Past Fellows

2014 - 2016 Inaugural Fellows in Clinical Informatics

Funded with generous support from an unrestricted grant from Hewlett Packard.

Lance Downing, MD

A Bay Area native, Dr. Downing attended Rhodes College and majored in economics before returning to work in enterprise software. Drawn to the humanistic ideals of medicine, Lance then traveled to the midwest to attend medical school at Case Western University, returning to Palo Alto as a resident in Internal Medicine at Stanford. As a Clinical Informatics fellow, he worked to improve healthcare in an era of medicine increasingly interconnected with healthcare information systems. He is now on faculty at Stanford, and serves as a Medical Informatics Director, and Medical Director of the Clinical Effectiveness Research Center.

Veena Goel Jones, MD

Veena was born and raised in Canada, attended medical school in Arizona, and completed Pediatrics residency at Stanford in 2013. In July 2013, she became the first fellow in Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) at Stanford. Her Clinical Informatics scholarship focused on improving bedside monitor alarm fatigue, a Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal. After fellowship, she joined Sutter Heath, where she works clinically as a pediatric hospitalist, and has an administrative role as Medical Director of Digital Patient Experience.

2015 - 2017 Fellows in Clinical Informatics

Funded with generous support from an unrestricted grant from Hewlett Packard and the Stanford Departments of Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Surgery.

Yumi DiAngi, MD

Yumi trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania then worked for five years in an outpatient practice in a federally designated medically underserved area in northwestern Pennsylvania. During Clinical Informatics fellowship, she worked to improve provider EHR efficiency and satisfaction. After fellowship, she joined the Primary Care Clinical Innovation team at Sutter Health/Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

Yaniv Kerem, MD

After medical school at Loyola University, Yaniv trained in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago. As Resident Director for Clinical Informatics, he worked closely with the hospital’s EHR team to improve physician workflow and efficiency. During fellowship, he worked to integrate mobile technology into clinical workflows. He is now Director of Health Informatics at Jawbone Health.

2016 - 2018 Fellows in Clinical Informatics

Funded with generous support from an unrestricted grant from Hewlett Packard and the Stanford Department of Medicine.

Richard Medford, MD

After medical school in Philadelphia, Richard returned to his home province of Ontario for residency in Internal Medicine at Queen's University and fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Ottawa. His interest in Clinical Informatics first arose during the 2003 SARS outbreak in Toronto, and he helped develop a clinical database to facilitate patient screening for SARS-like symptoms. He also developed a mobile application to help support antimicrobial stewardship. After Clinical Informatics fellowship, he accepted a dual-role in informatics and infectious disease at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Chethan Sarabu, MD

Chethan attended Cornell University and majored in Landscape Architecture and Biology, exploring the interaction of urban design and health. He applied these skills as a user interface designer and researcher at the Cornell interaction design lab. During Pediatrics residency at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson he served as a member of the physician advisory committee to the EHR. During fellowship, Chethan worked to promote patient centered care through initiatives such as OpenNotes. He joined as Director of Clinical Informatics after fellowship.