Discovery Curriculum Leadership

Neil Gesundheit, MD, MPH

Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education 

  • oversees implementation of the new Stanford medical student curriculum
  • oversees educational programs for medical students, physician assistant master's students, residents and fellows in clinical training, and Stanford-sponsored continuing medical education (CME) programs for faculty.

Daniel Bernstein, MD

Associate Dean for Curriculum and Scholarship

  • Responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing the undergraduate medical curriculum and student research and scholarship
  • Supports faculty development activities and ensures high quality teaching
  • Chairs the Committee on Curriculum and Academic Policy (CCAP)

PJ Utz, MD

Associate Dean for Medical Student Research

  • Responsible for promoting physician investigator development across the physician-scientist career continuum 
  • Responsible for creating programs and opportunities for medical students to build careers as investigators and leaders
  • Oversees Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

Preetha Basaviah, MD

Assistant Dean, Pre-Clerkship Education

  • Oversees the pre-clerkship curriculum
  • Chairs the Pre-Clerkship Course Directors' committee

James Lau, MD, MHPE, FACS

Assistant Dean, Clerkship Education

  • Oversees the clerkship curriculum
  • Chairs the Required Clerkship Directors' committee

Cynthia Irvine, M.Ed.

Associate Dean, Office of Medical Education

  • Oversees staff, financial and operational management for the MD curriculum
  • Oversees compliance with LCME standards for the educational program

Iris Gibbs, MD

Associate Dean of Stanford MD Admissions 

Oversees student admissions for the MD program