Adi Badhwar is a technical leader with over 15 years of experience in Software Engineering with a broad range of experience in Healthcare
Angel is a Surgical Oncologist, Professor of Surgery, and Regional Director of Breast Care Quality in Eastern Ontario, Canada.
Her research interests have allowed her to be a Scientist at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute for 10 years. She has recently completed the International Commonwealth Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and was valedictorian of her Global Executive M.B.A. class at the University of Toronto in Canada. She is has been the recipient of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada Enid Johnson MacLeod Award, Cancer Care Ontario Human Touch Award, and Order of Ottawa for her dedication to breast care and women’s health in Canada.
Behnaz is a brain scientist with a broad background in neuroimaging techniques. She is an alumna of the University of Michigan and ETH,
where she received a Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Biomedical Engineering, and a Doctor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, respectively. Behnaz joined Stanford as a postdoctoral fellow in 2016 and is currently an Instructor and PI of NIH K25 grant at the Stanford School of Medicine. She is eager to learn the intricacies of clinical informatics management through MCiM program.
Chelsea graduated from Duke University with a major in Evolutionary Anthropology and a minor in Global Health.
She has been working at the life sciences company, Verily, for the past two years as a Study Innovations and Operations Program Manager. Prior to working at Verily, Chelsea worked on the Research Program Management team at 23andMe and has worked as a clinical research coordinator at Stanford and Duke. In her free time she enjoys live music, walks across the Golden Gate Bridge and traveling for new experiences. She is excited to join the diverse MCiM community and gain a deeper understanding of the healthcare technology landscape.
Cherrelle Smith, MD
Dr. Smith is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Assistant Medical Director of the Stanford Pediatric Emergency Department.
She completed her medical education at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN and her training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Dr. Smith focuses her current efforts in clinical operations, as well as process improvement with a focus on health equity. She also contributes her time to engaging community pediatricians and providers offering pediatric acute care services via her outreach initiatives.
Clarissa grew up in Singapore and pursued her undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford, where she graduated with a BA in Biomedical Sciences.
She will be returning to Singapore to work for the Singapore Economic Development Board after obtaining her master’s degree. Clarissa is particularly interested in exploring how governments can play a role in facilitating the development of healthcare technology and its subsequent adoption. In her free time, Clarissa enjoys travelling, looking for new cafés and restaurants, and the occasional video game. She is extremely excited to connect with the MCiM cohort, and learn from and with her peers.
Ethan has worked across US/UK/Asia in healthcare consulting, go-to-market, and clinical medicine. He has led strategy, implementation, and commercialization projects
in the provider, life sciences and startup setting. He is particularly interested in outcomes research for digital health products, as well as leveraging technology innovation to improve access. Outside of work, Ethan enjoys volunteering in less developed countries, and has completed medical mission trips serving rural populations in South Africa, Laos and Cambodia.
Garret is a fellowship-trained anesthesiologist with a clinical focus on pain medicine currently serving as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of
Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Gloria is a Software Engineer at Alto Pharmacy, where she builds the patients apps delivering the telemedicine pharmacy experience.
Previously she was an engineer at Sisu, which harnesses insight from data through machine learning, and has also engaged in computational and clinical research. She is passionate about the intersection of healthcare & technology and transforming medicine through innovative digital solutions.
Honor is an Australian doctor who is passionate about improving the lives of healthcare workers through digital innovation.
Her study in clinical informatics management, alongside her prospective qualifications as an occupational physician, will enable her to create systems to nurture the nurturers. She wants to learn how to create systems to decrease documentation burden on healthcare workers, improve physician wellbeing through reduction of “work-after-work” imposed by digital systems, and explore further how best to deliver and sustain digital transformation in Australia’s health systems.
She has carved her own path by being the first digital health junior doctor for Metro South Health in Brisbane, Queensland, where she is uncovering frontline clinician needs and translating them to digital solutions. Honor is also working towards specialist qualifications in Occupational and Environmental Medicine through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). Here, she helps organizations realize the health benefits of good work, through creating physically and psychologically safe workplaces. Honor will be studying a Masters of Clinical Informatics Management to be a part of the next wave of Australia’s digital health leaders.
James’ broad healthcare experience spans a wide array of outpatient provider services to venture capital for life sciences companies.
