Course Directors and Instructors


A to Z of Medical Translation

George Tidmarsh, MD, PhD


Translational Methods: Assay Technologies

Holden Maecker, PhD

Joanna Liliental, PhD

Lisa Nicholds PhD


Clinical Trials Design

George Tidmarsh, MD, PhD



Translational Methods: Proteomics


Biotechnology Law

Vern Norviel, JD




Translational Methods: Genomics

Hanlee Ji, MD

John Coller, PhD




Clinical Rotation

Ian Chen, MD, PhD

Joanna Liliental, PhD


Current Topics in Applied Medicine

Ramaswamy Paulmurugan, PhD


TRAM Seminars

Dean Felsher, MD, PhD

Joanna Liliental, PhD

M-TRAM Faculty Capstone Advisors (Current and Past)


  • Russ Altman, MD, PhD, Kenneth Fong Professor of Bioengineering, Genetics, Medicine, Biomedical Data Science and (by courtesy) Computer Science), past chairman of the Bioengineering Department


  • Allison Betof Warner, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology), Director of the Melanoma Program and Faculty Leader of the Melanoma|Cutaneous Oncology Clinical Research Group in the SCI-Cancer Clinical Trials Office


  • Carolyn Bertozzi, PhD, Baker Family Director of Stanford Sarafan ChEM-H, Anne T. and Robert K. Bass Professor, School of Humanities and Sciences


  • Ian Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease) and of Radiology (Veterans Affairs), Director, Translational Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Director, VA/PAVIR Summer Research Program


  • Christina Curtis, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Genetics and Biomedical Data Science, Director of Artificial Intelligence and Cancer Genomics, Director - Breast Cancer Translational Research (Stanford Cancer Institute), Co-Director - Molecular Tumor Board, Stanford Cancer Institute


  • Dean Felsher, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Pathology, TRAM Director, M-TRAM Faculty Director, Co-Director Cancer Nanotechnology Program, Department of Radiology, Stanford School of Medicine, Director of Admissions/Associate Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, Director of Advanced Residency Training Program, Stanford University School of Medicine, Co-Director of Spectrum KL2 Mentored Development Program, Stanford University, School of Medicine


  • Nathanael Gray, MD, PhD, Krishnan Shah Family Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology, Co-Lead of Medicinal Chemistry (IMA: Innovative Medicines Accelerator)




  • Crystal Mackall, MD (Capstone Primary Advisor Faculty Mentor), Founding Director of the Stanford Center for Cancer Cell Therapy, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine


  • Everett Meyer, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Blood & Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy





  • Sidhartha Sinha, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology), Director of Digital Health and Innovation, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology   

M-TRAM Clinical Mentors

  • Eran Bendavid, MD, MS (Infectious Disease)


  • Ian Chen, MD, PhD (Cardiology: VA Hospital)


  • David Cornfield, MD (Pediatric Pulmonary and Cystic Fibrosis Clinic)


  • Millie Das, MD (VA Oncology: thoracic cancer)


  • Alice Fan, MD (Medical Oncology)


  • John Mark Gubatan, MD (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)


  • Chris Holsinger, MD, FACS (Robotic Surgery: Otolaryngology)


  • Shanthi Kappagoda, MD, MS (Infectious Disease)


  • Albert Lin, MD (VA Oncology: gastrointestinal cancer)


  • Vinicio de Jesus Perez, MD (Pulmonary arterial hypertension clinic)


  • Jacinda Sampson, MD (Pediatric MDA – muscular dystrophy clinic)


  • Allyson Spence, MD (VA Oncology: lymphoma, breast cancer)


  • David S. Wang, MD, PhD (Interventional Radiology)


  • Allison Betof Warner, MD, PhD (Stanford Cancer Center)

Applications portal is now closed  

for the 2024/2025 academic year

We will be accepting applications for 2025/26

in the Fall of 2024.


Questions? Contact us!

Important Dates

September 2024 to January 2024:

  • Applications accepted for 2025/26


December, 2024 (date tba):

  • M-TRAM info session webinar for prospective students 


January 15, 2025:

  • Applications are due for 2025/26


April, 2025:

  • Admission Decisions


Sept. 2025: (date tba)

  • M-TRAM research symposium and New Students Orientation (in person) - stay tuned for registration info


Sept. 22, 2025:

  • First day of classes at Stanford (M-TRAM program starts)


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