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Stanford’s Minor set for Feb. 21 Discovery Lecture

Feb. 14, 2019, 9:42 AM


by Bill Snyder

Lloyd Minor, MD, the Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine, will discuss “Digitally Driven: Health Care in the Era of Precision Health,” during a Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 21.

Lloyd Minor, MD

Minor’s talk, which begins at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall, is sponsored by the Department of Otolaryngology.

Minor has played an integral role in setting strategy for the clinical enterprise of Stanford Medicine. Under his leadership, Stanford established a strategic vision to lead the biomedical revolution in “precision health.”

Before coming to Stanford in 2012, Minor was Andelot Professor and director (chair) of the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and otolaryngologist-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

In 2009 he was appointed provost and senior vice president for academic affairs of Hopkins. During this time, 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.

At Stanford Minor has led the development and implementation of an innovative model for cancer research and patient care delivery and launched an initiative in biomedical data science to harness the power of big data and create a learning health care system.

A member of the National Academy of Medicine, Minor is an expert in balance and inner ear disorders. He is perhaps best known for his discovery of superior canal dehiscence syndrome, a debilitating disorder characterized by sound- or pressure-induced dizziness.

For a complete schedule of the Flexner Discovery Lecture series and archived video of previous lectures, go to

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