Child Neurology Program Leadership

Child Neurology Residency Program Director

Cynthia Campen, MD, MBA 
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Child Neurology

Program Director of the Child Neurology Residency Program.

Child Neurology Residency Associate Program Director

Paul Fisher, MD, MHS
Residency Associate Program Director
Child Neurology Residency Program

Dr. Fisher is a Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and by courtesy, Neurosurgery and Human Biology; Division Chief of Child Neurology; the Beirne Family Professor of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology; Acting Director of the Program in Human Biology; and Director of the Center for Brain and Behavior at Stanford University and Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital.

Pediatrics Residency
Program Director (2012-2019)

Becky Blankenburg, MD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor
Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Becky Blankenburg, MD,MPH is the Residency Program Director and Associate Chair for Education. She is a Clinical Associate Professor and national leader in Graduate Medical Education and Pediatric Hospital Medicine.  More Becky is the President Elect of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, and her educational interests include how to optimize learning opportunities in the clinical environment, helping learners improve through longitudinal coaching, helping learners communicate with patients and families, to improve patient understanding, patient satisfaction, and patient safety, and teaching learners how to teach. Dr. Blankenburg led the National Nighttime Curriculum Study (involving 89 residency programs and over 2000 learners), which showed that nighttime education can improve knowledge, confidence, and attitudes.  She was a site PI the national IPASS Study (handoffs educational intervention), and was part of the Patient and Family-Centered IPASS study.

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Incoming Pediatrics Residency Program Director (2019)

Carrie Rassbach, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Carrie Rassbach, MD (Associate Program Director for Advising, Coaching, and Assessment) is a Clinical Associate Professor in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, and her educational interests include coaching, learner assessment and professional formation. She is the Fellowship Director for the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship and leads our Coaching Program, assessment efforts, and is an Advising APD for the class of 2021 and the Physician Scientist Track. Dr. Rassbach completed the Rathmann Fellowship for Medical Education, and was recently awarded the Association of Pediatric Program Directors Special Projects Grant. 

Pediatrics Residency Associate Program Director

Lahia Yemane, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
General Pediatrics

Lahia Yemane, MD (Associate Program Director, Advising and Career Development) is a Clinical Assistant Professor in General Pediatrics and her educational interests include teaching patient-centered care in the primary care setting, how to optimize the continuity clinic experience for both trainees and patients, and diversity and inclusion. She is the advising APD for the class of 2019 and Pediatrics-Genetics Track and heads the Pediatric Residency Diversity Committee.

Pediatrics Residency Associate Program Director

Caroline Buckway, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Pediatric Endocrinology

Caroline Buckway, MD (Associate Program Director for Advising and Wellness) is a Clinical Associate Professor in Pediatric Endocrinology, and her educational interests include how to help improve wellness in our residency program.  She co-leads our Wellness Program and is an Advising APD for the class of 2020 and the Combined Pediatrics and Anesthesiology Program.

Pediatrics Residency Associate Program Director

Sarah Hilgenberg, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Sarah Hilgenberg, MD (Associate Program Director for Curriculum, General Pediatrics) is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, and her educational interests include how to create novel educational experiences to promote learning.  She leads our Curriculum Reviews for General Pediatrics and affiliated rotations, Jr/Sr Morning Report, and is heading an effort to create a co-attending/co-fellow rotation.

Pediatrics Residency Associate Program Director

Kevin Kuo, MD, MHPE
Clinical Assistant Professor
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Kevin Kuo, MD, MHPE (Associate Program Director for Curriculum, Subspecialties) is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. He also serves as the associate program director for the Pediatric Critical Care fellowship. He leads the rotational reviews for the subspecialty rotations and his educational interests include curriculum design and learner assessment.

Pediatrics Residency Associate Program Director

Elizabeth Stuart, MD, MSEd
Clinical Professor
General Pediatrics

Elizabeth Stuart, MD, MSEd (Associate Program Director for Continuity Clinic) is a Clinical Professor in General Pediatrics and Director of Medical Student Education. Her educational interests include teaching and curriculum design around patient-centered, cross-cultural communication, clinical reasoning, and performance assessment. She leads our Continuity Clinic Curriculum.

Pediatrics Residency Associate Program Director

Alyssa Bogetz, MSW
Director of the Scholarly Concentrations Program

Alyssa Bogetz, MSW is Associate Program Director of Scholarship and Director of the Scholarly Concentrations Program for the Pediatrics Residency program. She has over a decade of experience in medical education research and curriculum development, and teaches faculty and trainees about the fundamentals of curriculum design and program evaluation, study design and research methods.  More She is an experienced qualitative researcher and was the recipient of a Stanford Teaching and Mentoring Academy grant to develop a qualitative analysis course for health care professionals. She also teaches a scientific writing course for pediatric residents, fellows and junior faculty. Many of her educational interests are inspired by her practice as a clinical social worker and include topics such as professional identity development, wellness, interpersonal communication, and complex clinical decision-making.

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Pediatrics Residency Associate Program Director

John Mark, MD
Clinical Professor
Pediatric Pulmonology

John Mark, MD (Associate Program Director for Recruitment and Program Development) is a Clinical Professor in Pediatric Pulmonology, and his educational interests include how to improve education in integrative medicine.  He leads our Recruitment and Integrative Medicine Curriculum.

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE
Professor, Pediatric Nephrology
Adalyn Jay Physician in Chief, LPCH

Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE is chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine and the Adalyn Jay Physician in Chief at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She assumed these positions on July 1, 2016.  More 

Energetic and collaborative, Dr. Leonard is a compassionate clinician and researcher who cares deeply about improving the health and well-being of children everywhere.  A graduate of the Stanford University School of Medicine, Mary returned to Stanford Medicine in 2014 after spending 25 years at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania.

At Stanford, her multi-disciplinary research program is focused on the impact of chronic diseases on bone metabolism and nutrition across the life span. Mary directs the innovative and trans-disciplinary child and maternal health research and training initiatives of the Stanford Child Health Research Institute.

Mary is a distinguished investigator, an expert clinician, and a respected mentor who embodies the academic and integrated mission of Stanford Medicine. A member of the Precision Health Committee, she is committed to Stanford Medicine’s vision of proactive and personalized health care and has been at the forefront of efforts to integrate Precision Health approaches and skills into our training programs.

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Pediatrics Chief Residents

Jessica Moriarty, MD
Lee Trope, MD, MS
Sindu Vellanki, MD

CHIEF RESIDENTS

Pediatrics Residency Education Manager

Carrie Johnson, MBA
Pediatrics Residency Education Manager
 

Carrie Johnson is our incredible Pediatrics Residency Education Manager, who helps oversee program accreditation, office administration as well as our recruitment and program development.

Pediatrics Residency Coordinator

Michelle Brooks, C-TAGME
Pediatrics Residency Coordinator

Michelle Brooks is one of our incredible Pediatric Residency Coordinators, who helps oversee our advising and humanism initiatives, learner assessments in addition to professional development and alumni management.

Pediatrics Residency Coordinator

Carrie McGaughey
Pediatrics Residency Coordinator
 

Carrie McGaughey is our amazing Pediatric Residency Coordinator. She is an integral part of our team, assisting with recruitment, curriculum development, and coaching initiatives.