Designs Formed in the Fellowship Program

Since the 1950s, the increase in annual health care expenditures in the United States has exceeded GDP growth by 1.5-3 percentage points. CERC is the only university-based research center in the US exclusively dedicated to identifying and demonstrating care delivery innovations to close this growth gap. 
Since its inception in 2011, CERC has designed 17 care models that together have the potential to reduce annual U.S. health spending by more than $300 billion. Many have already been selected for pilot testing by clinical teams across the country.

With these innovative “care models,” CERC teams have uncovered scalable cost-effective methods of care delivery in the US and globally. Many are enhanced via new capabilities emerging from advances in science and technology, particularly in the field of artificial intelligence. CERC also embeds features that address the most deeply felt unmet human needs of patients, families, and their clinicians.

Our 2016-17 Prescription Medication Team at Pharmac in New Zealand

Pilot Test Site Map

The map below shows the locations of CERC's Demonstration Projects as of November 2015.

List of CERC Pilot Test Sites

Location Partner Model
Allina Health St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota Chronic Kidney Disease
CareMore Cerritos, California Cancer Care
Geisinger Health System Danville, Pennsylvania Stroke Care
Intermountain Healthcare Salt Lake City, Utah Pediatric Transitions
Mount Sinai Hospital New York City, New York Chronic Kidney Disease
Oregon Health & Science University Portland, Oregon Spine Pain
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Peoria, Illinois Pediatric Transitions
St. Jude Heritage Medical Group Brea, California Cancer Care
Stanford Children's Health Palo Alto, California Pediatric Transitions
Stanford Health Care Palo Alto, California Stroke Care
Stanford Health Care Palo Alto, California Surgical Care
Unite Here Health Chicago, Illinois Cancer Care
Unite Here Health Atlantic City, New Jersey Cancer Care
VA/PAHCS Palo Alto, California Cancer Care
VA/PAHCS Palo Alto, California Chronic Kidney Disease
Virginia Mason Seattle, Washington Stroke Care

CERC Design Fellowship Alumni

The CERC fellowship has been able to attract individuals from across the nation. While some fellows have continued on at CERC and Stanford, others have taken their experiences to start their own businesses, or continue to lead and innovate elsewhere.


Alumni Name Year Care Model Current Position

David Moore, PhD


 Chronic Kidney  Disease Care / Late-Stage Cancer

Healthcare Delivery Innovation Engineer, Operations Research and Management Science Consultant at Careflow Logic

Graham Abra, MD


 Chronic Kidney Disease Care / Late-Stage Cancer

Clinical Assistant Professor, Nephrology, Stanford Health Care. Medical Director at WellBound San Jose, and Medical Clinical Affairs Director at Satellite Healthcare

Kimberly Stone, MD


 Implementation Fellow

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Stanford Health Care

Manali Patel, MD, MPH


 Chronic Kidney Disease Care / Late-Stage Cancer

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Oncology,  Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Stanford Health Care
Sarah Adler, PhD  2011-2012  Implementation Fellow Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,  Stanford Health Care. Provider, Peninsula Behavioral Health Center
Sundeep Singh, MD  2011-2012  Implementation Fellow Clinical Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford Health Care
Dana Steidtmann, PhD  2012-2013  Pediatric Chronic Illness Transitions to Adult Care Founding partner of Peninsula Behavioral Health. Senior Instructor at University of Colorado-Denver Anschutz Medical Campus.
Jared Conley, MD, PhD, MPH  2012-2013  Stroke Care Associate Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Healthcare Transformation Lab. Faculty, Harvard Emergency Medicine 
Rachel Bensen, MD, MPH  2012-2013  Pediatric Chronic Illness Transitions to Adult Care Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Stanford Health Care
Waimei (Amy) Tai, MD  2012-2013  Stroke Care Medical Consultant, ACI Clinicical. Vascular Neurologist, Christiana Care Health System
Yana Vaks, MD  2012-2013  Pediatric Chronic Illness Transitions to Adult Care Pediatric Critical Care Physician, Kaiser Permanente. Co-Founder of Society of Aspiring Minority Physician Leaders.
Feryal Erhun, PhD, MS  2013-2014    Ambulatory Surgical Care Professor, Cambridge Judge Business School, UK
Kimberly Brayton, MD, MS  2013-2014  Ambulatory Surgical Care Practicing Cardiologist at Fountaingrove Cardiology
Maziyar Kalani, MD  2013-2014  Ambulatory Surgical Care Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic
Roya Saffary, MD  2013-2014  Implementation Fellow Clinical Assistant Instructor, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Pain, Stanford University School of Medicine
Arthur Wood, MD  2014-2015  Spine Pain Care Assistant Clinical Professor and Medical Director, Pain Consultation Clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
Jeffrey Jopling, MD  2014-2015  Critical Care General Surgery Resident, Stanford Medicine
Kelly Vranas, MD  2014-2015  Critical Care Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Oregon Health and Science University
Lawrence Huan, MD  2014-2015  Spine Pain Care Consultant, Huan Medical Consulting
Meghan Ramsey, MD  2014-2015  Critical Care Clinical Assistant Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Stanford Health Care. Interventional Pulmonology Program Director, Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
Sierra Matula, MD, MSHS  2014-2015  Spine Pain Care General Surgery, UCSF Medical Center
Adam Miner, PsyD  2015-2016  Oncology Care Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford Health Care
Eugene Hsu, MD, MBA  2015-2016    Implementation Fellow Chief Medical Officer, VIM. Adjunct Lecturer, Primary Care and Population Health, Stanford Health Care.  Anesthesiologist, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Ian Goldstein, MD, MPH  2015-2016  Oncology Care Project Leader, The Boston Consulting Group
Jody Lin, MD  2015-2016  Early Childhood Pediatric Care Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics, Stanford Health Care
Julie Lawrence, MS, MBA  2015-2016  Oncology Care Program Officer, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Maysa De Sousa, PhD, MS  2015-2016  Early Childhood Pediatric Care Assistant Professor of Psychology, Springfield College
Tiffany Lundeen, MA, MSN  2015-2016  Maternity Care Midwife and Researcher, UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences
Victoria Woo, MD  2015-2016  Maternity Care Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCSF
Brian Brady, MD  2016-2017  Prescription Medication Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford Medicine, Nephrology 
Cliff Sheckter, MD  2016-2017  Dementia Care Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford Medicine
Daniel Yang, MD  2016-2017  Dementia Care Program Officer, ‎Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Nick Bott, PsyD  2016-2017  Dementia Care Associate Fellowship Director, Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center.  Chief Science Officer, Neurotack 
Scooter Plowman, MD, MBA, MS  2016-2017  Prescription Medication Senior Director Director, Proteus Digital Health
Stephanie Peters, MS, PsyD  2016-2017  Prescription Medication Founder and owner of Peters Psychological Services, LLC
Kendell Cannon, MD  2017-2018 Late Life Medical Director, WelbeHealth. Clinical Instructor, Primary Care and Population Health, Stanford Medicine
Francesca Rinaldo, MD, PhD 2017-2018 Late Life Associate Fellowship Director, Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center. General Surgery Resident, Stanford Medicine
Myra Altman, PhD 2017-2018  Late Life Clinical Care Lead, Modern Health. Psychologist, Pacific Anxiety Group
Chuan-Mei Lee, MD, MA 2017-2018 High Needs, High Costs

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, UCSF
Claudia Scheuter, MD 2017-2018 High Needs, High Costs

Student, Masters in Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
Danielle Rochlin, MD 2017-2018 High Needs, High Costs

Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford Medicine