December 06 Dec 06
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Tuesday Tue

Women Faculty Networking Virtual Lunch

Virtually via Zoom | Registration is required

Please join us for a panel on Managing Mentor-Mentee Relationships with special guests, Becky Blankenburg, Cherrelle Smith and Juno Obedin-Maliver.

The link will be provided to registered participants 2 days prior to the session.


Rebecca Blankenburg, MD, MPH 

  • Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education
  • Associate Chair of Education in Pediatrics
  • Director of the Coaching Program
  • Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
Dr. Rebecca Blankenburg, MD, MPH, is the Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education, Associate Chair of Education in Pediatrics, and Director of the Coaching Program at Stanford and the Immediate Past President of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD). In the past, she has served in residency leadership for 13 years (as Stanford Pediatrics Residency Program Director and Associate Program Director) and fellowship leadership (developed and co-led the Stanford Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship). Her educational research interests focus on building a more diverse, inclusive and equitable learning environment and helping learners develop a sense of belonging, professional identity formation, and competence through longitudinal coaching and scholarly mentorship.

Cherrelle Smith, MD

  • Assistant Medical Director, Stanford Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine Masters Student in Clinical Informatics Management
Dr. Cherrelle Smith, MD, is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Pediatrics.  She’s currently the Assistant Medical Director of the Stanford Pediatric Emergency Department.  She completed her medical education at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN and her training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  Dr. Smith focuses her current efforts in clinical operations, as well as process improvement with a focus on health equity.  She also spends her time engaging community pediatricians and providers in pediatric acute care education via her outreach initiatives.  She currently is a Stanford graduate student, in the Clinical Informatics Management Masters Program.

Juno Obedin-Maliver, MD, MPH, MAS, FACOG

  • Co-director of The PRIDE Study (
  • Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Assistant Professor (By courtesy) Epidemiology & Population Health
Dr. Juno Obedin-Maliver, MD, MPH, MAS, FACOG, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine and a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist who provides excellent clinical care and strives to advance scientific knowledge through her research. 
She specializes in the gynecological and reproductive health care needs of sexual and gender minority people which include but are not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) people. This interest and experience drives her research interests towards promoting the health and well-being and equity of LGBTQ people. 
Dr. Obedin-Maliver, is the Co-Director of The PRIDE Study (, a multi-site online prospective longitudinal cohort of sexual and gender minority individuals based at Stanford. She also serves on the medical advisory board of the University of California San Francisco Center of Excellence for Transgender Health and is helping to author the next version of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care. Dr. Obedin-Maliver has also been active in health policy including involvement in helping to legally redefine consideration of sexually intimate partner status and to remove the Medicare Non-Coverage Determination ruling on gender -affirming surgeries.