LGBTQ Town hall

January 29, 2018

From across Stanford Medicine, members of the LGBTQ community gathered last week to share their concerns and to strengthen their presence on campus.

The standing room-only crowd of about 100 people included Dean Lloyd Minor, MD, and other school leaders, medical and graduate students and everyone in between.

"Just as we at Stanford Medicine strive to lead in research, patient care and education, we have the opportunity to lead in meeting the needs and affirming the value and importance of our LGBTQ community," Minor said, greeting attendees. "It’s a personal passion and commitment for me, as well as a leadership responsibility."

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Pfeiffer Series

Mark Schuster, MD, PhD


Kaiser Permanente 

School of Medicine

The Doctor is Out: Perspectives on being LGBTQ in Medicine

October 11, 2017

In celebration of LGBTQ history month, LGBTQ-Meds invited Dr. Mark Schuster, MD, PhD, to give a lecture as a Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Lecturer called “The Doctor is Out: Perspectives on Being LGBTQ+ in Medicine.”

Dr. Schuster serves as the founding Dean of the new Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in Pasadena, California, as of October 1, 2017. Previously he was the William Berenberg Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Chief of General Pediatrics and Vice Chair for Health Policy in the Department of Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Over the course of his career, he has conducted research on child, adolescent, and family health, including quality of care, health disparities, adolescent sexual health, obesity prevention, and family leave. His work on sexual minority health has covered adolescent health, bullying, and transgender health issues, and the published version of his speech, “On Being Gay in Medicine,” has been widely circulated and used as a teaching tool at medical schools. 

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