the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital as Executive Director. During his tenure, his strong leadership skills guided the strategic growth of the University of Michigan’s children’s and women’s programs and services.

Senior Leadership Panel Moderator

  • Leslee Subak

    Leslee Subak is Professor and Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Stanford and Founding Director of the Stanford LGBTQ+ Health Program. She is a physician-scientist with synergistic clinical and research interests in lower urinary tract function in women, with methodological expertise in epidemiology, cost-effectiveness, and clinical trials of interventions to improve urologic outcomes. Her group develops and investigates novel interventions for incontinence such as weight loss, yoga, slow-paced respiration, and mobile health applications. She is committed to increasing opportunities for women and underrepresented minorities, including people of color and sexual and gender minorities.

Community Panel Moderator

  • Arturo Molina

    Dr. Arturo Molina is a hematologist/oncologist and Chief Medical Officer at Sutro Biopharma in South San Francisco where he is responsible for the clinical development of oncology therapeutics. He is a volunteer attending medical staff physician in oncology at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, adjunct clinical faculty in the department of medicine (oncology) at Stanford University School of Medicine and immediate Past President of the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association. Since 2006, Dr. Molina has been on the National Advisory Committee of the Amos Medical Faculty Development Program, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program focused on increasing the number of medical, dental, and nursing faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. Dr. Molina is also a member of American Society of Hematology (ASH)'s Committee on Promoting Diversity.

Stanford Community Panel

  • Marija Kamceva

    Marija (they/she) is a final year medical student planning to pursue a residency in psychiatry. They were born in Macedonia, and grew up in north New Jersey before attending college at Yale. They are one of the co-founders of Medical Student Pride Alliance, the first national LGBTQ medical student association, which currently holds 80 medical school chapters. Marija is dedicated to service and justice as central tenets in her future career. Her hobbies include aerial fabrics and amateur graphic design.

  • Aaron Chiou

    Aaron Chiou (pronouns: he/him/his) is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Biomedical Data Science and a T32 Fellow in the Stanford Cancer Imaging Training Program. His research with Dr. Sylvia Plevritis focuses on characterizing the tumor microenvironment during lung cancer progression using quantitative imaging and computational analysis. Aaron earned his Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University and his Sc.B. in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University. Outside of research, Aaron enjoys petting dogs, reading, running, rock climbing, and crocheting.

  • Stephanie Eberle

    Stephanie began their tenure at BioSci Careers in 2008 developing curricula and resources for all biosciences trainees to explore and define a path toward their own careers of choice. In their 20+ years of professional experience, they have found that their passion is helping others find and follow theirs. Stephanie helps trainees with all aspects of professional/career development, and they are especially interested in issues of gender and diversity in the workplace. Stephanie holds an M.Ed in counseling.

  • Crystal Mackall

    Crystal L Mackall MD is the Ernest and Amelia Gallo Family Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at Stanford University. She serves as Founding Director of the Stanford Center for Cancer Cell Therapy, Associate Director of Stanford Cancer Institute, Leader of the Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program and Director of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Stanford. During a 27 year tenure culminating as Chief of the Pediatric Oncology Branch, NCI, and now through the Mackall Lab at Stanford.

  • Benjamin Laniakea

    Dr. Benjamin Laniakea is a board-certified family medicine physician specializing in full-spectrum LGBTQ+ health. He graduated from the SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical sciences and attended residency at UCSF Fresno Family and Community Medicine residency program. Since 2018 he has been the Theme Lead for the Sex, Gender, and Sexual Function curriculum at the Stanford School of Medicine and spearheads the new Stanford LGBTQ+ program.

  • Thomas Raffin

    Tom spent 24 years on the faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine where he remains the Colleen and Robert Haas Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Biomedical Ethics and Co-Founder and Director Emeritus of the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics. He has written over 300 articles, chapters, and books. He is Co-Chair of the Board of the National AIDS Memorial in Golden Gate Park. He helped to bring the AIDS Memorial Quilt back to SF from Atlanta in 2019. He works with LYRIC, a San Francisco LGBTQQ youth organization, the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, and Outright Action International, a leading international LGBT+ human rights organization.