Updates from Dean Minor

Learn the latest on the strategic direction for Stanford Medicine.

  • Dean's Newsletter November 2016

    As Fall goes into full swing and a controversial presidential election comes to a close, I take a moment to reflect on the values and strengths of the Stanford Medicine community. I also discuss how our vision of preventive and proactive health care for all is spreading around the world.


  • Dean's Newsletter October 2016

    I’m pleased to announce the inaugural issue of The Brief, my monthly newsletter of updates and my thoughts on health trends. This issue features photos of our new MD and PhD students and replays of recent talks where we reflected on our community and strategic vision.


  • Building Stanford Medicine Together

    July 5, 2016 - Today I am glad to be back on campus to extend a warm welcome to David Entwistle, the new president and chief executive officer of Stanford Health Care (SHC). David comes to us at an exciting time in biomedicine and in the life of our organization.


  • Tragedy in Orlando

    June 14, 2016 - Following our Commencement ceremonies on Saturday came news early Sunday morning of overwhelming loss in Orlando. I am heartbroken by this senseless act of violence. As we grieve for the victims and their family and friends, let us also stand in support of the LGBTQ community.


  • The Power of Integration

    March 18, 2016 - As winter gives way to spring, I feel a heightened sense of enthusiasm for our collective vision and a renewed gratitude for the work that you—our faculty, trainees, students, and staff—do every day to improve human health.



  • October Letter from the Dean

    October 27, 2015 - I am once again excited and inspired by the energy I see throughout the Stanford Medicine community. In countless ways, our faculty, students, trainees, and staff continue to improve human health.


  • Update on Diversity and Societal Citizenship

    July 2, 2015 - Like many of you, I am looking forward to the July Fourth weekend, and not just for the fireworks and barbecues. Our national celebration of civil rights and civil liberties will have special meaning this year in light of last week’s historic Supreme Court rulings.


  • Announcing Two New Departments in the School of Medicine

    June 11, 2015 - I am very pleased to announce that on June 10 the Stanford University Board of Trustees approved two new departments within the School of Medicine: Biomedical Data Science and Emergency Medicine.


  • Precision Health Introduction

    June 1, 2015 - We are at a watershed moment in medicine. We have within our grasp the ability to completely change the very nature of health care to one of proactive, predictive and personalized care based upon keeping you healthy instead of just treating you when you are sick. We call this Precision Health.


  • Diversity and Societal Citizenship

    May 6, 2015 - Over the past few weeks, I have been deeply saddened by the tumultuous events in my former hometown. Although Baltimore has, for now, disappeared from the news, the unrest has raised our collective awareness about the state of social justice in America.



  • Guidance for Stanford Medicine Students, Faculty, and Staff on Ebola Crisis

    October 27, 2014 - Stanford Medicine continues to monitor the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa in order to address any potential cases of Ebola on campus and protect the health and safety of our community.


  • September Letter from the Dean

    September 3, 2014 - The start of an academic year is always an exciting time when fresh energy and new faces give us a renewed sense of commitment to the calling that has brought us here.


  • US News Ranking

    March 12, 2014 - Yesterday U.S. News & World Report released its annual rankings of the Best Graduate Schools. The Stanford University School of Medicine was again ranked No. 2 among the Best Medical Schools for Research.


  • March Letter from the Dean

    March 6, 2014 - We are living in the century of biomedicine — a time when new knowledge and technologies have accelerated the potential for preventing, treating, and curing disease. We…



  • November Letter from the Dean

    November 21, 2013 - Now that Stanford University Open Enrollment has come to a close, we in Stanford Medicine are gearing up for the launch of Stanford HealthCare Alliance.


  • September Letter from the Dean

    September 11, 2013 - Several months ago, I shared with you my vision that we at Stanford Medicine will lead the biomedical revolution.


  • June Letter from the Dean

    June 14, 2013 - I have come to believe even more firmly that we at Stanford Medicine are unique in our commitment to excellence, innovation, and collaboration.


  • US News Ranking

    March 12, 2013 - As you may know, today U.S. News and World Report released its annual rankings of the Best Graduate Schools. The Stanford University School of Medicine was ranked No. 2 among the Best Medical Schools for Research.