He sits on the Board of Directors for a variety of innovative companies including ARViE, a virtual exam platform that utilizes artificial intelligence to conduct asynchronous, orthopedic exams. James has the opportunity to present at healthcare conferences and to volunteer on the board for the American Diabetes Association (“ADA”).
Kanika joins the MCiM program with a decade of experience in the pharmacy healthcare space. She graduated from
Kathleen is a registered nurse certified in critical and ambulatory care. She is currently a Nurse Coordinator
with the Stanford Center of Inherited Cardiovascular Disease, where she advances clinical care and research. She works with an interdisciplinary team to improve outcomes for sports cardiology, heart failure, and inherited cardiomyopathy patients. She serves as chair of the Ambulatory Coordinating Council of Shared Leadership and contributes to the strategic goals of Stanford Health Care.
In addition to her coordinator role, Kathleen is an advisor to startups and established companies in the device and telehealth space, including Medtronic and Kencor Health. She manages key stakeholders while providing feedback focused on human-centered design and workflows. She relies on her strong clinical background formed by years of ICU work, in addition to her prior research career.
Before joining Stanford, Kathleen graduated summa cum laude from Florida State University with degrees in psychology and nursing. She worked at Yale University managing research projects and then Sharp Medical Center in San Diego as a medical ICU and code team nurse.
Kathleen is thrilled to join MCiM’s quest to ethically revolutionize healthcare. Her goal is to leverage technology to transform healthcare from sluggish and limited to inclusive and personalized. She believes technology can elevate healthcare and provide patients a deserved positive change.
Margaret Wenzlau is a Senior Manager at Clarify Health Solutions who has expertise in medical claims data, sales engineering and is passionate about
the creative use of data to drive health outcome improvements.
Maria was born in Russia, raised in the United Kingdom and is now starting this new chapter of her life in the US with her husband, a dog and a cat.
Maria is an Internal Medicine doctor in the UK and Member of the Royal College of Physicians, with 5 years of clinical experience. Maria has a BSc in Medical Sciences with Management, and Medical Degree from Imperial College London, graduating with Distinction. She has presented both an national and international conferences on various subjects, and led the development and implementation of new hospital guidelines. After 2 years on the COVID19 frontline, she is taking a break from clinical medicine and focusing on further developing her management skills, to be better positioned as a leader equipped with the necessary knowledge, experience, tools and global network to spearhead change, delivering a more equitable healthcare that is able to withstand whatever pandemic may come our way. Maria holds a cooking diploma and in her spare time enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and trying out new recipes on her friends and family.
Megan is a Manager on the Research and Evaluation team at Unite Us, a technology-based company committed to bridging health
and social care. Through its social care platform, Unite Us connects healthcare, government, and community stakeholders, enabling them to send referrals, address individuals’ health and social needs, and track outcomes. The Research and Evaluation team at Unite Us is dedicated to evaluating the effectiveness of social care investments, and driving evidence-based decision-making to improve community health and advance health equity.
Megan attended The George Washington University, where she received her BA in Political Science. She spent a year in Cape Town, South Africa working with the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, where she developed a healthcare transition program for perinatally infected adolescents and supported studies on new HIV biomedical prevention technologies. She continued her work in infectious disease at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, where she spent several years conducting clinical research on acute respiratory illness and gastroentroenterovirus, studies funded by CDC and NIH. In 2019, Megan joined Unite Us as a Network Health Manager for the Northern California region before becoming a founding member of the company’s Research and Evaluation team. In her spare time, Megan enjoys listening to podcasts, reading James Baldwin, and attending live jazz concerts. She loves to travel and hopes to become fluent in Italian.
Moon Lee, MD MPH is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed her emergency medicine residency at
University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA. After residency, she completed a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Hasbro Children’s Hospital/Brown University. She is the Associate Vice Chair for the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Quality Director for the pediatric emergency department at Stanford Hospital. Her professional interests include health equity, advancing women in academic medicine, quality and safety, simulation education, and emergency care of pediatric patients in general emergency departments.
Nick Quiroz Cruz
Nick is focused on developing valuable information that improves departmental and patient outcomes.
