Educators-4-CARE Faculty

Preetha Basaviah, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine

Preetha Basaviah, MD, is Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University where she serves as Assistant Dean of Pre-clerkship Education, an Educator-4-CARE (Compassion, Advocacy, Respect, Advocacy), and as inpatient and outpatient attending. At Stanford since 2006, she has completed certification and faculty development through  More the Stanford Faculty Development Center in Professionalism and Teaching, Faculty Fellows Program, and through the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare. She received the 2011 SGIM National Award for Scholarship in Medical Education, 2007 General Internal Medicine Division Teaching Award, the 2009 Kaiser Award for excellence in preclinical teaching, the 2010 Larry Mathers Award for exceptional medical student teaching and mentoring, the 2010 California Region Clinician Educator of the Year Award, and the 2011 SGIM National Award for Medical Education Scholarship.  She previously worked at UCSF from 2000-2005, where she served as an academic hospitalist, general internist, member of the Academy of Medical Educators, Teaching Scholar working with Dean David Irby, and Co-Director of the Foundations of Patient Care Course at UCSF Medical School.  She received a BA and MD from Brown University. She completed a Primary Care Internal Medicine residency at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard University, and she then served as a Primary Care Chief Resident for the Beth Israel Hospital residency training program at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, located in West Roxbury, MA. After completing residency, Dr. Basaviah pursued a fellowship in medical education at the Harvard Institute for Education and Research as well as a faculty position as Associate Firm Chief and hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University. While at Harvard, she received the Lowell B. McGee Teaching Award and the Katherine Swan Ginsburg Award for humanism in medicine.

Dr. Basaviah has been active directing doctoring courses and developing clinical skills curricula for medical students to introduce them to hospital and outpatient clinical setting culture and experiences.  In addition, she teaches and mentors residents in both outpatient and inpatient settings.  She has written articles and book chapters in these areas of medical education (hospital medicine, bedside medicine, cultural competency, update in hospital medicine, cardiac auscultation curricula, feedback, information literacy, discharge process, and communicating professionalism).  AAMC, WGEA (Co-Director of 2011 WGEA), ACP, SGIM, SHM (Director of 2005 national meeting), ACLGIM, and APDIM are venues in which she has presented workshops, plenary sessions, and panels regionally and nationally. She has actively participated in the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) and Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) at regional and national levels by chairing and co-chairing committees involving national meetings, clinical vignettes, medical education, and clinical updates.   She served as SHM Annual Meeting Chair in 2005, Pre-Course Chair in 2004, CA Regional SGIM President in 2004-5, and WGEA Co-Director in 2011.  She was recently inducted into the Association of Chairs and Leaders in General Internal Medicine (ACLGIM) and served as Annual Meeting Co-Chair and Leadership Summit Co-Chair in 2011-12.

She enjoys dancing (Indian classical, folk, ballet, and jazz), tennis, hoola-hooping, traveling, and most of all, spending time with her family and friends. She and husband Venky Ganesan, a venture capitalist in Palo Alto, are the lucky parents of 3 girls.


Sumit Bhargava, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Pulmonary Medicine

Dr. Bhargava went to medical school in India. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center and trained in pediatric pulmonology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine. Prior to coming at Stanford he served as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Yale University and the  More Director of the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Pediatric Sleep Center. At Yale he established the first pediatric Sleep Clinic in the Department of Pediatrics.

 At Stanford, he has focused upon improving care in the ambulatory setting in the pulmonary clinic as well as establishing and building a clinical practice in pediatric sleep .

He is very much focused on medical student and resident education and was honored to receive the Golden Apple teaching award from the Stanford Pediatric residents in 2013. He is interested in resident and medical student wellness and serves on the Wellness Committee for Stanford Hospital and LPCH.

His current research interests include sleep in neuropsychiatric syndromes, and sleep in cystic fibrosis patients. With regard to medical education, he hopes to be able to study the development of empathy, compassion and professionalism in medical students in a clinical setting.


