United by the Power of Science

Frontiers in Medicine 2021 has been a Stanford Medicine virtual event honoring the transformative power of science. As COVID-19 continues to show us, the need for thorough, science-grounded medical research to guide health care is more critical than ever. While we couldn't be together in person this year, we remain united by our belief in the promise and hope that science brings to humanity and the incredible optimism and strength of our diverse community.

Audiences heard from leaders across our institutions—including David Entwistle, president and CEO of Stanford Health Care, and Stanford School of Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor, MD, who joined Condoleezza Rice for a special musical performance of Robert Schumann’s Fantasy Pieces, Opus 73.


Frontiers in Medicine 2021
United by the Power of Science

Robert Schumann's Fantasy Pieces, Opus 73

Lloyd Minor, MD
Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean,
Stanford University School of Medicine

Condoleezza Rice, PhD
Tad and Dianne Taube Director
of the Hoover Institution
Thomas and Barbara Stephenson
Senior Fellow on Public Policy


Catherine Blish, MD, PhD
Tashia and John Morgridge Endowed Faculty Scholar in Pediatric Translational Medicine
Professor of Medicine - Infectious Diseases


Victor Carrión, MD
Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
John A. Turner, MD, Endowed Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Juno Obedin-Maliver, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Co-Director, The PRIDE Study

Mitchell Lunn, MD, MAS, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine – Nephrology
Co-Director, The PRIDE Study


Joseph DeSimone, PhD
Sanjiv Sam Gambhir Professor of
Translational Medicine
Professor of Chemical Engineering


Joshua Salomon, PhD
Professor of Health Policy
Director of Stanford’s Prevention Policy
Modeling Lab


Iris Gibbs, MD, FACR, FASTRO
Associate Dean of MD Admissions
Professor of Radiation Oncology

Alvaro Amorin
MD Student, Stanford University
School of Medicine, Spring 2024
PhD Student, Stem Cell Biology and
Regenerative Medicine

Abu Bakarr Rogers
MD Student, Stanford University
School of Medicine, Spring 2025


Andra Blomkalns, MD
Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine
Redlich Family Professor

previous events

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