He is currently a senior business reporting analyst at Stanford Health Care, where he provides clinical and financial informatics to ambulatory service line leaders. Nick is passionate about bridging the gap between data and information at his organization, by showing others how to leverage BI tools effectively. Nick graduated from CSU East Bay in 2021 with a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration, and in 2019, graduated SJSU with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Nick is fueled by a desire to develop solutions for the plethora of problems the health care industry faces. His professional interests include data management, increasing interoperability, and reconciling reports. When not working, Nick enjoys mountain biking with his father, playing Yu-Gi-Oh with his friends, and naps with his cat, Fred.
Peter Feinberg is a husband, father, and technology junkie. He has been in the technology industry for the last 25+ years.
Peter started his career during the Dotcom boom at Netscape and during the inception of a few other Internet pioneers. He is an early adopter, and, during downtime, read as much as possible about emerging technologies. Peter has been studying mobile trends, technology, and adoption since the early days of mobile and IoT, before Apple and Google, when Windows Mobile was the new trend. Throughout his career, he has worked to become proﬁcient in multiple areas of technology, such as support, project management, development, QA, design, and strategy. Peter earned a degree in Information Technology to continue to round out his technology background. This all led him to a love of Product Management. Eight years ago, while his wife was in school studying nursing, Peter realized his passion is in health care, so decided to take his years of technology experience to the healthcare industry. Through technology, we can not only elevate healthcare to the cutting edge, but can also take this advanced healthcare technology to everyone, regardless of economic status or situation.
Rachel Pedreira grew up in the Seattle area and attended Stanford University for her undergraduate education where she majored in Human Biology.
She attends the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is currently a resident physician in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford Hospital. She is interested in clinical outcomes research particularly in the fields of hand and reconstructive microsurgery. In her free time, Rachel enjoys Peloton classes, puzzles, skiing, and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Shikha leads strategy and operations for several cross-sector initiatives on the Global Digital Health Technology team at Johnson & Johnson.
The Health Tech team brings operational experience from Silicon Valley and leverages technology to innovatively address health and wellness challenges at a global scale. Prior to Johnson & Johnson, Shikha was a management consultant at Bain & Company, where she supported clients in healthcare, private equity, technology, and media. Shikha is also a trained leadership coach working towards her Associate Certified Coach credential and serves on the board of the Rice Center for Career Development. Shikha graduated from Rice University, where she was a Trustee Distinguished Scholar, in 2019 with a BA in Computer Science and minors in Biochemistry and Business. In her free time, Shikha enjoys exploring new restaurants, indoor rock climbing, reading, and, most of all, cuddling her rescue dog, Kona!
Shiqin joins the MCiM program with a decade of experience in education and public policy. She is passionate about equal access to health
care and innovation at the intersection of healthcare, technology, and business. Shiqin is the Senior Manager, Courses and Global Programs at Stanford Biodesign Center. She works closely with faculty to design and implement Biodesign courses on health tech innovation. She is also responsible for managing Biodesign global programs, including fellowship programs in Japan and Singapore. Prior to joining Stanford, Shiqin served as Director of China Programs for Global Training Initiatives at North Carolina State University, helping clients across regulator, provider, and pharmaceutical industries design learning solutions.
Shiqin has long been committed to diversity and recognizes the barriers faced by women, racial minorities, and socioeconomically disadvantaged groups. Before higher education, she founded an afterschool program to expose more underrepresented minorities to the STEM field. This program was funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Shiqin earned an MPA from North Carolina State University and a BA in English with minor in Law from CUPL (Beijing).
Teja is the Translational Research Manager of the Molecular Surgery Program at Stanford Ophthalmology.
Since starting as a Clinical Research Coordinator in 2018, Teja has developed and managed the department's biorepository as well as the genetic testing program at Byers Eye Institute. He has established research partnerships with external institutions, provided regulatory support for gene therapy trials, and co-authored publications on retinal diseases.
Teja received his B.Sc. in human biology from the University of California, San Diego. Before joining the Stanford School of Medicine, he studied longevity and well-being at the Lifespan Development Lab in the Department of Psychology. Prior to Stanford, Teja worked as an EMT in Southern California transporting critical care patients.
As a strong proponent of interdisciplinary education, Teja has completed additional degrees in philosophy and psychology to expand his perspective. He is excited to share his diverse experiences with his MCiM cohort and to learn how healthcare delivery can be catalyzed through emerging technologies and strategic management.
