The Dorfman Kempson Fund

Empowering the Next Generation of Pathology Leaders

Most recent recipients of the Dorfman/Kempson fund in the Department of Pathology (from left to right): Atif Saleem, Adam Gomez, Jason Hornick (Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston), Christine Louie, Keegan Barry-Holson, Erna Forgo, and Simon Chen

Dr. Ronald Dorfman

Dr. Richard Kempson

Help us empower the next generation of scientists to fully leverage all that this new era of discovery has to offer. 

Dr. Ronald Dorfman and Dr. Richard Kempson were the founding fathers of Surgical Pathology at Stanford. Dr. Dorfman and Dr. Kempson transformed the surgical pathology training program to a world-class program in just a few years’ time. The education and development of leaders in academic pathology were foundations of their legacy and are essential to the success of the Stanford Pathology Department in the future. Your philanthropic support will help strengthen their legacy through educational, research, scholarly and community building activities that foster development and training for residents and fellows.

As these young scientists go out into the world, the intellectual independence and entrepreneurial fire they gained at Stanford will go with them, and the impact of their achievements will resonate around the globe. With your philanthropic support, we’ll not only ensure the best keep coming here, we’ll show the world how to educate scientists who have the confidence to change the human condition.


Make a gift to the Dorfman Kempson Fund to support resident and fellow training in the Department of Pathology by entering the code GHFXN under Special Instructions/Other Designation.

For more information or to enquire about donating please contact:

Rachael Hocevar

Program Manager,  Medical Center Development (Major Gifts)