Bláz comes to us from the University of Colorado, School of Medicine where he served as the Manager of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Program. In this role, Bláz developed customized training on DEI topics, from workplace bullying to LGBTQ+ affirming healthcare, facilitated restorative circles for students, faculty, and staff, and advised the GME residency programs on best practices for recruitment and retention of trainees. Previously, Bláz served as the Director of the LGBT Center at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where he designed a series of annual didactic sessions and patient simulation training on LGBTQ+ affirming healthcare, and Director of Care Coordination at the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in New York City, a 19,000-patient LGBTQ+ Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Bláz also worked to triple their grant portfolio to $4 million for wrap around social support services focused on those living with HIV and individuals who are transgender or non-binary.
Read More Bláz completed his Bachelor’s at the University of Oklahoma, majoring in theatre with a minor in psychology. He received a Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice Facilitation from the University of San Diego and completed a Master’s in Education at the University of Oklahoma.
In his new role, Bláz will bring multiple stakeholders from inside Stanford Medicine and beyond to further build our LGBTQ+ Health Program, a collaborative effort between the School of Medicine, SHC, LPCH, and key stakeholders, including clinical experts from Primary Care, Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics, Urology, Endocrinology, Psychiatry, Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, OHNS, and other clinical specialties. The program will transform Stanford’s delivery of care, research, and teaching related to LGBTQ+ health and help make our institution a national model for LGBTQ+ health.
In his free time, Bláz enjoys playing with his cats, Vivi and G'reyha Tia, is an avid board and video gamer and loves a good sci-fi/fantasy book. He most looks forward to living amongst the redwoods and visiting the sea otters near the bay area.