Diversity and Inclusion

Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine actively seeks and celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion in all aspects of our work. We believe unique perspectives, experiences, and values add dimension to our research, teaching and clinical mission. Our patient population is diverse and our faculty, students and staff should be as well.

Diversity and inclusion are codified in our department values because they make our team, our practice, and our world immeasurably stronger. But stated values are only as strong as the practices that reinforce it, and so we constantly strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for all through training and education in respect for differences and awareness of implicit and explicit biases. We advance diversity and inclusion in recruitment, retention, and promotion, and enforce respect for the dignity of all members of our community including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Andra Blomkalns, MD, MBA
Chair

Emergency Medicine faculty, fellows and staff at a recent solidarity rally.

Faculty

 In 2019, Forbes ranked Stanford as a top employer for diversity, ranked fourth out of all universities in the country. 

 Stanford School of Medicine has almost double the national average of female department chairs, including our Department of Emergency Medicine chair Andra Blomkalns, MD, MBA. And within our department, we have achieved almost full gender parity in faculty and leadership roles

Patient Population

  • 35% MEDI-CAL
  • 36% Commercial
  • 24% Medicare
  • 5% Other

  • 43% Hispanic / Other
  • 37% White
  • 13% Asian
  • 7% African American

Social Emergency Medicine fellow Italo Brown, MD recounts experiences in the ED and using ethnicity as a strength.

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Faculty member and Stanford physician Kathy Staats, MD explores how to increase women’s representation in EMS leadership. 

Article and video

Resources

Stanford University and the School of Medicine offer resources to support and advance equity and inclusion, and host events and programs that foster discussions around diversity.


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Department of Emergency Medicine
900 Welch Road, Suite 350
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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