Program Leadership

Carrie E. Rassbach, MD



Carrie Rassbach, MD is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, in the division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Her areas of interest include medical education, hospital medicine, and care of children with special health care needs. She is Director of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program and also an Associate Program Director for the Stanford Pediatrics Residency Program. Dr. Rassbach completed her medical education at Columbia University and her pediatrics residency and chief residency at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She worked as a pediatric hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine prior to coming to Stanford. While in Washington, D.C, Dr. Rassbach taught first- and second-year George Washington University medical students in a Practice of Medicine course. Since relocating to Stanford in 2010, Dr. Rassbach has taken on leadership roles in pediatric residency education as a rotation director and Associate Program Director, overseeing one class of pediatric residents and a new coaching program for all pediatric residents. She has designed and studied a curriculum for pediatric residents in complex care, and completed the Rathmann Fellowship in Medical Education Research through the Stanford University School of Medicine in 2014. Through recognizing the need for advanced training in hospital medicine and research, Dr. Rassbach, together with Dr. Blankenburg, developed the Stanford Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program.

Nita Srinivas, MD



Nita Srinivas, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatric Hospital Medicine and Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. She is a Bay Area native and attended the University of California, San Francisco for medical school. She completed her residency training at Seattle Children’s Hospital/University of Washington and a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stanford. Her academic interests include Quality Improvement and Medical Education; specifically, improving the management of common pediatric bacterial infections in the inpatient setting and training future leaders in Quality Improvement and Process Improvement. She has participated in, and served as the local leader for, several national quality improvement initiatives through the American Academy of Pediatrics. She also currently co-leads the QI/PI Scholarly Concentration for the Pediatric Residency Program. Her dedication towards teaching and mentorship of pediatric residents was recognized with the receipt of the Golden Apple Teaching Award from the pediatric residency program in 2016. As Associate Fellowship Director, she looks forward to contributing to the education and training of future leaders in Pediatric Hospital Medicine as well.