Minority Faculty Networking

Stanford Medicine’s Minority Faculty Networking group’s meetings offer an occasion to meet with and learn from colleagues. Past events have featured Stanford faculty panelists that discuss strategies for success in academic medicine, and we have also honored each year’s Dr. Augustus A. White and Family Faculty Professionalism Award honoree.


Each month OFDD hosts lunch with a small group of minority faculty to discuss research and clinical interests, faculty development concerns, and career advice across lines and ranks. This provides an opportunity for our faculty to get to know one another across different departments and specialties within Stanford Medicine in an intimate setting.  Please email Kathleen Victor if you would like to join.

Dr. Augustus A. White and Family Faculty Professionalism Award

The Dr. Augustus A. White III and Family Faculty Professionalism award serves to recognize outstanding work in helping to reduce health disparities or to enhance the effectiveness of minorities in the university community through research, education, mentoring or service. 

Steering Committee

Kevin Michael Alexander, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Tamara Dunn, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
Reena Thomas, MD, PhD
Associate Dean, Diversity in Medical Education, Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery
Leah Backhus, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Juliana Idoyaga
Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Vinicio de Jesus Perez, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine
Sridhar Seshadri, PhD
Vice President, Cancer & Heart Centers at Stanford Hospitals & Clinics

Contact OFDD

For more information on Minority Faculty Networking:

Professional Development

Our Minority Faculty are encouraged to participate in OFDD’s professional development workshops and leadership programs throughout the year.