General Surgery Diversity

Diversity in the Division of General Surgery

We value diversity in our Division and training programs and are aware of all aspects of human differences such as socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, geography, disability and age.

Diversity improves the educational experience, strengthens our team, makes us more effective problem solvers, and helps us take care of our patients from multi-cultural backgrounds.

Our Programs

Beyond General Surgery

Department Diversity Initiatives
Stanford Surgery's Department Diversity Committee includes members from all 5 clinical divisions. Trainees, faculty, and staff come together to discuss how we can create an environment that fosters belonging, respect, and value for all.

Stanford Graduate Medical Education Diversity Committee
The Stanford GME Diversity Committee was founded by General Surgery Resident Dr. Miquell Miller. Fellow General Surgery Resident Dr. Huda Muhammad is a current member, and Dr. Auriel August is current Chair Elect.

Stanford Medical Student and Resident Recruitment Steering Committee
Several Division of General Surgery trainees, faculty, and staff are members of Stanford's Medical Student and Resident Recruitment Steering Committee. 

The Division of General Surgery has attended The Student National Medical Association's Annual Medical Education Conference for over a decade. 


Vice Chair of Diversity


Stanford Surgery stands for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. The #standwithus social media campaign developed by Dr. Micaela Esquivel asks faculty, trainees, and staff to announce what they stand for.