Mistreatment Of Physicians With Disabilities

This recent HealthAffairs article titled, "Patient And Coworker Mistreatment Of Physicians With Disabilities" highlights workplace mistreatment experienced by physicians with disabilities: https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/full/10.1377/hlthaff.2022.00502

Panel Discussion: Navigating an Academic Career with a Disability

Join Stanford Medicine Alliance Disability Inclusion Equity (SMADIE) and the Stanford Department of Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Council on this panel discussion:

Navigating an Academic Career With a Disability.

Monday, October 3

12 – 1 PM Pacific

Live virtual event by Zoom

Moderated by Holly Tabor, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee

with panelists

Joseph Garner D. Phil.

Professor of Comparative Medicine

Margarita Bekker

Assistant Manager. Interpretation and Translation Services

Suchi Rastogi PhD

Medical Student

Kevin Mintz PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioethics

Register here: Navigating an Academic Career With a Disability.

Reminder: Disability in Medicine Mentorship Program (SMADIE)

As a reminder, the Stanford Medicine Alliance for Disability Inclusion and Equity (SMADIE) offers an online virtual Disability in Medicine Mentorship Program. 

The SMADIE Disability in Medicine Mentorship Program is open to the public and is conducted in collaboration with Stanford Medicine Alliance for Disability Inclusion and Equity, Society for Physicians with Disabilities, and Medical Students with Disability and Chronic Illness.

The SMADIE Disability in Medicine Mentorship meetings will occur monthly, on the third Wednesday of each month. Meetings typically include both small-group conversations and main room discussions.

Application link: https://bit.ly/34IrV2B

We hope that applicants/attendees will be able to make the majority of the monthly meetings to maximize the benefit for them and to give the group a sense of community and cohesion.

Research opportunity: surgeon ergonomics and occupational injury

UT Southwestern is conducting research on surgeon ergonomics in the operating room and risks for occupational injury or exacerbation. 

Madhuri Nagaraj, MD, MS

Third Annual Stanford Conference on Disability in Healthcare and Medicine

Register for the Third Annual Stanford Conference on Disability in Healthcare and Medicine!

The event will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2022 8 am - 3:30pm (Pacific Time), via Livestream and Zoom Meeting breakout groups!


This conference will be a deep learning opportunity for healthcare students, graduate students, medical doctors, scientists, nurses, physician assistants, dentists, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists, healthcare medical school administrators, disability service providers, diversity and inclusion leaders, and any and all other providers and allies.

To make this event accessible to as many people as possible, Stanford has decided not to charge a registration fee. For those who can contribute, please consider donating as suggested below.  

Suggested donations schedule:

  • Students, residents, and fellows Free
  • Physicians/Clinicians (CME) $300
  • Physicians/Clinicians (no CME) $150
  • Other healthcare providers (CE) $150
  • Other healthcare providers (no CE) $75
  • Disability service providers $50
  • All other attendees $50

All donations are welcome!

Register here.

Donate here.