Radiology Diversity & Inclusion Initiative


Stanford Radiology D&I Initiative

The Stanford Radiology Diversity Initiative aims to democratize Medicine by assembling and maintaining a critical mass of diverse faculty with far-reaching backgrounds, experiences, and ideas.


To foster inclusion of minority members and to increase empathy and understanding for every member in our community, we initiated a newsletter, where staff, trainees and faculty share their thoughts and experiences on specific topics of interest. The new generation does not want to hear from “the Department” or “the University”. The new generation wants to hear from all people that make up the Department and University. Our newsletter is designed to foster local and global connections.

Diversity is critical for our ability to serve patients in a multi-cultural environment, to provide inspiring role models for our trainees, to unfold discoveries at the interface of different disciplines, to address challenges in our health care system and to cure humanity – one patient at a time.

Our Mission is threefold:

  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

  • Foster stronger well-being among faculty, trainees and staff. 

  • Democratize outdated concepts of fiefdoms in medicine.

  • 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.

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