Martin Bronk, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery

Dr. Bronk completed medical school and surgical residency at Stanford and has been involved with student and resident teaching throughout his career. He has been truly grateful to participate in the E4C Program from its inception and thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to help students navigate through their formative years in becoming physicians. Dr. Bronk’s clinical practice involves basic general surgical problems as the surgeon for the Menlo Medical Clinic, a multi-specialty clinic that is part of the Stanford system. He also has an interest in international medicine and has worked for brief periods in Africa and Latin America. He has won several Stanford teaching awards and was particularly honored to have received an Award for Excellence in Promotion of Humanism.  More Dr.  Bronk is married to Sallie DeGolia, a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. They have two (mostly) adult children: Sadie, 22; and Teshie, 20. In his spare time, he likes to travel, hike, golf, ski, read, and listen to music.


Thomas Caruso, MD. MEd
Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Dr. Caruso is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Anesthesia at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. He is a faculty advisor for Stanford’s Department of Graduate Medical Education and has an interest in technology based interventions for improving effective mentor relationships. He has published and presented at multiple conferences on the effectiveness of the different postgraduate mentorship strategies. He is also the co-director of the Chariot Program, which aims to reduce pediatric patients’ anxiety and pain by utilizing immersive technologies, including mixed spatial and virtual reality.  More Dr. Caruso is the physician lead for the Perioperative Improvement Team at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, which focuses on process and quality initiatives. He holds a bachelor of science in biochemistry with high distinction from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree in medical education from Johns Hopkins University, and a medical degree from Stanford University. He completed his anesthesia residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and pediatric anesthesia fellowship at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. In his free time, Dr. Caruso enjoys playing with his children, gardening, cooking, and road biking.


Jeffrey Chi, MD 
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Chi is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Stanford University and Hospitalist at Stanford Hospital and Clinics.  He graduated from Yale College and Yale School of Medicine in his home state of Connecticut before coming to Stanford for his residency training in Internal Medicine. He subsequently joined the faculty in 2008 and was selected as a Rathmann Foundation Medical Education/Patient  More Centered Care Fellow before joining E4C in 2012.  His research interests include studying how the presence of the Electronic Health Record (EHR)and other technology affects learners.  Jeff is currently a faculty lead for the POM Yr. 2 Practicum course and a core faculty member of the Stanford 25/Initiative in Bedside Medicine.  He also serves in several additional leadership roles including as a Section Chief in the Division of Hospital Medicine, and Medical Director for the B1/C1 medical units at Stanford Hospital and Clinics.


Jennifer Everhart, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Everhart is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM). She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, and completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at Children’s Hospital of Orange County. She joined the Stanford faculty in 2009 as a pediatric hospitalist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford (LPCHS).  More Dr. Everhart is passionate about children's health and medical education, and was drawn to a career in academic pediatrics by the potential to impact children's wellbeing while silmulaneously impacting learners's growth as health care providers. She is the Medical Director of Packard at El Camino (PEC), a satellite unite of LPCHS that specializes in "bread and butter" pediatrics. She co-developed and now directors a Hospitalist Elective for senior pediatric residents at PEX. She also oversees medical student education at PEC as Site Director for the Inpatient Pediatrics Clerkship. She is a ward attending at LPCHS, faculty facilitator for the Pediatric Residency Program's humanism program, and Associate Clerkship Director for the Pediatric Sub-Internship. She receievd the Stanford Pediatric Clerkship's Letter of Teaching Distinction in 2012 and 2015, and its Teaching Honor Roll designation in 2012, 2015, 2016, and 2018. Dr. Everhart serves as an E4C Associate from 2014-2018, and was honoted to join the faculty full-time in the fall of 2018.

