Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education

Spotlight on Leadership

Kapono Cheng

Kapono Chang, Pre-med Undergraduate, Class of 2011.

I want to preserve who we are as Hawaiians and discover ways to stay connected to our traditions while coexisting in a western society,”

Michael Galvez

Michael Galvez, Fifth Year Medical Student

“Medicine is exciting, applicable and important. There’s always something that needs to get done.”


Iris Gibbs

Iris C. Gibbs, M.D.

Iris Gibbs, MD, is devoed to quality patient care and teaching.
Stanford Alumni, Class of 1995

Yvonne Maldonado, M.D.

Yvonne Maldonado, M.D.

Yvonne Maldonado, MD, has spent her life ignoring borders.
Stanford Alumni, Class of 1982

Alexander Red Eagle

Alexander Redeagle, MD / PhD Candidate

“I want to use science to give back to my community.”


Dr. Salvatierra

Oscar Salvatierra Jr., M.D.
Professor, Surgery and Pediatrics, Active Emeritus

“You can never forget that medicine is about people,”

Latasha Williams

Latasha Williams, M.D.,
Resident, Third Year

"It’s important that minorities are represented in medicine.”





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