Questions? Contact Us

Ann Dohn, MA

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

650 723-5948

Resident Well-Being

The Department of Graduate Medical Education is committed to ensuring that residents and fellows remain physically and mentally healthy while completing their training program. Residency can be an inherently stressful time, and it is important to take care of yourself so that you can get the most out of your educational experience.

If you are experiencing a particularly stressful or otherwise difficult situation, please feel free to contact: Ann Dohn (GME Director) has an "open door" policy and is always ready and willing to help with resident concerns and problems. She can be reached at 650-723-5948. You can also anonymously report a concern to the Department of Graduate Medical Education.

Health Connect

Consultation and service jointly sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry and Stanford Healthcare to facilitate timely access to counseling, stress management and coping skills, and mental health services.

  • Mickey Trockel, MD, PhD, Professor, Director 
  • Christina Khan, MD, PhD, Clinical Professor
  • Kristin Raj, MD, Clinical Associate Professor


Contact Information

Phone: 650-724-1395


  • 24x7 Access (someone is always on call via the phone number above- also available for emergencies)
  • Non-urgent issues also can be communicated via e-mail to and will be reviewed and answered on business days
  • Confidential
  • One-time visits or longer term care through Stanford or referral to providers in the community

Office of the Ombudsperson

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Stanford Committee for Professional Satisfaction and Support

The  Stanford Committee for Professional Satisfaction and Support was launched in 2010 by then Chief of Staff Bryan Bohman in an effort to help physicians balance the increasing demands of the modern practice environment. Since its inception SCPSS’s guiding principle has been that the professional satisfaction of physicians and other caregivers is inextricably linked to quality, safety and patient-centeredness. 

Stanford University Help Center

The Stanford University Help Center - To contact the Help Center, call 650-723-4577. In addition to the Faculty Staff Help Center, you can also use the Value Options EAP - which has the same benefit of 10 free and confidential sessions. They can be reached at 855-281-1601.

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Well-Being Committee

Well Being Committee - It is imperative that House Staff in a position of responsibility, whether for patient care or other areas, not have their performance impaired by drugs, alcohol or other circumstances. For those who recognize that they have such a problem or feel they may be developing a problem or need advice concerning substance abuse, there is a Physician Support Panel which functions on a confidential basis. Members are knowledgeable about the subject and act as physician advocates, offering advice on sources of treatment and other aspects.

For access to the Well Being Committee, contact Dr. William Berquist, Chairman of the Physicians Support Panel at Stanford University Medical Center. He can be reached at 650-498-5603.

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Well-Being Panel

Led by psychiatrist Janet Spraggins, MD, the panel of 60 therapists offers 12 free sessions to all House Staff (courtesy of the Well-Being Committee).

  • Not for emergencies (you will receive a call back within 24 hours)
  • Confidential
  • Access to 60 Non-Stanford Clinic Psychiatrists & Psychologists
  • 12 Free Visits (no insurance)
  • After 12 free visits, you can use insurance or pay cash


Contact Information

Phone: 650-346-3241