Dr. Everhart's research in handoffs and family centered rounds has allowed her to combine her passion for children's health and medical education with her interests in quality improvement, patient safety, patient and family centered care, and team communication. She was a Site Co-Investigator for the pediatric resident I-PASS handoff study, a multi-center intitiative aimed at improving patient safety through the use of a standardized handoff bundle. She then worked with the Stanford Transisions in Care Task Force to promote effective handoffs and accudrate communication in all 90+ Stanford GME programs. As a mentor for te Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) I-PASS Mentored Implementation Program, she coached four pediatric residency programs across the country in successfull structured handoff implementation. More recently, she was a Site Co-Investigator for the Patient and Family Centered I-PASS project, which aimed to improve patient safety by enhancing communication between patients, families, and the medical team on patient and family centered rounds. She currently serves as a mentor for the SHM I-PASS SCORE Mentorred Implementation Program, coaching two pediatric residency programs in implementation fo Patient and Family Centered I-PASS.

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


Paula J. Adams Hillard, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Hillard is currently Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford, and serves as Associate Chair for Medical Student Education in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Until May of 2007, she was a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where she founded and directed the fellowship program in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical  More Center. Dr. Hillard was a member of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cincinnati from 1984 to 2007, and was the Director of Women’s Health for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Hillard has been active on a number of national medical committees, including chair of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committees on Patient Education, Adolescent Health, and Guidelines for Women’s Health. She is an examiner for the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is an active contributor to the literature in adolescent gynecology and contraception with more than 100 journal articles and abstracts published, and speaks frequently at national and international meetings and postgraduate courses. In addition to her work with professional publications, Dr. Hillard has extensive experience with the consumer press. She has appeared on national television programs including the “News Hour with Jim Lehrer”, was a contributing editor to Parents magazine from 1982-1990, and currently acts as an editorial consultant to women’s publications such as Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Glamour, YM and Seventeen. Her clinical work has earned the designation as one of the “Best Doctors for Women” from Good Housekeeping magazine.

In 2007, Dr. Hillard was thrilled to have the opportunity to move back to the Bay Area after being away for 30 years, and she is happy that her job is a good fit for her strengths and talents. She lives in Menlo Park on a ¼ acre that includes fruit trees and now a vegetable garden. She is the proud mother of 3 adult/almost adult children – a daughter and 2 sons, and now the proud grandmother of a 1 month old grand-daughter. Her husband is retired from teaching philosophy, and enjoys gourmet cooking as well as handiwork, carpentry and voracious reading. She walks or bikes to work almost every day (only 1.9 miles); loves to read, knit, walk, swim, bake, sing, garden, write; and has been called a geek/technophile. She has been a Unitarian Universalist for the last 32 years, and sings with the choral group Schola Cantorum. She can’t imagine a more fulfilling profession than medicine, or a more exciting place to be than at Stanford working as an Educators-4-CARE.


Tyler Johnson, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine-Oncology

Dr. Tyler Johnson is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine-Oncology. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania medical school in 2009, Dr. Johnson came to Stanford for his internship and residency and was then selected to stay on as a chief resident in 2012.    More Upon completing his chief year, he stayed again for his hematology/oncology training as a fellow from 2013-2016 and was delighted to join the faculty in the division of oncology in 2016 as a clinical assistant professor specializing in the care of patients with GI malignancies.  In the oncology division, Tyler currently leads the housestaff inpatient oncology service (med 10) and has been responsible for rebuilding the oncology fellowship  program curriculum, including by incorporating novel teaching methods and novel didactic emphases.

As Dr. Johnson progressed through his medical training, he found he loved teaching every bit as much as patient care.  Dr. Johnson has engaged in medical education at virtually all levels and in multiple forums over his ten years at Stanford medical school.  On the wards as a supervising resident, he frequently went to the whiteboard to give informal lectures on everything from inotropes to ABGs and as a chief resident he pioneered multiple novel teaching methods in daily "morning reports."  As a fellow and faculty member he has become increasingly involved in medical student education--leading small groups of early-year medical students as they develop fluency in the physical exam and clinical reasoning.  Also, while a fellow he established a program that allows for the rigorous planning, implementation, and evaluation of an annual educational intervention in the internal medicine residency program. Dr. Johnson is most recently the co-author of a curriculum aimed at teaching surgical housestaff important communication behaviors. This curriculum has showed good results in early studies and is currently undergoing furher implementation and more rigorous analysis.