Teja believes in humanity’s potential for scientific discovery through space exploration. He hopes to innovate human health research as it applies to long-duration spaceflight missions. When he’s not gazing up at the stars, Teja can be found firmly on the ground with his dog Indy at their Tiny House in San Jose.
Amanda is an investor on the Health Team at Emerson Collective, a social change organization founded by Laurene Powell Jobs that leverages policy, philanthropy, and venture investing
to renew some of society’s most calcified systems through innovation. The venture arm of the Health Team primarily makes early stage investments in the oncology space -the narrow focus enabling their deep and targeted network, robust set of capabilities, and unique insight into the future of cancer care. Amanda also serves as the co-lead for the Healthcare Vertical at the Emerging Venture Capital Association, and as a judge and board member for the US Figure Skating Association. Prior to Emerson Collective, Amanda studied neuroscience at Brown University -working in the Assad Lab on the optogenetic investigation of neural rhythms and learning, as an EMT, and co-founded a cystic fibrosis focused company that reduces bacterial growth on nebulizers. In her free time, you will find her hiking with her pug, ice skating, and slowly progressing towards her private pilot’s license!
Ashwin Nayak is currently a third-year Internal Medicine resident physician at Stanford. This summer, he will join the faculty of Stanford’s Department of Medicine
as a Clinical Assistant Professor, where he will practice clinically as an academic hospitalist. Dr. Nayak is passionate about using artificial intelligence and digital health to provide high-value care. He has deep research and technical experience in these domains. In medical school, he created a mobile application to improve medication adherence in patients with cancer. Recently, he developed a deep learning algorithm that accurately diagnoses pericardial effusion on echocardiography videos.
Currently, he is running a novel digital health clinical trial that is investigating the use of a voice assistant to manage insulin in patients with diabetes. Dr. Nayak’s clinical training has provided him with a valuable perspective on the important problems in today’s healthcare system and his research experience has shown him how technology can be leveraged to implement innovative patient and provider-facing solutions. He is excited to join the inaugural class of MCiM and learn with and from a diverse cohort of peers.
Bernardita Guridi Ruiz-Tagle
Bernardita is an Industrial Engineering with experience in hospital management. Before coming to the US in 2018, she worked in a leading tertiary hospital in
Chile developing performance improvement initiatives for clinical and administrative services. She defines her role as “being a bridge” at the intersection of technology and healthcare delivery, connecting both worlds to use technology tools effectively. She continues collaborating with Chilean Healthcare Institutions by advising health-tech startups in mentoring sessions. Her professional interests include new clinical care models, health IT implementation, and data management.
Brian grew up nearby in Union City, CA. He received a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, MO (2013), an MD from Northwestern University (2020),
and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering also from Northwestern University (2018). He then completed his internship in General Surgery at Stanford (2021). Currently, Brian is a Stanford Ophthalmology Advanced Research (SOAR) resident and postdoctoral fellow at Stanford, working with Professor Alf Dubra in the Department of Ophthalmology. His research interest is to develop better techniques to image the human eye in health and disease. Specifically, he is studying new retinal imaging devices that can achieve the highest attainable resolution in the eyes of patients. Outside of research and medicine, Brian enjoys working out, martial arts, and trying new restaurants in the Bay Area.
Over the past 20 years Carlene has been fortunate to gain a strong foundation of clinical experience from working in the ICU/CCU, Home Health, and Ambulatory Clinic with environments that
include telemedicine, remote patient monitoring for implanted devices and digital health. She was recently an Operations Manager at Stanford Healthcare, for the past 2 ½ years, within the Cardiovascular Health Service Line overseeing the Cardiodiagnostics department and Arrhythmia Service. A large degree of her work has been involved with clinical platform integrations with the EMR and development of the operational foundation for implementation. She has a deep passion for blending and maximizing digital health and technology to provide value-based care, elevating patient engagement, improving quality and outcomes and developing operational strategies with hopes to improve equity and access for patients. She finds herself to also be a relentless leader who leads with compassion, empathy and is a strong supporter for the expansion of Womxn as healthcare leaders. COVID19 has been such a historic moment in history thus far, and Carlene is extremely excited how it continues to serve as the catalyst for technology and innovation for the healthcare ecosystem.
