Dr. Valerie Stone is Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion of the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). Dr. Stone is an academic general internist as well as an HIV/AIDS focused infectious disease specialist and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She received her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and did her residency in internal medicine at Case Western Reserve - University Hospitals of Cleveland. She completed a health services research fellowship at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and BWH, and an infectious disease fellowship at the Boston University School of Medicine program.
Dr. Stone is a nationally recognized expert on HIV/AIDS and is the author of numerous publications on HIV/AIDS care and policy, including the book, HIV/AIDS in U.S. Communities of Color; the second edition of this book is being released this year. Her research focuses on disparities in HIV/AIDS care by race/ethnicity and gender, and strategies for optimizing the care of the diverse patients living with HIV/AIDS. Dr. Stone’s scholarship has also examined current issues in primary care, diversity in healthcare, healthcare leadership and residency training. Prior to her role at the Brigham, Dr. Stone was Chair of the Department of Medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital from 2014-2019. Dr. Stone spent most of her career at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where she was for many years the Director of the Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program and Associate Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Stone also served as Director of the MGH Women’s AIDS Program.
Dr. Stone is a longstanding leader of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) having served on the SGIM Council for 6 years, and as Chair of the SGIM Disparities Task Force for 3 years. Dr. Stone is the Immediate Past President of the Association of Chiefs and Leaders in General Internal Medicine (ACLGIM). She serves on the Faculty Advisory Council of the National LGBT Health Education Center. Dr. Stone has received many awards for her work, including SGIM’s Elnora Rhodes Award for exceptional contributions in primary care, the W. Lester Henry Award from the American College of Physicians (ACP) for advancing diversity and access to care in 2020; and both the Community Hero Award from Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) and named to the list of the 50 most influential health care leaders of color by Boston Business Journal in 2017.