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Dr. Lloyd Minor          

Scientist, Surgeon & Academic Leader & Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine

Lloyd B. Minor, MD, is a scientist, surgeon, and academic leader. He is the Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine, a position he has held since December 2012. He also is a professor of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and a professor of Bioengineering and of Neurobiology, by courtesy, at Stanford University.

Dr. Minor plays an integral role in setting strategy for the clinical enterprise of Stanford Medicine, an academic medical center that includes the Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, and Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. He oversees the quality of Stanford Medicine’s physicians on the faculty and in the growing clinical networks and physician practices.

Under Dr. Minor’s leadership, Stanford Medicine is leading the biomedical revolution through Precision Health. Empowering people to lead healthy lives, Precision Health is a fundamental shift to more proactive and personalized health care that predicts and prevents disease before it strikes and cures it decisively if it does. His book, "Discovering Precision Health: Predict, Prevent, and Cure to Advance Health and Well-Being," published in 2020, highlights how biomedical advances are dramatically improving our ability to treat and cure complex diseases.

Dr. Minor also has led the creation of an Integrated Strategic Plan (ISP) that reaffirms Stanford Medicine’s Precision Health vision while articulating a new commitment to be Human Centered and Discovery Led. An unprecedented roadmap, the ISP aligns Stanford Medicine’s three entities, informs how each will develop strategies and make decisions, and is activating 25 high-impact initiatives across Stanford Medicine over the next three years.

Among other accomplishments, Dr. Minor has led the development and implementation of an innovative model for cancer research and patient care delivery at Stanford Medicine and has launched an initiative in biomedical data science to harness the power of big data and create a learning health care system. Committed to diversity, he has increased student financial aid and expanded faculty leadership opportunities.

Before coming to Stanford, Dr. Minor was Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs of The Johns Hopkins University. During his time as provost, he launched many university-wide initiatives such as the Gateway Sciences Initiative to support pedagogical innovation, and the Doctor of Philosophy Board to promote excellence in PhD education. He worked with others around the university and health system to coordinate the Individualized Health Initiative, which aimed to use genetic information to transform health care.

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