John Kugler, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Kugler is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Hospital Medicine at Stanford University. John attended University of Virginia Medical School and came to Stanford for his residency in Internal Medicine. He stayed at Stanford as a chief resident and joined the faculty in 2009 working as a hospitalist in order to focus on medical education. He is currently the internal medicine clerkship director.  More His interests include international health and he has taught the case based tropical medicine class for the Stanford residents planning on working oversees. He has also had the opportunity to travel, work and teach with the Yale/Stanford Johnson and Johnson Global Health Scholars program. As part of the team that developed and teaches the Stanford 25, he focuses his educational efforts on teaching the physical exam to residents and students. His special interest in the Stanford 25 is point-of-care ultrasound and its application in internal medicine and has developed a clinical rotation for medical residents to enhance their skills in this application. John joined the E4C faculty in the fall of 2012 and is excited to be part of this innovative group of educators.


Lars Osterberg, MD, MPH
Associate Professor (Teaching) of Medicine

Dr. Osterberg is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, based at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System. He is a member of the Division of Primary Care and Population Health. He is widely recognized by patients, students and faculty as an accomplished and humanitarian clinician, a dedicated and effective educator and a productive clinical research scientist. He is genuinely concerned about his patients, trainees, support  More staff and fellow faculty. He generates consensus and wide respect for his hard work and achievements.

Dr. Osterberg’s clinical practice is in the outpatient setting at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He served as medical director of the Arbor Free Clinic for over 20 years and past President of Opportunity Health Partners, an organization dedicated to improving the health and social welfare of the homeless in the Peninsula. Dr. Osterberg has been deeply involved in the education of undergraduates, medical students and residents. Teaching venues include the classroom, the VA outpatient department and the Arbor Free Clinic.

When not at work Dr. Osterberg enjoys spending time with his friends and family: his wife (Sally), daughters (Emma and Sara) and son (Lasse). He enjoys sports (soccer, running, surfing and fishing) and the outdoors (hiking, fishing, and camping).


Julie Pantaleoni, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Julie Pantaleoni is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University. She attended UC Davis School of Medicine and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Stanford University. She remained at Stanford as a chief resident and joined the faculty in 2011 as a member of the Pediatric Hospitalist Program. After joining the faculty she served as the associate clerkship director for the pediatric clerkship from 2011-2012. More  She has also served as a medical director of Clinical Informatics at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital since 2012. Julie’s interests include medical education, humanism in medicine, wellness and clinical informatics. During her chief year she developed a wellness program for pediatric residents and currently co-directs a program promoting Humanism and Professionalism in medical practice. She has been recognized with the Stanford Pediatric Clerkship Faculty Honor Roll and Letter of Distinction for Teaching. Julie was honored and excited to join the E4C program as a faculty member in the Fall of 2014. In her free time, Julie enjoys swimming, yoga, appreciating art and travel.


Tracy Rydel, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine Disciplines)

Dr. Tracy Rydel is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and has been on faculty at Stanford as a family physician since 2007 practicing holistic, broad-spectrum primary care.  She grew up in Southeastern Pennsylvania, attended Princeton University for undergrad, then trained at the Temple University School of Medicine. She moved to the Bay Area to complete her residency in Family and Community Medicine at UCSF/San Francisco  More General Hospital…and never left! She also completed additional fellowship training at the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine. 

Dr. Rydel is the Director of the Core Clerkship in Family and Community Medicine.  She has been the recipient of several teaching awards, including the MD Program Award for the Excellence in Promotion of the Learning Environment and Student Wellness and the Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and Population Health Teacher of the Year in 2018, the Arthur L. Bloomfield Award in Recognition of Excellence in Clinical Teaching in 2010 and 2014, the General Internal Medicine Teaching Award in 2010, and the Excellence in Teaching Medical Student Education award in 2008.   She is thrilled and honored to be part of the E4c community as she is passionate about teaching, mentoring, and advising.

