Our mission is to inspire, empower, and support women in academic medicine throughout their career progression in order to create an integrated community of scientists.

MAVENS Early Career Program

MAVENS High School Program

MAVENS Advisors

Helen Blau, PhD

The Donald and Delia Baxter Foundation Professor
Director, Baxter Lab for Stem Cell Biology

Nicholas Leeper, MD

Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery)

Kenneth Mahaffey, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

Michael Snyder, PhD

Stanford W. Ascherman, MD, FACS, Professor in Genetics; Director, Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine

Philip Tsao, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

Joseph Woo, MD

Chairman & Norman E. Shumway Professor
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Ronald Dalman, MD

Walter Clifford Chidester and Elsa Rooney Chidester Professor of Surgery

Craig Levin, PhD

Professor of Radiology and, by courtesy, of Physics, of Electrical Engineering, and of Bioengineering

Mark Nicolls, MD

Professor in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Marcia Stefanick, PhD

Professor (Research) of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center) and OBGYN

Paul Wang, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) and, by Courtesy, of Bioengineering

Joseph Wu, MD, PhD

Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute; Simon H. Stertzer, MD, Professor and Professor of Radiology

Jason Lee, MD

Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery)

Ronglih Liao, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

Marlene Rabinovitch, MD

Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor in Pediatric Cardiology

Seda Tierney, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

Shan Wang, PhD

Leland T. Edwards Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Radiology


Program Directors

Patricia Nguyen, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Palo Alto VAHCS

Amanda Chase, PhD

Associate Director of Strategic Research Development
Stanford Cardiovascular Institute

Heike Daldrup-Link, MD

Professor of Radiology

Questions? Please contact Amanda Chase