Educators-4-CARE Associates

Nawal Atwan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Nawal Atwan is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of General Medicine Disciplines. She practices medicine in the internal medicine department at Stanford and is a full time primary care physician.  More She completed her undergraduate work at Princeton University, majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completedher residency at Stanford University and subsequently joined the faculty at Stanford. She is interested in preventive medicine, women's health, and management of chronic medical conditions. She is interested in medical student and resident education and helping to nurture students to become exceptional clinicians and teachers themselves. She also believes strongly in emphasizing the practice of wellness for her patients, students, and colleagues. Her hobbies include traveling, music, exercising, and being in the great outdoors.


Chrysoula Dosiou, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Dr. Dosiou is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology at Stanford University School of Medicine 
and Medical Director of the Stanford Thyroid-Eye Clinic. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Harvard College and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School.  More Following completion of her internal medicine residency at University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Dosiou obtained her fellowship training in Endocrinology and Metabolism and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stanford University.

Since joining the faculty at Stanford, Dr. Dosiou's clinical focus has been the care of patients with thyroid disease. She specializes in the care of women with thyroid disease before conception, during pregnancy, and in the postpartum period.  Another clinical focus of hers is the care of patients with thyroid-eye disease. Dr. Dosiou’s research interests have been in the field of hormonal regulation of the immune system and the cost-effectiveness of screening pregnant women for thyroid disease. 


Jennifer Everhart, MD
Clinical Assitant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Jennifer Everhart is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science / The Chicago Medical School and completed her Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Chief Residency at Children’s Hospital of Orange County in Orange, California.  More 

Dr. Everhart is a Pediatric Hospitalist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and El Camino Hospital. Her interests include medical education, patient safety, quality improvement, and administration. She is the Associate Medical Director of the Packard at El Camino (PEC) satellite unit, Rotation Director for the PEC Hospitalist Elective, and site director for the Pediatric Core Clerkship at PEC. She is also a Faculty Advisor for the Pediatric Residency Program and Humanism Group Faculty Facilitator.

Dr. Everhart enjoys combining her passions for quality improvement, patient safety, and medical education through her handoff work. She was a site co-investigator for the original resident I-PASS Handoff Study, Bundling Effective Resident Handoff Practices to Improve Patient Safety, and a site lead for the ancillary medical student study evaluating the effect of a medical student handoff bundle on medical student knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding handoff. She is a site co-investigator for a PCORI-funded Family Centered I-PASS project, adapting I-PASS principles to bedside rounds to improve communication and patient safety. She is also a mentor for the Society of Hospital Medicine’s I-PASS Mentored Implementation Program and is assisting the Stanford Office of Graduate Medical Education with the introduction of an I-PASS standardized handoff initiative across its more than 90 residency and fellowship programs.

Dr. Everhart is honored to have received Letters of Teaching Distinction and inclusion on the Teaching Honor Roll for Stanford’s School of Medicine in 2012 and 2015.

In her free time, Dr. Everhart enjoys hiking, backpacking, skiing, traveling, and spending time with her family.


Pedram Fatehi, MD, MPH
Clinical Assitant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Fatehi graduated from University of Texas at Austin and attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.  He attended Yale University for graduate degree in public health.  He trained in internal medicine and nephrology at Columbia University and moved west to complete a critical care medicine fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco. More 

While on faculty at UCSF and since moving to Stanford in 2014, he has remained active in the practice of general internal medicine, nephrology and critical care medicine and in the teaching of physiology, clinical reasoning, and many other aspects of doctoring.  

He enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and his curious little boy.  Their cat is named Chicken, which leads to some confusing discussions at dinner time.  


Tiffany I. Leung, MD, MPH, FACP
Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Tiffany I. Leung is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician and Clinical Instructor in Stanford’s Division of General Medical Disciplines. She currently provides primary care service in Stanford ClickWell Care, a new telemedicine primary care clinic with a focus on health and wellness promotion using leading edge health technologies. More  Recently, she was a postdoctoral scholar in the Advanced Fellowship in Medical Informatics at VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Her interests include clinical informatics, ambulatory quality improvement and population health management. Her research interests include clinical practice guidelines and applications of biomedical ontologies in clinical medicine. Dr. Leung advocates clinical practice attentive to skills in literacy-sensitive communication, shared decision-making, and patient empowerment, inspired by a cohesive patient-provider-care team relationship. She received a BS in Biomedical Engineering, and a MD/MPH from Northwestern University.


Charles Liao, MD 
Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Dr. Charles Liao graduated from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center.  More He is currently a Clinical Instructor in General Medicine Disciplines in the Department of Hospital Medicine. His clinical responsibilities include attending on the general internal medicine wards, internal medicine consult service, and the general medicine procedure team. He is actively involved in didactics for medical students in Practice of Medicine and for residents during their noon conferences and morning report sessions as an academic hospitalist. He was selected as the recipient of the 2013 Department of Medicine David A. Rytand Clinical Teaching Award.