When not at work, Dr. Rydel spends as much time as possible with her wonderful husband, Matt, and their two energetic children, Carter and Luna.  She loves cooking and eating (not necessarily in that order), reading, spending time outdoors, and having dance parties with her kids.  She has ambivalent feelings about running but does it, and she generally enjoys almost any type of group fitness class as long as there is music playing.  She is a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan (“GO BIRDS!”) and will continue to bask in the glory of Super Bowl LII until they win their next world championship. 


Debbie Sakai, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Debbie Sakai is a Clinical Associate Professor of General Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Stanford School of Medicine.  She is from the Bay Area and graduated from UC Berkeley for undergrad and Albert Einstein for medical school.  She completed her pediatrics residency and fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology at UCSF.  After completing fellowship, she joined Stanford in 2009.  More  She joined She joined Educators-4-CARE in 2013 and her additional educational roles include:  co-director for the inpatient general pediatrics resident rotation, faculty advisor for the pediatric residents, faculty small group leader for the pediatrics residents’ humanism and professionalism course, faculty for the pediatrics residency coaching program, and course director for Early Clinical Engagement.  

She has been recognized for her teaching with the Stanford Pediatric Clerkship Faculty Honor Roll with a Letter of Distinction in 2011 and 2012, Resident Feedback Award of Excellence (Stanford Pediatric Residency Program) in 2017, and the Golden Apple Teaching Award (Stanford Pediatric Residency Program) in 2019.  In addition to medical education, her interests include shared decision making and resuscitation simulation.

Debbie enjoys spending time with her supportive husband and spirited young daughters.  Her family brings her great happiness, joy, and lots and lots of laughter!  She loves to eat, learn all about Pokémon from her girls, and spend time at the park.  She feels very privileged and honored to be part of the E4C community.


Veronica Santini, MD, MA
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences

Dr. Veronica Santini joined the Stanford Neurology faculty in 2014, where she has a busy movement disorders and clinical research practice. Dr. Santini co-directs the Multidisciplinary Huntington Disease and Ataxia Clinic, where she oversees a large and dedicated team of specialists providing holistic, patient-centered care. In 2015, it received the prestigious designation as a Huntington Disease Society of America, Center of Excellence and has maintained this designation under her leadership. Given her expertise in the evaluation of autonomic dysfunction and in ataxia, she has a particular interest in the management of multiple system atrophy. Dr. Santini is impassioned to provide equitable healthcare, identifying disparities in neurologic care worldwide and launching global multidisciplinary neurologic programs to provide care to low income nations. Her most recent work, More in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the St. Luke Foundation, delivers neurologic care to impoverished nation of Haiti. Due to this work, she was named a Global Ambassador of the St. Luke Foundation. Dr. Santini was also selected as a 2015 AAN Palatucci Advocate and a 2016 AAN Emerging Leader. She is also active in other leadership roles of the AAN and of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society. 

Dr. Santini is enthusiastic about medical education and has a responsibility in teaching Stanford medical students from their first to their graduating years at Stanford. She is an Educator 4 C.A.R.E., where she directs a learning community of over 30 students throughout their training and previously held leadership roles in the Practice of Medicine and Science of Medicine courses. She resumes her instruction to the clinical medical students as director of the Required Neurology Clerkship and is a mentor for the neurology residents and movement disorders fellows. She is also a member of multiple School of Medicine education committees and has played a prominent role nationally to increase student interest and engagement in the neurosciences. Dr. Santini has won numerous teaching awards, includingthe Neurology Clerkship Educator award, the Lysa Forno Excellence in Teaching award, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Pre-Clinical Teaching, the Award for Excellence in Promotion of Humanism, and the Lawrence H. Mathers Award for Exceptional Commitment to Teaching and Active Involvement in Medical Education.



