Categorical Pediatrics Program Leadership

Program Director

Carrie Rassbach, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Carrie Rassbach, MD, MA(Ed) is the Program Director for the Pediatrics Residency Program and Combined Pediatrics-Anesthesia Residency Program. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Her educational interests include coaching, assessment and professional development of both learners and faculty. She is the past Fellowship Director for the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship at Stanford and past Director of the Pediatrics Residency's Coaching Program.  More Nationally, she is the past Chair of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors' Assessment Learning Community and is the outgoing Chair of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Directors' Executive Council. Previously, Carrie was also the Associate Program Director for the Pediatrics Residency Program and led the program's assessment program, Clinical Competency Committee, and Physician Scientist Track. Dr. Rassbach received her Master of Education from the Stanford Graduate School of Education and is a graduate of the Stanford School of Medicine's Rathmann Fellowship for Medical Education Research and the Academic Pediatrics Association's Educational Scholars' Program. In addition to working at Stanford, she loves spending time with her husband, four kids, and extended family in the area.

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Associate Program Director, Advising

Lahia Yemane, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
General Pediatrics

Lahia Yemane, MD (Associate Program Director, Advising, Career Development, Recruitment, Diversity and Inclusion) 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. More She is the co-director of the Stanford Medicine LEAD (Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity) Program and current chair of the URM in Pediatric GME learning community for the Association of Pediatric Program Directors. She is the advising APD for the class of 2022 and combined Pediatrics-Medical Genetics Track.

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Associate Program Director, Advising

Caroline Okorie, MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor
Pediatric Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine

Caroline Okorie, MD,MPH (Associate Program Director for Advising) is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, and her educational interests include teaching about health literacy and techniques for effective communication between patients and providers.  Dr. Okorie completed the Rathmann Foundation E4C Medical Education Fellowship in Patient-Centered Care.  She is an advising APD for the class of 2021 and Child Neurology program.

Associate Program Director, Advising

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.

Associate Program Director, Curriculum

Sarah Hilgenberg, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Sarah Hilgenberg, MD (Associate Program Director for Curriculum, General Pediatrics) is a Clinical Associate Professor in Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Her educational interests include promoting learner autonomy, teaching communication skills, mentoring residents, developing innovative rotations and experiences, and conducting rigorous educational scholarship. She leads our general pediatrics-related rotation reviews, junior-senior morning report, and Valley Children’s Hospital Madera educational affiliation effort.

Associate Program Director, Curriculum

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.

Associate Program Director, Continuity Clinic

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 Chief Residents

Minnie Dasgupta, MD
Danielle Kirkey, MD
Jake Weatherly, MD

 The chief residents' scholarly project this year is a novel evidence-based curriculum to increase evidence-based clinical reasoning for 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, BA
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.

Pediatrics Residency Associate Coordinator

Katherine Jackman, BA
Pediatrics Residency Associate Coordinator

Katherine Jackman is our amazing Associate Program Coordinator, who helps with daily office maintenance and programmatic needs.

Associate Chair of Education

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

Becky Blankenburg, MD, MPH is the Associate Chair for Education for the Dept of Pediatrics. Previously an Associate Program Director and then Residency Program Director, she is a 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, how to improve diversity and inclusion in academic medicine, helping learners communicate with patients and families, to improve patient understanding, patient satisfaction, and patient safety, and teaching learners how to teach. Prior studies have included the National Nighttime Curriculum Study, IPASS Handoff Study, and Patient and Family-Centered IPASS Study.

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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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