About the Office

The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD) serves to develop all faculty to their fullest potential as academic, clinical, and community leaders and to promote the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty. Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Bonnie Maldonado, recognizes that in order to achieve these goals, OFDD must continue to work toward creating an organizational culture that values the contributions of all members, encourages a broad and open approach to teaching, research, and patient care, and provides an intellectually and socially attractive environment for all people.

Areas of Focus

OFDD programs and initiatives are designed to address the factors that have been demonstrated to influence the recruitment, retention, and advancement of faculty including:

In order to meet the evolving nature of needs in academic medicine, we focus on transparency and accountability, through the ongoing collection of metrics related to faculty development and diversity, as well as continued recognition of the amazing faculty that are such an essential component of Stanford Medicine.


Please see the OFDD newsletter for notable upcoming events, news and resources recently added to the OFDD site.


OFDD regularly compiles data related to faculty development and diversity at Stanford Medicine. The metrics page (SUNet ID Protected) contains some key recent reports. Historical reports may be requested.


Please visit our team page to learn more about the staff of the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity.


Please let us know if you have questions or need more information about our programs.


LGBTQ town hall aimed to spur creation of stronger community at Stanford Medicine

From across Stanford Medicine, members of the LGBTQ community gathered on January 22, 2018 to share their concerns and to strengthen their presence on campus.

The standing room-only crowd of about 100 people included Dean Lloyd Minor, MD, and other school leaders, medical and graduate students and everyone in between.

Achievement, focus despite discrimination: Stanford surgeon featured in The Mercury News

Dr. Leah Backhus is an esteemed member of a relatively tiny club in U.S. medicine she sometimes refers to as “two-fers:” female African-American doctors. They represent about 2 percent of the nation’s 877,616 active physicians but are among a growing trend in the country.

Dr. Eric Sibley to receive Distinguished Service Award

Eric Sibley, MD, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics, associate chair of academic affairs in the Department of Pediatrics, and assistant dean for academic advising in the Stanford University School of Medicine, will receive the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the North American Society for Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition on November 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Sibley is a Department Liaison for OFDD.

5 Questions: Marcia Stefanick on better medicine for women

A Stanford professor of medicine discusses why giving consideration to sex and gender differences in research and treatment would improve medical care for everyone.

Portraits of Stanford Medicine: Amy Ladd

Amy Ladd, MD, is a professor of orthopaedic surgery and plastic surgery and chief of the Robert A. Chase Hand & Upper Limb Center at Stanford. In this podcast, she discusses her path to orthopaedic surgery and her intent on improving the odds for women by changing the face of science and technology to be more inclusive.

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