Stanford Medicine’s first-ever LGBTQ+ Forum


Message from the Chair

"Embracing diversity is not only crucial to Stanford, but also central to the character and culture of our department. Science has shown time and time again that bringing together diverse perspectives drives innovation and robust problem solving.

As leaders in Obstetrics and Gynecology, we value diversity within our faculty, trainees and staff.We know that building an inclusive body of thinkers, learners and providers will reflect the population of those we serve, ensuring care that is precise, empathic and compassionate. We also believe that doing so creates a community that has the capacity to offer truly creative and novel solutions to the most human of problems."


Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor

The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD)

Serves to develop all faculty to their fullest potential as academic, clinical, and community leaders to promote the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty. Programs and initiatives influence the recruitment, retention and advancement of faculty.

Join the Stanford Medicine +OUTlist

The OUTlist is a resource supporting Stanford Medicine LGBTQ+ individuals in community-building, mentorship, and visibility.

Diversity at Stanford Medicine

Diversity is a core value. We draw from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to reach a new level of innovation in teaching, research and caring for patients. Innovative programs ensure diversity is reflected in our programs, culture and leadership.

Graduate Medicine Education (GME)

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.

Stanford University's Diversity and Access Office

The Diversity and Access Office (D&A Office) is committed to diversity, equal opportunity and affirmative action goals.

Opening the OB/GYN Door for Sexual and Gender Minority Patients

OB/GYNS who are open, accepting and supportive of the SGM community can help eliminate critical health disparities and also reap benefits for their practices.


The Diversity Center of Representation and Empowerment, or D-CORE, provides a space where any member of the Stanford Medicine community interested in issues of inclusion and diversity can hold meetings or just hang out and study.

Trump’s Military Ban Ignores Science to Inflict Harm

Trump's transgender military ban becomes reality: openly transgender people cannot join the military — and many who are already within its ranks can face discharge if they receive a gender dysphoria diagnosis while serving.

The PRIDE Study

In the Journal of Americal Medical Informatics Association June 2019 issue, Dr. Juno Obedin-Maliver's national research study focused on a digital health research platform for community engagement, recruitment and retention of sexual gender minority adults.

The "All of Us" Cohort - Progress Report

In The New England Journal of Medicine, with more than one fifth of the target enrollment completed, the investigators report on progess and challenges.