Faraz grew up in Northern California, went to UC Davis as an undergraduate, then University of Wisconsin for medical school. He completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of
Nebraska. He is currently active duty with the Air Force, and is stationed at Beale AFB (near Sacramento) right now. Faraz is the CMIO, medical director, and public health emergency officer (thanks, COVID). He recently deployed to Kuwait working in a similar capacity and is excited to be back to his wife and three children.
Elyse Ruan is a senior consultant on the Digital Health Care Integration (DHCI) team at Stanford Health Care. She is passionate about driving strategic transformations to advance healthcare
innovations and improve patient experience. Prior to joining Stanford, she works as a management consultant across payer, provider, and biotech sectors in both developed and emerging markets. When not working, Elyse enjoys reading, traveling, chasing sunsets, and petting other people’s dogs.
Janine is the Stanford Biobank Manager with extensive experience in multi-site and local sample repository management. Her focus is on supporting efficient clinical and laboratory
workflows to capture data and maintaining sample quality across the 200+ active clinical research projects. Janine’s goal is to use biobanking to boost scientific productivity by establishing a searchable platform where self-governed catalogs of samples can be automatically annotated with clinical (EMR, EDC, etc.) and molecular ‘omics’ data. She is also working towards creating an institutional biobank. This effort will become a national resource in clinical research samples and a platform to educate and build trust with the broader and underrepresented community. She hopes that more people will want to be involved with research to contribute to a better tomorrow. Janine is eager to explore the future possibilities of using AI in biobanking. Her favorite pastimes are coaching and playing women’s lacrosse, hiking, reading, and binge-watching a good TV series. Janine is honored to be a member of the inaugural MCiM class and is looking forward to learning, developing, and collaborating with her cohort and MCiM faculty.
Hiroshi is currently the Director of Redevelopment Office for Showa University Fujigaoka Hospital and from 2016-2020 was Vice President, Showa University Hospital. He led sixty anesthesiologists,
intensivists, and pain physicians and covered four university-affiliated hospitals. As vice-president, in charge of safety management, infection control, quality management of care and patient services. He introduced the tele-medicine ICU system to cover five critical care units in two hospitals, which are the first in Asia, and was assigned as the director of redevelopment project of the town of Fujigaoka, the joint development with railroad company, Tokyu, and the municipal government, the City of Yokohama.
Katie Kippley is best known for her curious mind and her ability to ask hard, thought-provoking questions. These qualities have led her to pursue two vastly different roles in her early career.
As an alumna of Bentley University, known for its world-renowned Accountancy program, she completed a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Katie is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and began her career as an Audit Associate at PwC. She spent two formative years at the Big Four firm, where she had a tremendous impact on her teams by designing innovative automation solutions that saved her co-workers hundreds of hours in associate time. This allowed her teams to focus on more analytical tasks and riskier audit areas. From there, she followed her passions for technology and innovation to Pegasystems, a global customer engagement and operations management software company. As a Solutions Consultant at Pega, she spends her time critically thinking about how low- and no-code software solutions can crush complexity and provide meaningful business outcomes to clients in all different industries.
Throughout her college coursework, as well as in her experiences as an auditor and solutions consultant, Katie has always been most drawn to the opportunities and projects that directly impact society in an innately positive manner. Her most rewarding client experiences in her current role are within the Healthcare industry. As the daughter of a life-long nurse, Katie believes that one of the most direct ways that she can help those around her is by working to improve the systems that impact our collective health. Outside of her professional endeavors, Katie is an avid reader, and has spent much of her leisurely reading time diving headfirst into some of the most challenging topics in healthcare. You can also find her spending some of that free time cycling away on her Peloton, attending a hip-hop dance class, or taking a weekend trip to conquer a hike. She intends to take her passion for the industry and join in on the efforts to provide a higher quality healthcare experience for all.
Joe Gayk joins the MCiM program with a decade of experience in health professions education and regulatory affairs. He serves as the Director of Strategic Initiatives for Medical Education in the Stanford
School of Medicine where, among other initiatives, he is developing a new quality improvement system for the medical school. In his spare time, Joe serves as a program development consultant. He is excited to harness his experience in the MCiM program to develop expertise in designing effective improvement systems and utilizing new technologies, all to support a more equitable and efficient health care system.
