Heike Daldrup-Link, MD, PhD


Dr. Daldrup-Link is a professor and UTL physician-scientist in the Department of Radiology. She established clinical and research services for children with cancer at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in close collaboration with pediatric oncologists and scientists, which now provide the most advanced pediatric cancer staging procedures currently available. Dr. Daldrup-Link currently serves as Director of Pediatric Molecular Imaging, Co-Director of the Cancer Imaging Program and Associate Chair for Diversity in the Department of Radiology at Stanford as well as member of the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD) liaison team and the diversity communication advisory board of the School of Medicine at Stanford. Through all of these experiences, Dr. Daldrup-Link has first hand understanding of the needs, challenges and aspirations of our trainees, junior faculty and senior faculty members. As a first generation physician-scientist, a first generation American and a women leader, she serves as a role model for any immigrant, anyone who is the first doctor in their family, any woman and anyone who experiences diversity related obstacles in their pursuits, that if we work hard with dedication and integrity, we can realize our full potential.

Gloria Hwang, MD


Dr. Hwang is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology and Associate Program Director for the radiology residency at Stanford. Having trained at Stanford for medical school, general surgery internship, radiology residency, and interventional radiology fellowship, she strongly believes that the world-class training and research opportunities at Stanford can only be strengthened by a deliberate effort to create a diverse and inclusive environment, by making Diversity and Inclusion a fundamental aspect of culture of the school. As the Interventional Radiology and Residency representative on the committee, she is working to ensure that best practices are used in the domains resident and fellow selection, recruitment, teaching, and mentorship to foster an inclusive environment. She also believes in the importance of broad and inclusive leadership training and is developing a leadership curriculum for the radiology residency. Additionally, she is a founding member of the Society of Interventional Radiology’s Women in Interventional Radiology Section and a member of the Women in Interventional Radiology Section Governing Council. In those roles, she is a passionate advocate for increasing the number of women in radiology and interventional radiology and strives to break down the actual and perceived barriers women may face that affect their career choices.

Sandy Napel, PhD


Dr. Sandy Napel is Professor of Radiology and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering and Medicine (Biomedical Informatics Research). He is co-Director of the Integrative Biomedical Imaging Informatics Division, and the Radiology 3D and Quantitative Imaging Lab, of the Department of Radiology.  His primary interests are in developing diagnostic and therapy-planning applications and strategies for the acquisition, visualization, and quantitation of multi-dimensional medical imaging data, and integrating information in images with clinical and molecular data for precision diagnosis, prognosis, selection of therapy, and monitoring of response to therapy. He has mentored many trainees in his own lab, and is the Director of an NCI-funded training program that trains basic and physician scientists in cancer imaging techniques. Dr. Napel is dedicated to increasing the recruitment, retention and graduation of individuals from underrepresented groups, including women, people of color, people with disabilities, and people from economically disadvantaged backgrounds in his own lab and his NIH training program.

Tanya Stoyanova, PhD


Dr. Tanya Stoyanova is Assistant Professor of Radiology. Her research interest is studying molecular mechanisms underlying prostate cancer initiation and progression. The goal of Dr. Stoyanova’s research is to improve the stratification of indolent from aggressive prostate cancer, define new prognostic biomarkers and guide the development of better therapeutic strategies for the advanced disease. Dr. Stoyanova was born and raised in Bulgaria. She moved to the United States in 2001 to pursue a scientific career and become a first-generation scientist and an American citizen. Dr. Stoyanova believes that diversity stimulate creativity and drives innovation. She is devoted to support diversity at the Department of Radiology and Stanford University.

Terry Desser, MD


Terry S. Desser MD is a Professor of Radiology and was the Radiology Residency Program Director at the Stanford University School of Medicine from 2004-2015. While serving as Residency Director,  Dr. Desser became interested in the problem of gender imbalance among practitioners of Radiology. She organized evening events for women residents and medical students to raise awareness of Radiology as a specialty choice and to provide networking opportunities by introducing current women trainees to practicing women radiologists in the community. During the 2008-09 academic year Dr. Desser was a Research Fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford and studied medical students’ perception of Radiology.  She completed the Stanford Medicine Leadership Development and Advanced Leadership Development courses.  Since stepping down as residency program director, she has remained active in mentoring Radiology residents, fellows, and junior faculty in the Radiology department.  Her clinical work and research is in the field of abdominal imaging and ultrasound.

Ann Leung, MD


Dr. Ann Leung is Professor of Radiology, Associate Chair of Clinical Affairs, and Division Chief of Thoracic Imaging. She is past President of the Society of Thoracic Radiology and a former member of the Stanford School of Medicine Appointments and Promotions Committee. Her clinical and research interests are focused on the use of imaging to diagnose and treat lung disease. Dr. Leung was born in Hong Kong, raised in Canada where she did the majority of her medical training, and spent time in Japan and France where she completed her Thoracic Imaging Fellowships. Dr. Leung is committed to enhancing and supporting diversity within the Stanford community so that all may reap the benefits of an inclusive and fair environment.

