Residency Training Program In the Department of Pediatrics

Program Leadership

Pediatrics Residency Program Director

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Becky Blankenburg, MD, MPH is the Residency Program Director, Associate Chair for Education (Residency Programs), and Fellowship Co-Director for Pediatric Hospital Medicine.  She is a Clinical Assistant Professor and national leader in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, and her educational interests include how to improve learning opportunities in this new era of decreased work hours and increasing patient safety, how to promote autonomy, clinical reasoning, teaching learners to teach, and helping learners improve through longitudinal coaching.  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 is part of the “Bringing IPASS to the Bedside” second IPASS study.

Pediatrics Residency Associate Program Directors

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Carrie Rassbach, MD (Associate Program Director for Advising, Coaching, and Assessment) is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, and her educational interests include how to help learners improve through longitudinal coaching and how to improve education in complex care.  She leads our Coaching Initiative, assessment efforts, and oversees the senior class.  Dr. Rassbach was recently awarded the Rathmann Fellowship for Medical Education.

David Hong, MD (Associate Program Director for Advising and Career Development) is an Instructor in Pediatric Infectious Disease, and his educational interests include how to use social media for educational purposes.  He leads our Career Development Program and oversees the junior class. 

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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 oversees the intern class. 

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Sarah Hilgenberg, MD (Associate Program Director for Curriculum, General Pediatrics) is a Clinical Instructor 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.

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Courtenay Barlow, MD (Associate Program Director for Curriculum, Subspecialties) is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and her educational interests include how to create novel educational experiences including simulation to promote learning.  She leads our Curriculum Reviews for subspecialty rotations and oversees the development of electives.

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

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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, Integrative Medicine Curriculum, and heads the Diversity Committee. 

Chief Residents

Alice Hensley, MD, Mike Tchou, MD, and Elizabeth Burgener, MD (from left to right) are our pediatric chief residents for 2014-2015. 

Coordinators

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Michelle Brooks is one of our incredible Pediatric Residency Coordinators, and helps oversee our advising and humanism initiatives, in addition to developing and managing curricula.

Carrie Johnson is is our other incredible Pediatrics Residency Coordinator, who helps oversee our recruitment and program development.

Mitra Haddad is our Pediatric Residency Education Manager, and is an important part of our residency program, developing and managing curricula, as well as overseeing the pediatric fellowships.

Chairman of Pediatrics

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Hugh O’Brodovich, MD is the Chair of Pediatrics at Stanford University’s School of Medicine and Physician in Chief at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH). He moved to Stanford in January 2008 from the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids®) and University of Toronto, where he held the positions of senior scientist, Division Chief of Respiratory Medicine and Respiratory Research and then the Chair of Paediatrics and SickKids’ Chief of Paediatrics. Dr. O’Brodovich’s research interests focus on pulmonary edema and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. He has published 19 book chapters, 160 peer-reviewed publications, holds two patents, has been the primary supervisor of 29 research trainees and has been an Editorial Board member, Associate Editor and Editor of peer-reviewed journals.
As Chair of Pediatrics in Canada and the US, he has helped guide the careers of many pediatric residents and participated in the training of 56 pediatric pulmonary fellows. Dr. O’Brodovich has been the Chairman of the Pulmonology Sub-Board of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Vice-Chair for Respiratory Medicine Examinations for the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. For almost two decades he has served on various committees of the Pediatric Scientist Development Program.
Under the leadership of Dr. O’Brodovich, LPCH has joined the ranks of Pediatric Academic Health Science Centers, which play a critical role in the nation’s future. We train the next generation of child health care professionals so that our children and our children’s children will be healthier and help create a better future. At Stanford, we encourage and value all pediatric career pathways and have a specific focus on the training of the next generation of academic leaders. Academic pediatricians play a unique role in our society as they develop new strategies to prevent disease and provide innovative health care for children. Their responsibility is to generate, evaluate, and disseminate health and disease-related knowledge.

 

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