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

Phone: (650)723-5948


  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30AM - 3:30PM
  • Directions: We are located on the 4th floor/rooftop of 300 P. Staircase “N” is the only staircase that will bring you to our floor. If you are facing Unit C3, staircase “N” is located to your right. Once you are on the 4th rooftop floor, use the door to your left.

The Anonymous Hotline

Please call the compliance hotline for SHC (anonymity maintained):


To report concerns that relate to broader hospital compliance issues such as


  • illegal actions
  • financial reporting
  • internal accounting controls
  • audit
  • fraud
  • waste
  • and abuse

The Anonymous E-mail Form

  • You may use this form to anonymously report concerns specific to your residency/fellowship training program (such as duty hour violations).
  • All form submissions are anonymously delivered directly to the Department of Graduate Medical Education. 
  • GME takes all concerns very seriously.

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. 

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 Healthcare, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Stanford School of Medicine

Ann Dohn, MA

Director, Graduate Medical Education, Designated Institutional Official (DIO)

650 723-5948

Pedro Tanaka, MD, PhD

Associate Designated Institutional Official (DIO), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Program Director, Department of Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine

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GME Assistant Deans

Becky Blankenburg, MD, MPH

Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education

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Katie Mak-Cheng
Sr. Project Coordinator for Well-Being and Learning Environment
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Lahia Yemane, MD

Assistant Dean of Diversity for Graduate Medical Education

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GME Management

Robbin Bankston

Finance and Business Operations Director


Brett Toensing, MS

GME Finance Manager

650-725-1951 (office)

  • Budget Planning and Tracking
  • Finance Operations
  • Grants
  • Orientation supervision
  • PTA Billings
  • MedHub Access

Farishta (Farah) Yawary, MBA, PMP

Operations Manager

  • Daily operations/supervision of the GME Office
  • Fatigue Mitigation
  • Orientation
  • Payroll
  • Uber
  • Welch Rd., Continuing House Staff Housing Verifications

Coordinator Team

Matt O'Neill, M.Ed.

Training Coordinator

Rose Marie Frey

Program Project Coordinator

650-723-6564 (Office)

  • Evaluation/Assessment
  • Event Scheduling
  • Facilities
  • GME Director’s calendar & GME Director’s reimbursements
  • GME Master & Listserv Directories
  • GME Meeting administrator
  • House Staff Uber Usage Monitoring
  • MedHub
  • Program Accreditation
  • Program expansion and funding

Education Team

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)

Operations Team

Bettina Flores, BS, BA


650-723-5948 (office)