Erika Schillinger, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine (Family and Community Medicine)

Dr. Schillinger is Clinical Professor of Medicine (Family Medicine) is Vice Chief of Education in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health, and Director of the Stanford Healthcare Innovations and Experiential Learning Directive (SHIELD).  Dr. Schillingger graduated from Harvard University, where she studied History and Literature, received her MD from Stanford, and completed a residency in Family Medicine at UCSF. More  

Dr. Schillinger specializes in patient-enaged, learner-centered teaching and patient-centered care. While championing student, resident and faculty clinical skills development, she has designed and implemented innovative curricula in doctor-patient communication, physical examination and clinical reasoning. She helped develop the OSLER (O'Connor Stanford Leaders in Education Residency) program, an educational scholarship track for Stanford's Family Medicine residency, and the SHIELD program, which serves as an incubator for earlu, value-added, immersive clinical education for medical students. One such program, the first-year course "Walk with Me: A Patient Engaged Exploration of the Healthcare System", is a cornerstone of a novel and exciting initative in Patient and Family Engaged Medical Education.

Dr. Schillinger’s clinical practice spans full spectrum Family Medicine, attending to acute and chronic illness in all members of the family, from newborns to elders. Her focus is holistic, incorporating evidence-based medicine to inform the care of individuals, families and communities. 

Life-work integration is a big priority, so she makes sure to exercise, and enjoy life with her husband Marc and their 3 kids, Griffin (19), Morgan (16) and Rowan (14). She loves to travel, sing, cook, garden, do craftsm and hike, She and her family sit down to dinner at 6:30 pm; they welcome visitors. 


Eric Strong, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Eric Strong is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine who has been a hospitalist at the Palo Alto VA hospital since 2007, but who will be moving his clinical practice to Stanford in 2019. He attended medical school at New York University and completed his residency in internal medicine at Stanford. His early clinical experiences included 6 months spent with his wife at a hospital in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, where they studied intimate partner violence.   More He is currently an associate course director for the Practice of Medicine course, for which he is co-lead of the spring quarter of first year. He has received multiple teaching awards from Stanford and the VA. Dr. Strong’s primary clinical interests include clinical reasoning, physical diagnosis, and ECG interpretation, and he is also very much interested in the science of learning. 

In his spare time, Dr. Strong maintains the YouTube channel, Strong Medicine, which has provided ~300 videos (and counting) on a variety of medical topics to health care professionals in training. Outside of medicine, he has enjoyed fleeting renown on Reddit as the builder of children’s beds. He loves travelling and a variety of outdoor activities with his wife (a Kaiser cardiologist) and two children (ages 5 and 9).  He is always up for eating sushi, discussing film, and playing classic video games – preferably all at the same time.


Jacqueline Tai-Edmonds, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Dr. Jackie Tai-Edmonds is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and and practices primary care medicine at Stanford Internal Medicine. She grew up in Florida, went to college and medical school at the University of Miami, and completed her Internal Medicine residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston.  In addition to her E4C role, she presently serves as co-director of the Ambulatory/Emergency Medicine clerkship and associate course director of the Year 1 Practice of Medicine course. She loves to cook, read, and go to the beach.


Lynn Yudofsky, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry 

Dr. Lynn Yudofsky is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry who has had a longstanding interest in clinical treatment and research focused on wellness and lifestyle interventions. In addition to psychopharmacology and psychotherapy, in her practice she incorporates mindfulness, nutritional and exercise counseling, tobacco cessation treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, guided imagery, and positive psychology among others. More  Dr. Yudofsky received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She then moved to California for psychiatry residency at UCLA. 

At Stanford, she works at the Center for Integrative Medicine, the Tobacco Cessation Clinic, and in the General Psychiatry Evaluation Clinic. She has also worked in the Sports Psychiatry Clinic. In addition, Dr. Yudofsky initiated the establishment of a Lifestyle Psychiatry Clinic at Stanford. She supervises residents and fellows in clinic, and she served as a Practice of Medicine instructor in psychiatry for medical students and previously was an E4C Associate. Dr. Yudofsky is passionate about teaching and mentoring students and learners at all levels of training and is honored and overjoyed to be a member of the E4C faculty. 

On a personal note, Lynn loves sports. At Yale University, she was a member of a dance company and the water polo team. She was also a Special Olympics swim coach for many years. She continues to enjoy swimming, dance, hiking, yoga, and biking with her husband, Matt.