Dr. Stephen Richmond (he/him/his) is a family physician, educator, and health justice advocate with specific interest in racial equity in medicine. He currently serves as a clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Primary Care & Population Health (PCPH) in the Stanford Department of Medicine. He completed his A.S. at Solano Community College, B.A. in Molecular & Cell Biology at UC Berkeley, M.P.H. at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and his M.D. at David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. He is a graduate of the UCSF-San Francisco General Hospital Family & Community Medicine Residency Program.

As a clinician, Dr. Richmond cares for individuals of all ages with a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses. He is especially passionate about providing high quality, evidenced-based care to underserved communities of color. As a researcher and educator, his interests broadly involve the intersection of race, racism, and medicine, with current projects focused on applications of Critical Race Theory to medical education and clinical care. He currently serves as the faculty director for the REACH Health Equity Scholarly Concentration within the school of Medicine and the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Curriculum Lead within the PCPH Division.

Beyond Stanford, Dr. Richmond is involved in many ongoing advocacy efforts aimed at achieving health equity through individual and structural-level change. Dr. Richmond has received multiple teaching awards for his work in the space of equity, inclusion & anti-oppression in medicine, and is a routine presenter and consultant in these areas.

Clinical Focus

  • Family Medicine

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • PCPH DEI Curriculum Lead, Division of Primary Care & Population Health, Stanford Department of Medicine (2022 - Present)
  • Faculty Director, Reach Health Equity Scholarly Concentration, Stanford School of Medicine (2022 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (2020)
  • Residency: UCSF Family Medicine Residency (2020) CA
  • Medical Education: UCLA David Geffen School Of Medicine Registrar (2017) CA
  • M.P.H, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Health & Social Behavior (2016)
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, Molecular & Cell Biology (2012)
  • A.S., Solano Community College, Biology, Chemistry, General Science (2009)

All Publications

  • How Abolition of Race-Based Medicine Is Necessary to American Health Justice. AMA journal of ethics Richmond Ii, S. P., Grubbs, V. 2022; 24 (3): E226-232


    Modern medicine has always endorsed White supremacy by maintaining social, political, and economic structures that have exacerbated Black and Brown persons' lived embodiment of racism. Racial essentialism persists in health professions education and practice, especially in kidney disease etiology and intervention. This article considers how glomerular filtration rate estimates are one example of historically, politically, and scientifically situated racialized practice in health care today that illuminates a glaring need to abolish race-based clinical care of any kind.

    View details for DOI 10.1001/amajethics.2022.226

    View details for PubMedID 35325524