Peter Poullos, MD


Dr. Poullos is a Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology and Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He grew up in Stockton, California and became the first physician in his family when he graduated from the University of Texas at Houston Medical School in 1999.  He did Internal Medicine residency at UC San Francisco where, in 2002, he began a Gastroenterology fellowship. Unfortunately, six months later he suffered a traumatic spinal cord injury which left him partially quadriplegic and unable to perform endoscopic procedures. He decided to pursue radiology and completed his residency and Body Imaging fellowship at Stanford.

Growing up in a low-income community, Dr. Poullos was aware from an early age of the toxic effects of poverty and discrimination, an awareness that deepened at Catholic high school and university, where social justice was emphasized.  He studied at a public hospital at the University of Chile, where he saw firsthand disparities in care between the rich and poor. Learning Spanish, he cared for patients at San Francisco General Hospital and the Mission Neighborhood Health Center. His solidarity with the poor and challenged only deepened after his spinal cord injury. Dr. Poullos has joined the Diversity Committee to continue his commitment to the inclusion of those from different backgrounds and experiences, something that benefits everyone.

Mrudula Penta, MD


Mrudula is a clinical instructor in the Neuroradiology section. She received her medical degree at Stanford University and completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and a fellowship in neuroradiology at Stanford University prior to joining the faculty here. Through her involvement in the admissions committee at the School of Medicine, she has become interested in promoting diversity within the radiology department as well as creating a supportive environment for women and underrepresented minorities.

Bruce Daniel, MD


Bruce Daniel MD is a Professor of Radiology and by courtesy of Bioengineering in the Department of Radiology at Stanford. Dr. Daniel is internationally known for his clinical and research work on MRI of breast cancer. Besides overseeing the clinical breast MRI service as director, Dr. Daniel served as co-director for the Cancer Imaging Training Program (SCIT) in the Department of Radiology at Stanford. He is also an associate program director for the Radiology Residency and director of the Body MRI fellowship program.  He is particularly interested supporting the development, inclusion and retention of underrepresented minority students and faculty.

Wendy DeMartini, MD


Wendy DeMartini, M.D., is a Professor of Radiology and the Chief of Breast Imaging in the Department of Radiology of Stanford University School of Medicine. Her work is focused upon high quality patient care, clinical research and education. Dr. DeMartini is a highly sought-after mentor and educator. She teaches a broad spectrum of topics nationally and internationally, including in the Americas, Europe, Australasia and Africa. She is an active member of many professional organizations and committees, and is the 2017-2018 President of the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI). She is committed to fostering diversity in Radiology through recruitment and development of faculty across underrepresented categories, with a particular emphasis on women in Radiology.

Guido Davidzon, MD


Dr. Guido A. Davidzon is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology in the division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. He is the director of the DXA Imaging Program, an active leader in trials utilizing novel radionuclide treatments in oncology, and is spearheading efforts to bring machine learning techniques to predict clinical outcomes. Dr. Davidzon was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to a family of second generation immigrants who escape WWII in Europe and then became a first-generation immigrant in North America. He enjoys working in a diverse, inclusive, multiracial and multicultural environment.

Kate Stevens, MD


I am an Associate Professor in the Musculoskeletal Imaging section, and have been at Stanford since 2000. I went to medical school in London, joined the British army and initially embarked on a career in surgery. However, an unfortunate parachute accident and subsequent spine surgery forced me to change track and radiology seemed like a reasonable alternative. My unique experiences in the army as well as surgery training in the UK served to heighten my awareness of gender discrimination in the workplace, as both were very much male-dominated professions. I was an active member of Women in Surgical Training (WIST) in England, which provided support and mentoring for women embarking on a career in surgery.

I completed my radiology training in Nottingham and a fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging at Oxford before heading across the Atlantic for a research fellowship at Stanford, subsequently staying on as a staff physician and joining the faculty in 2003.  My career at Stanford and various opportunities to lecture overseas have allowed me to build up a diverse network of international colleagues. Through discussion with them I have become aware of the deleterious effects of gender bias, racial prejudice, and discrimination based on sexual orientation on professional careers around the world. I realize the importance of creating an inclusive environment in the workplace and look forward to contributing my efforts to ensure that the Department of Radiology creates a positive work environment that continues to attract a diverse group of talented individuals with equal opportunity for all regarding academic achievements and career advancement.

Amanda Rigas, MD


Dr. Rigas is a Clinical Instructor (Affiliated) in the Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology (VAPAHCS). As a first generation Greek American and first generation physician in her family, she has long been interested in increasing diversity in medicine. During medical school, Dr. Rigas was the co-president of the local American Medical Women’s Association chapter. Currently practicing as an Interventional Radiologist, a specialty with significant under representation from women and minorities, she remains committed towards fostering a more inclusive environment for all.

Jayne Seekins

Jayne Seekins, DO


Jayne Seekins, DO is a Assistant Professor of Radiology in the Division of Pediatric Radiology at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Dr. Seekins is interested in International Outreach and has volunteered as a Radiologist in Cameroon, Mali, Burkina Faso and Tanzania. She is also interested in conflict resolution and improving communication between departments using the tenets of diplomacy. Currently, she works part-time at Stanford and when not at Stanford, lives with her family in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.