Every September the American Medical Association celebrates Women in Medicine Month. Different departments across the School of Medicine are partnering together to celebrate Stanford women physicians who are paving the way for other women in their field. Throughout the month of September, we will be highlighting different women faculty and trainees for their contributions to the field of ophthalmology on social media and this webpage.

Want to join? Use these hashtags on social media:

#StanfordWIM #WIMMonth #HerTimeisNow

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What does being a women in medicine mean to you?

Check back throughout September to see updates!


In the News

  • Tele-Ophthalmology: Digital care in a digital world

    Traditionally, medical care has been delivered with the provider and patient in the same room at the same time.

  • From mother to patient

    A year ago, Carolyn Miller noticed some sensitivity in her left eye, and her eyelid felt swollen.

  • Young patients receive sight restoring lenses

    Rosie Karon was only two weeks old when her mother noticed her left pupil was misshapen.

  • A global career path

    Byers Eye Institute at Stanford chief resident Malini Pasricha, MD, grew up in the United States, but whenever visiting her ancestral home in Rayavaram, Tamil Nadu, India, she was often struck by two major disparities: limited access to healthcare and minimal career opportunities for women.

  • Pursuing excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion

    The year 2020 was momentous in many ways, including the heightened attention to issues of systemic injustice towards minorities that have long existed in our society.

  • Advancing clinical research in the age of COVID-19

    In clinical trials, both patients and faculty have to carefully balance potential benefits against potential risks in deciding who should be in a clinical trial—and this year the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford faced a new risk in that calculation.