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AAPI Heritage Month Lunch 2024

A celebration of the Stanford AAPI community’s unique stories and achievements, featuring a talk by the dynamic Dr. Alok Patel

Asian Staff Forum (ASF)
Filipino American Community at Stanford (FACS)
Stanford Diversity and Access Office
Stanford Redwood City Campus Services

Event Details:

Thursday, May 30, 2024
12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT

This event is open to:


We celebrated the community we’ve built across Stanford, honored our journeys and achievements, and looked forward to creating stories that will inspire us for years to come. 

Our featured guest speaker was the dynamic Dr. Alok Patel. In his talk, “One AAPI, Many Communities: Celebrating Our Diversity”, Dr. Patel highlighted:

  • Understanding the specific medical needs and concerns within the AAPI community
  • How we can share our collective stories for public health
  • Improving representation of all of our unique cultures

We also heard about his journey from medical school to journalism to collaborating with media experts on the national stage, how his Indian American identity influenced the process, and how he continuously found inspiration from other members of the AAPI tribe.

The event was held simultaneously at 3 locations:

About the Speaker: Dr. Alok Patel

Dr. Alok Patel is a doctor, journalist, producer, host and on-camera correspondent. Between live television, podcasts, digital video, and freelance productions, Dr. Patel has reported on a variety of things that can go wrong, or right, with our bodies and public health. His mission is to make the uncomfortable, comfortable and entertaining. Dr. Patel is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Stanford School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and a pediatrician with the Stanford Medicine Children’s Health. He has also worked in the digital health space both as an advisor and on the founding team of a patient platform start-up.

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