Department of Graduate Medical Education
Stanford University Medical Center
300 Pasteur Drive - Room HC435
Stanford, CA 94305-5207

  • Phone: (650) 723-5948
  • Fax: (650) 723-3045
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:45AM - 4:30PM

The Department of Graduate Medical Education is located on the fourth floor of Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Access is via the "N" staircase located adjacent to the hospital's Gift Shop.


About the Stanford Office of Graduate Medical Education

Stanford University Medical Center understands the stresses of residency. To help residents succeed, we created the Office of Housestaff Administration in the early 1960's. In 2004, we became the Department of Graduate Medical Education. This change in title reflects our dedication to program quality, but does not diminish our commitment to you as individuals.

The operations side of the office handles hiring, payroll, verification of training for student loans, licensure, changes in benefits status, credentialing, meal tickets, reimbursements, and oversight of the on-call facilities. The education side of the office conducts internal reviews and provides consulting services to program directors on accreditation, curriculum, the core competencies, and evaluation.

We are available to assist you with physician licensure, housing, or general questions on relocating/living in the Palo Alto area. Notary services are available to interns and residents for CA medical licensure and USMLE.

Please feel free to seek us out in the coming months and years. We have a variety of resources available to you and your families. No problem is too small to deserve consideration. Many of your concerns have simple solutions and sometimes it's just nice to hear about your lives.

Leadership Team

Niraj Sehgal, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer, Stanford Health Care

Ann Dohn, MA

Director, Graduate Medical Education
Designated Institutional Official (DIO), ACGME
Training Program Liaison, ECFMG
Special Programs Coordinator, Medical Board of California
Institutional Official, NRMP

Laurence Katznelson, MD

Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Chair, Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)

Operations Team

Robbin Bankston

Program/Office Manager

650-736-7487 (office)

Brett Toensing, MS

Financial/MedHub Analyst

650-725-1951 (office)

Mitra Haddad, BA


650-723-5948 (office)

Bettina Flores


650-723-5948 (office)

Education Team

Pedro Tanaka, MD, PhD

Associate DIO

(650) 724-4066

Jie Li, PhD

Senior Program Manager/Education Specialist

650-723-6558 (office)

Thang "Trey" Huynh-Ngo, MBA

Program Manager/Education Specialist

650-498-2418 (office)


Taylor Nguyen, MBA

Program Project Coordinator

650-723-6564 (Office)

Matt O'Neill, M.Ed.

Training Coordinator

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Babalola, PhD

Program Manager/Education Specialist