Matthew is a healthcare leader with 15 years of experience in Strategy and Operations, Revenue Cycle Management, IT Portfolio Management, Digital health strategy, and Population
Health. He currently serves as the Director of Ambulatory Systems and Services at Stanford Healthcare overseeing technology deployments across Oncology, Transplant and Ambulatory clinical areas. Most recent projects include expansion of digital health solutions (video visits and e-consults) to the broader SHC ecosystem, implementing a precision medicine solution for the Oncology molecular tumor board and optimizing referrals across the enterprise. Prior to Stanford, Matthew worked at Deloitte within their Strategy and Operations practice where he advised health systems across the country on a wide variety of initiatives including mergers and acquisitions, market development initiatives, total cost of ownership models etc. Before Deloitte, Matthew was at Accenture within their Healthcare Center of Excellence. He holds a Masters in Management degree from the Duke Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelors in Engineering from University of Calicut, India.
Madeleine recently transitioned into the healthcare technology industry, where she works to optimize patient and provider experiences on the company's telemedicine platform. Prior to
that, she was working in healthcare marketing/advertising, where she helped to oversee the digital tactic creation across an oncology campaign portfolio. She is passionate about leveraging technology to improve costs, quality, and access to healthcare. Madeleine graduated from Barnard College in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Natalie is a practicing cardiologist and digital health entrepreneur. Working at the National Heart Centre Singapore, she is qualified in cardiac computed tomography and echocardiography.
She is Lead and part of the founding team of the Cardiac CT laboratory in which she practices. Her clinical interests are in cardiometabolic disease and multimodal cardiac imaging.
Natalie is also Co-Founder and Medical Advisor of WhiteCoat Global, a digital healthcare start-up incorporated in 2017 and the first Telehealth provider recognized by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Singapore. WhiteCoat was founded to address gaps she had witnessed at the forefront of clinical practice as a resident in training, and is firmly anchored by the mission to provide accessible, appropriate and affordable care, leveraging the power of technology to overcome inefficiencies and maximise outcomes across borders. Currently WhiteCoat is Singapore's leading digital health provider, in an exciting and increasingly competitive space.
She is concurrently pursuing an Executive Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the National University of Singapore.
Natalie’s work straddles both public and private healthcare sectors, and is driven by the conviction that innovation matched with good governance and standards of care are especially relevant in a pandemic world which has seen dramatic changes in the healthcare landscape and accelerated adoption of digital solutions globally. As part of the inaugural Masters in Clinical Informatics Management (MCiM) cohort, she is excited to connect with like-minded individuals keen to drive sustainable and scalable change in healthcare ecosystems.
Megan graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a major in Jewish Studies and a minor in Computer Science. She has been working at the healthcare tech company Flatiron Health for the last
5 years where she manages a team of Technical Solutions Engineers. Megan currently lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with her Mini Australian Shepherd, Leroy. In her free time, she enjoys reading and exploring the city. She is looking forward to learning more about the healthcare technology landscape, and specifically is interested in understanding the many interoperability challenges facing healthcare systems today.
Rasika Surpali is an Imaging Informatics Manager at Stanford Children's, who believes that healthcare challenges of our era, demand a systems approach, requiring hybridization of ideas
between medicine and technology. She manages imaging operations in Pediatric Cardiology, leads process improvement initiatives, collaborates with interdisciplinary teams to identify, and develop imaging informatics solutions to improve patient care. Having spent nearly a decade in industry and healthcare organizations, her varied experiences enable her to uniquely navigate complex customer-vendor relationships, understand organizational motivations and make suitable recommendations to help achieve organizational goals. As a firm believer in educational equity, she enjoys developing science coursework content for middle school students in rural India and loves travelling. Rasika holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication from SDM College of Engineering and Technology, India and a Master of Science degree in Bioengineering from Clemson University, USA.
Rachna Saralkar has been working in the Bay Area community for the last 6 years after completing her Psychiatry Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has built a breadth of
experience in mental health treatment through an outpatient community practice, inpatient service, psychiatric emergency services, and consult liaison, both in-person and via tele-medicine. She enjoys collaborative work, public speaking and education. Rachna is excited to leverage the technical, management and business skills from MCiM to improve quality and access to care for patients and transform the medical industry to a sustainable model for physicians.
