Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Diversity improves the educational experience, strengthens our teams, makes us more effective problem solvers and helps us take care of those in need.

We value diversity and are accepting of all human differences such as race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, geography, disability and age. 

We recognize that equity and social justice in our communities are essential to the health of our patients and the public at large.


The Department of Surgery is committed to creating an environment that fosters belonging, respect and value for all.

Our Progress

We're working hard but we know we still have much to do


Asian Liver Center launches JoinJade, a global campaign to fight stigma, end transmission, and eliminate deaths associated with hepatitis B.


The Division of General Surgery Residency Program begins attending AMEC/SNMA each year



Dr. Matias Bruzoni opens Stanford's Hispanic Clinic for Pediatric Surgery, a center with bilingual health care providers. 


Dr. Sherry Wren is named Department’s first Vice Chair for Diversity.




Stanford Surgery commits to photo-less applications.

J.E.D.I. Council is formed


Cultural Complications Curriculum is integrated into Monthly M&Ms.

Stanford Surgery DEI Award and Dr. Miquell Miller Award for Promoting Diversity and Inclusion are established.

What are you looking for?

2019-2020 Demographics

Female representation

URM Representation

Email Signature

We enocurage all members of the Stanford Surgery community to update their email signature with their name pronunciation and pronouns. You may also add a Pride and/or Black Lives Matter badge. 

Projects In Progress


Established in 2008, this fellowship provides a stipend for a senior underrepresented minority student to participate in a sub-internship with Stanford's Division of General Surgery. 

SCORE brings fourth-year medical students from diverse backgrounds to Stanford for a four-week residential clinical training program in one of our clinical departments.

Funding Opportunities

Each year, the department funds 3-6 faculty projects for total first round funding of $250,000. At least one research grant will be reserved for a proposal that addresses the topic of racial justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Community Programs

Annual Diversity Lecture


Stanford Surgery DEI Award

DEI Award Winners

Cassidi Goll (staff)
Dr. Miquell Miller (resident)

The Department of Surgery Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Award is to recognize annually both an individual staff and faculty/resident/fellow/post doc member who has consistently created opportunities for the Department of Surgery to improve diversity/equity/inclusion in the domains of recruitment, retention, inclusion, and advancement. These individuals actively work to promote, value, and increase diversity in our Department. Diversity is defined as including all aspects of human differences such as socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, geography, disability and age.

Please submit a nomination statement of up to 500 words and 2 letters of support from other department members. Nominations and letters of support must provide specific examples of actions the individual has taken. 

Nominations should be sent to Julia Miranda mjulia@stanford.edu by January 31. 

Dr. Miquell Miller Award for Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

The Dr. Miquell Miller Award for Promoting Diversity and Inclusion was established in 2020 to recognize an outstanding GME trainee who embodies the passion and commitment to expanding diversity and inclusion efforts as demonstrated by Dr. Miquell Miller during her time at Stanford. Dr. Miller was the inspiration and the leader in creating the Stanford GME Diversity Council.

To cement Dr. Miller's legacy, Department of Surgery Chair Dr. Mary Hawn made a gift that will fund an annual award in her name, recommended initially to be $1,000.

The recipient is determined by the Graduate Medical Education Diversity Committee with representation from the Department of Surgery Diversity Council. The first awardee—announced in Spring 2021—was Internal Medicine Resident Dr. Christine Santiago.


Faculty and trainees across the Department of Surgery engage in DEI research. We invite you to read our latest peer-reviewed publications and reach out to collaborate with us on upcoming projects.