Leadership Team

Dr. Gloria Hwang, Associate Program Director

Gloria is a graduate of Stanford’s School of Medicine, Surgery Internship, Radiology Residency, and Interventional Fellowship. She joined the faculty in 2008 after an additional postdoctoral research year, and has been a key member of the Radiology Residency and Interventional Radiology Fellowship interview panels for several years, as well as representing our department in the School of Medicine Faculty Senate.


Dr. Michael Iv, Associate Program Director

Michael completed a two-year Neuroradiology fellowship at Stanford and subsequently joined the faculty in 2013. In addition to his interests in brain tumor and vascular imaging, he is actively involved in medical student, resident, and fellow education and research. He serves as a co-director of the Neuroradiology clerkship for medical students and has been a member of the Radiology Residency and Neuroradiology fellowship interview and selection committees.


Dr. Ali Tahvildari, Associate Program Director

Ali is a graduate of Emory University radiology residency and Stanford Body Imaging Fellowship. He has been on faculty at the Palo Alto VA since 2013. He has participated in the residency recruitment process in the past as a faculty screener. He has worked hard to improve the resident education at the VA and was recently awarded the Junior Faculty Teaching Award by the radiology residents in June.


Dr. Erika Rubesova, Associate Program Director  

Erika trained and worked as a Pediatric Radiologist in Brussels, Belgium before joining the faculty at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in 2005. Erika has been the Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Director since 2009 and has played an integral role in improving the Resident and Fellow experience in that capacity.


Dr. Bruce Daniel, Associate Program Director for Research

Bruce began his Stanford Radiology career as a National Cancer Institute Fellow in Body Imaging in 1995, and has been on the faculty since that time. He leads Stanford’s research efforts in MRI of breast cancer and MRI-guided interventions. Bruce is an Instructor for the “Clinical Needs and Technology” graduate course in the Bioengineering Department of the Schools of Engineering, and Medicine, and has been a mentor and advocate for many trainees and students across schools.


Alice Gardner, Residency Program Manager

Alice holds a Master's Degree in Management from Cambridge College in Massachusetts, and spent most of her life living in New England before moving to California in 2004.  She has worked in Stanford's Dept of Radiology since 2008, first supporting the Body Imaging faculty and research projects, and has been Housestaff Manager since January 2013, overseeing the Diagnostic Radiology Residency and various specialty fellowship programs in the Radiology Department.


Carine Lahitette, Education Program Manager

Carine has worked for the School of Medicine since 2013, she moved to Radiology from Vascular Surgery where she was the Residency and Fellowship Coordinator. She holds a BA in Education from France where she was born and raised before moving to the Silicon Valley in 1997. Prior to joining Stanford, Carine was a Technology Teacher and IT Director for a French-American School. As the Education Program Manager, Carine is responsible for program management, administration and supervision of the residency programs, subspecialty training fellowships, and radiology clerkship.


Dr. Payam Massaband, Program Director

Payam has been a staff radiologist at the VA Palo Alto since graduating from Radiology residency and fellowship at Stanford in 2010. He spent 3 years as the VA Palo Alto acting chief of radiology, concentrating on clinical excellence, process improvement and residency education. He continues this work as Program Director.