Faculty Fireside Chats series

Medical Faculty Excellence in an Era of Social Justice Activism series is a new program sponsored by our Offices of Academic Affairs and of Faculty Development and Diversity.

Please contact OFDD for further information about the Faculty Fireside Chats series.

Goals of the series

Provide context and history of race issues at Stanford and in academic medicine, particularly for early career, new, and international faculty.

Offer practical advice that activate faculty’s role as mentors in creating space for student expression and in promoting respectful and inclusive interactions with trainees.

Create opportunities to engage openly with colleagues on challenges related to diversity in academic medicine.  

Session schedule

Register for any of the remaining sessions.

  • October 13, 2020 Faculty Fireside Chats: Lloyd Minor and Bonnie Maldonado Via Zoom (Link will be sent prior to the event)

    Lloyd Minor, MD, Dean, Stanford Medicine and Professor of Otolaryngology and, by courtesy, of Neurobiology and Bioengineering.

    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. 

    Topic: Where we are today and where we want to go

    October 13, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm, via zoom

  • December 09, 2020 Faculty Fireside Chats: Fernando Mendoza, MPH, MD Via Zoom (Link will be sent prior to the event)

    Fernando Mendoza, MPH, MD, Associate Dean of Minority Advising and Programs and Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital, Emeritus

    Topic: The history of Minority affairs at Stanford and the School of Medicine

    December 8, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm, via zoom

  • January 22, 2021 Faculty Fireside Chats: Donald Warne Via Zoom (Link will be sent prior to the event)

    Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as the Director of the Indians Into Medicine (INMED) and Master of Public Health Programs, and Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota

    Topic: How did we get here: The roots of today’s mistrust

    January 21, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm, via zoom

  • February 23, 2021 Faculty Fireside Chats: Carla Pugh, MD, PhD Via Zoom (Link will be sent prior to the event)

    Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery and Director, Technology Enabled Clinical Improvement Center

    February 22, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm, via zoom

    Topic: Race Issues in Medical Teams: How to recover brilliantly

  • March 22, 2021 Faculty Fireside Chats: Maame Yaa A. B. Yiadom, MD, MPH Via Zoom (Link will be sent prior to the event)

    Maame Yaa A. B. Yiadom, MD, MPH,  Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

    Topic: Why It Is Medicine’s Business: Current Perspectives on Patient Outcomes

    March 22, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm, via Zoom


  • April 21, 2021 Faculty Fireside Chats: Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH Via Zoom (Link will be sent prior to the event)

    Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Chair of Policy and Community and founder and co-director of the Stanford Pediatric Advocacy Program

    Topic: The Role of Faculty in an Era of Activism

    April 21, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm, via zoom

  • May 20, 2021 Faculty Fireside Chats: Reena Thomas, MD, PhD Via Zoom (Link will be sent prior to the event)

    Reena Thomas, MD, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurological sciences and Associate Dean for Diversity in Medical Education.

    Topic: Mentoring Through Small Acts

    May 20, 2021 12:00-1:00pm, via Zoom