Training in global pediatrics at Stanford includes opportunities for everyone from undergraduates to post-doctoral fellows and faculty. Our core training initiative is the Global Health Scholarly Concentration for pediatric residents.

Dr. Bonnie Maldonado lectures during a session of HumBio 124c: Global Child Health

Photo courtesy of Global Health Fellows Program II

Scholarly Concentration for Pediatric Residents

One of six formal tracks for pediatric residents to experience  a fundamental category of scholarship and gain a deeper understanding about the process of inquiry. Read more on the Scholarly Concentration website


Srav Puranam, MD, MSc

A Bay Area native, Srav received her BS in Materials Science & Engineering from MIT. After college, she spent a few years in Haiti, India, and the US pursuing work at the intersection of health justice and technology. She then went to Brown University to pursue both her medical training and a degree in Population Medicine.  Srav is now a current pediatric and anesthesia resident at Stanford.

Adithi Reddy, MD 

Adithi was born in Hyderabad, India and grew up in Brooklyn NY and Sacramento CA. She attended the combined BA/MD program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she developed a passion for working with underserved patients at the School of Medicine’s student-run free clinic. Her career interests include advocacy and providing quality healthcare in resource-limited settings, both locally in the Bay Area and on a global platform. 

Juan Ramos, DO, MS

Born and raised in Colombia, Juan is passionate about working with underrepresented minorities and immigrant families to improve child health. As a resident in the combined peds-genetics track, he hopes to research the role of newborn screening in LMIC settings.


Salma Dali, MD

Salma received her BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Yale. After a year as a Dean’s Fellow at Yale-NUS College in Singapore, she began her medical training at Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. She has taught health in Ecuador and volunteered in her home country in Sudan. 

Monique De Araujo, MD, MPH

A native of Brazil, Monique received her undergraduate, medical and masters of public health degrees at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Her volunteer experiences have taken her to Moscow/St. Petersburg, Russia and Kabale, Uganda. 

Magi Ishak Gabra, MD, MS

Born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt, Magi received her BA from UC Berkeley and her MD from UC Riverside, where she was also co-president of the student global health interest group. While pursuing her masters degree in global health from UCSF, her research focused on measuring access to water and sanitation in rural Panama. She is interested in infectious disease, epidemiology and working with the underserved globally.

Tyler Greenway, MD

A native of Carmel Valley, California, Tyler received his BA in public health from UC Berkeley. After a gap year spent studying tuberculosis epidemiology in Mysore, India, he attended medical school at Yale. Tyler is a resident in the combined peds/anesthesia residency.

Ryan Lion, MD, MSc

Born at LPCH and a former PICU patient, Ryan returns to LPCH after earning degrees in anthropology from the University of Notre Dame, medicine from Georgetown, and masters in global health from Duke. His global health work has spanned working with an NGO in Senegal to conducting research in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in South Africa.

Emma Squire, MD

Emma received her undergraduate degree in neuroscience and child development from Vanderbilt and her MD from the University of Tennessee.  She has previously volunteered in Ecuador and is interested in developing sustainable policies to improve neonatal health.


Sean Miller, MD

A resident in the combined Peds- Anesthesiology residency, Sean received his BA in chemistry and biology and MD from the University of North Carolina.  He has volunteered with various non-profit organizations to provide health care and health information in Mexico and Honduras.

Evening Session

An education session and group discussion held at least four times a year for global health track residents and interested medical students. The focus of these discussions will be to address pertinent global health subject matters – either presently active global health issues, i.e. an epidemic, or discussion of other relevant global health topics.  Residents will also have an opportunity to exchange scholarly concentration project ideas, concerns, roadblocks, and successes at these sessions. 


Noon Conference Series

The Series is open to residents, faculty and medical students interested in global health. Presented six times a year, this series consists of lectures showcasing the expertise of faculty and community in subjects ranging from under-five mortality to population genomics.  All lectures are held in the LPCH West Board Room (1st Floor, 725 Welch Rd.)

Lecture Date Speaker Topic/Lecture Title

Global Health intensive course for residents and fellows

Pediatric residents are welcome to apply to enroll in a 2-week multi-disciplinary course Med233 "Global Health: Beyond Diseases and International Organizations," offered each spring by the Center for Innovation in Global Health. The course provides multidisciplinary trainees across subspecialties with insight to the over-arching themes of global health.

Undergraduate courses

HumBio 124C: Global Child Health (MED 124, PEDS 124), co-taught by Drs. Bonnie Maldonado and Clea Sarnquist, introduces undergrads to key challenges to the health and wellbeing of children worldwide, with a particular focus on children in low- and middle-income countries. It reviews the leading causes of morbidity and mortality, identifies interventions to address some of the biggest child health problems, and provides an overview of the roles of culture, gender, and civil society on child health and health policy.

Humbio 129S: Global Public Health, co-taught by Drs. Tiffany Chao and Victoria Ward, is an introduction to the fields of international public health and global medicine. It focuses on resource poor areas of the world and explores major global health problems and their relation to policy, economic development, culture and human rights. We discuss technical solutions as well as the importance of the social determinants of health, and emphasize multi-sectoral approaches to care. The course is intended to challenge all students to think globally, and is geared for students interested in exploring how their major interests cold be directed to solve global health issues. 

FEMGEN/SOMGEN 206: Global Medical Issues Affecting Women, led by Dr. Clea Sarnquist, probes the principal issues affecting women and girls medically around the world. Topics include women's cancer, birth control, infertility, female genital mutilation, midwifery, obstetric fistula, breastfeeding, violence against women, and women's representation in biomedical research. The aim is to cultivate in students a nuanced appreciation of women's unique needs, roles, and challenges in the contemporary global health landscape.

HUMBIO 29G: Gender and Intersectionality in Global Health, taught by Clea Sarqnuist, explores how gender (e.g. male, female, trans*, non-binary, etc) identity and relationships intersect with other social categorizations, including age and reproductive status (particularly for women), race/ethnicity, socioeconomic class, immigration status, educational attainment, to create systemic advantages or disadvantages that may explain and/or could address poor health outcomes within and across global communities.


Students and trainees--from undergraduates to junior faculty-- are matched with members of Stanford’s renowned faculty from across disciplines to develop skills and expertise in clinical care, research, and advocacy. Please contact the program managers for more information. 

Updated 11/15/2021

Clea Sarnquist, DrPH, oversees both the global health scholarly concentration and also the larger pediatric residency scholarly concentration program.