Mission Statement

Our mission is 3-fold:  

  1. Improve Diversity in the Department of Radiology
  2. Foster A Culture of Growth and Equal Opportunities for Everyone
  3. Prove that Diversity Makes a Difference

Through our diversity initiative, we are leveraging our combined potential and taking outstanding medical care, world-class education and groundbreaking scientific advances to the next level. We aim to create a circle of growth for every player and the whole ensemble: Developing the players will lead to a better ensemble and developing the ensemble will improve the performance of the players. To accomplish this, we are fostering diversity of thought, experiences, and perspectives. Inspiring each other to unleash our collective creativity, creating a culture of growth, fulfillment, and prosperity that far exceeds what we could have achieved individually.

Our Goals

  1. Foster stronger well-being among faculty, trainees and staff.
  2. Democratize outdated concepts of fiefdoms in medicine
  3. Enable everyone to contribute to solving problems and helping others.  

We believe in a culture where everyone is valued, where “they” become “us”, and where we can unleash that magical collective force that will create a better future for all of us.


Mission Statement

The mission of Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC) is to:

Combat health inequities and improve access to care and services for patients with disabilities

Foster and advocate for the equal treatment and well-being of everyone at Stanford Medicine, regardless of differences.

Promote collaboration between people who are passionate about disability at Stanford Medicine.

Advocate for accessibility, resources and disability services at Stanford Medicine, above and beyond that required by law.

Promote disability as a part of human diversity, inclusivity, and equity.


The Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC) is composed of people who have disabilities and their allies. Membership is open to everyone at Stanford Medicine, including Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, University HealthCare Alliance (UHA), Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Packard Children’s Health Alliance (PCHA), and Stanford Children’s Health.

Mission Statement

Our goal is to create a medical community that is reflective of the community and the world that we serve. We believe that we can best achieve this goal by addressing systems of privilege including those based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and physical ability. Representation matters, period. Our mission and values align with the goals of Stanford Medicine.