His professional area of interest is in patient-centered communication in patients with limited English proficiency. His background growing up in Taiwan and clinical experiences in UCSF, Stanford, and its affiliated hospitals motivated him to examine and improve the way medical schools teach communication skills using interpreter services. His hope is to train learners to practice patient-centered care for any kind of patient or environment they encounter and to help them understand the importance of interpreters as part of the medical team.

In his spare time he likes to play volleyball, work-out, and cook.


Cara Liebert, MD 
PGY-3 General Surgery Resident

Dr. Liebert is an alumnus of Stanford School of Medicine and graduated in 2011. She is currently a PGY-3 General Surgery resident at Stanford Hospital and Clinics completing her professional development research years in the area of medical education.  More She is completing a Surgical Education Fellowship at the Goodman Simulation Center in the Department of Surgery and concurrently enrolled in the Master in Health Professions Education (MHPE) degree program at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She plans to pursue an academic career in General Surgery and medical education. She has joined the E4C Associates Program because of her desire to contribute to medical student education and clinical teaching. Her interests encompass both medical student and resident education with areas of research focus including curriculum development, clinical teaching, professionalism, and simulation.


Kimberly Lovett, MD
Adjunct Clinical Faculty of General Medicine

Kimberly Lovett is adjunct clinical faculty in the department of General Medical Disciplines. She completed her B.S. in Chemistry/Biochemistry at the University of California in San Diego and medical school at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine.  More She then completed her Family Medicine residency at the University of California in San Diego where she was awarded the American Board of Family Medicine resident teaching distinction in 2009. Dr. Lovett was teaching faculty at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and practiced in San Diego for three years before matriculating at Stanford Law School in fall 2012. She is currently a second year law student at Stanford Law School and has focused her legal studies on Health Law, Health Policy, and Healthcare Transactions.

Dr. Lovett’s research interests include primary care reform, healthcare payment system reform, and healthcare institution/physician relationships. Further, she is enthusiastic about teaching medical students and residents in many different settings. She enjoys acting as a role model, guidance counselor, and inspiration for finding one’s unique passion and purpose in medicine. Her extracurricular interests include beach volleyball, triathlon, and trail running in exotic settings.


Ian Nelligan, MD
Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Ian Nelligan is a family medicine physician with a passion for primary care, medical education, and primary care research. After completing undergraduate and medical school in North Carolina, he moved to San Francisco to train at the San Francisco General Hospital. During his years at UCSF’s Family and Community Medicine Residency he developed clinical interests in preventive medicine, chronic pain management, refugee health, complex care management, and mental health.  More He also has a background in public health with special interests in global health, community medicine, quality improvement, and community based participatory research. He is co-Director of the Longitudinal Community Health Advocacy Medical Partnership (L-CHAMP), an innovative Stanford School of Medicine course that provides early authentic community based clinical experiences and mentorship for medical students. Dr. Nelligan was selected as a 2015/2016 Rathmann Foundation Medical Education/Patient Centered Care Fellow. He enjoys rock climbing, trail running, cooking inspired meals, and virtually all live music.


Kristin Raj, MD
Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Kristin Raj is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry. She attends on the electroconvulsive therapy service as well as in outpatient psychiatry. She received her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, attended medical school at Stanford School of Medicine, and completed psychiatric residency at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics.   More She is interested in early interventions in severe mental illness, cognitive behavioral therapy, college mental health, and physician wellness. She is passionate about medical student and resident mentorship and enjoys being a part of their process of developing their independence and clinical style. In her free time, she enjoys cooking for friends, exercise, learning guitar, traveling, and television time with her kitten.


Akanksha Thakur, MD
Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Dr. Thakur is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of General Medicine Disciplines. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and came to Stanford for her residency in Internal Medicine. After completing residency, she was selected to be a Chief Resident in Internal Medicine. In her role as a Chief Resident, she was greatly involved in resident and medical student teaching, both in the hospital and during educational conferences. She also taught in the Practice of Medicine courses for medical students.  More 

She joined the Hospitalist faculty in 2015. In her current role, she attends on the general internal medicine wards and the internal medicine consult service, and is actively involved in resident and medical student teaching.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, painting, and traveling


Kirsti Weng, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Kirsti Weng is the Director of the Stanford Express Care Clinic which serves the Stanford community as well as those new to Stanford with same day/next day appointments for those 0-99 years. More 

She Is a graduate of UC Berkeley and grew up in the Bay Area. She received her MD and MPH at Tulane University in New Orleans. She has 24 years of experience caring for patients in primary care, urgent care and the hospital as well as teaching students and residents at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose. She is passionate about practicing patient-centered medicine and passing on the passion.

Outside of work she enjoys biking, writing and spending time with her 8 children.