Residency Training Program In the Department of Pediatrics


Welcome to the Stanford Pediatric Residency’s Coaching Initiative! The Coaching Initiative is an innovative approach to providing longitudinal assessment and feedback to residents throughout their training, and to help residents develop skills of lifelong learning and self-reflection. Each resident is assigned a specific Faculty Coach who observes and guides that resident across multiple rotations, inpatient and outpatient settings, and training years.  The Coach observes the resident in multiple clinical situations (rounds, clinic, initial H&P, handoffs, supervisory encounters, care conferences, and others) and provides specific and directed feedback aimed at strengthening clinical skills. There are eight Faculty Coaches, and each Coach oversees approximately 10 residents. The Coaching Initiative is under the direction of Carrie Rassbach, MD, Coaching Director, and Becky Blankenburg, MD, MPH, Program Director.


David Axelrod, MD
Cardiology/Critical Care  

Caroline Buckway, MD

Jennifer Carlson, MD
Adolescent Medicine

Hayley Gans, MD 
Infectious Diseases 
Lucy Lee, MD
Neonatal Hospitalist    
Carrie Loutit, MD
General Pediatrics
Katie Miller, MD 
Adolescent Medicine
Debbie Sakai, MD 
General Pediatrics Hospitalist
Ann Ming Yeh, MD
Carrie Rassbach, MD
General Pediatrics
Coaching Program Director
Becky Blankenburg, MD
Residency Program Director

Director of Coaching: Carrie Rassbach, MD
Administrative Contact: Michelle Brooks

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