Samantha Alexander Mourrain
Sam is a Stanford Children’s Health nurse trained in Critical Care - adult, pediatric and neonatal, currently nurse coordinator to a team of 14 multidisciplinary specialist
healthcare providers centered on pediatric cardiology. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, she received her degree in nursing at Anglia University Cambridge and then served in Her Majesty’s Royal Navy as a Naval Nurse in the UK. For the past 16 years Sam has been working in both adult and children services at Stanford hospitals.
Sam has an interactive role at the Stanford Immersive Learning Center as the critical care nurse in the Simulation Lab learning and working with interactive technology. She serves on Stanford Children’s Health Shared Governance as vice chair of the Technology and Informatics Council that encompasses planning, building and implementing electronic medical record (EMR) modifications. Annually, working with Operation Mobilization she goes to several regions in India as part of a medical team to provide vital care and medicines to the dalites (untouchables).
She has been working at the forefront of nursing for more than 3 decades and is fascinated by the rapidly increasing and evolving use of informatics and technology that is now transitioning into the patient’s hands and its incorporation into activities of daily living. Sam is empowered to engage in the transformation of the medical industry.
Robin is an experienced entrepreneur and has years of professional experience in team management, product design, and strategy development in consumer technology and wellness sectors. She received her B.S. from Cornell University.
Susan Ruyu Qi, MD, is an Ophthalmology Resident (PGY4) from Canada. She is passionate about innovation in medicine, particularly the role of Artificial Intelligence in the field of ophthalmology.
In her spare time, she has completed the Machine Learning Certificate from Stanford on Coursera and is pursuing an online MBA program at Quantic School of Business. In residency, her research interest focused on Immediately Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery (ISBCS), Topography-guided LASIK outcomes, and the clinical trial of a novel retinal oximetry device, Zilia Ocular. Having grown up in Montreal, Canada and China, she is fully fluent in English, French and Mandarin Chinese, and works occasionally as a medical translator. She holds a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Université de Montréal.
Sarah is the Director of Product at Parsley Health, a telemedicine company focused on treating chronic disease. Previously, she was a Product Manager at SurveyMonkey and an investment banker.
Her passion lies in nutrition and lifestyle changes to help improve chronic disease, after a years long process to recover from her own debilitating illness.
Vasu Divi, MD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University. He completed his medical school and residency at the University of Michigan,
and a fellowship in Head & Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston. He currently practices at the Stanford Cancer Center where he specializes in oral cavity cancer, advanced skin cancers, and head and neck reconstruction. He has a deep interest in healthcare quality and serves as the Medical Director of Quality at the Stanford Cancer Center, and the Chair of the Quality, Patient Safety, and Effectiveness Committee for Stanford Healthcare. He runs two clinical trials at Stanford for the use of immunotherapy in squamous cell skin cancers.
Tiffany Yu is a Management Consultant at Kaiser Permanente, where she focuses on utilization optimization, process improvement, and innovation for the largest health plan in California.
Previously, Tiffany served as a distinguished fellow for the National Institutes of Health and United States Department of Health and Human Services. Tiffany is passionate in improving health outcomes and quality of life, with past advocacy work centered in minority health, food security, Asian American mental health, and female leadership. She is nationally recognized as a Forbes Under 30 Scholar and a rising Gen-Z change-maker. Tiffany graduated cum laude from UC Berkeley with Bachelor’s Degrees in Data Science and Public Health with a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology. In her free time, she enjoys visiting art museums and trying new restaurants in the Bay Area. She is thrilled to join the inaugural cohort of Stanford’s Clinical Informatics Management Program!
Viveka is an experienced healthcare executive, lawyer and change leader. Her experience includes start-ups, getting projects unstuck, operationalizing,
commercializing and scaling innovative ideas, hiring talent, securing funding, strategy, and crisis management. With purpose, she brings ideas to fruition, builds partnerships and teams, and attracts investors. She thinks outside the box, sees opportunities in uncommon places, unveils common denominators across sectors and departments, builds trusting teams, and finds solutions to get past log-jams.
Viveka serves as an Advisor to ACCESS Health International and Integrum AB, is the western region lead for OPEN, a national network advancing health and social equity, and serves on the Maternal Child & Adolescent Health Advisory Board to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. She served as the CEO of the PDI Surgery Center for 14 years from its inception as a private-public partnership start-up, through an M&A, and scaling. Tapped from the practice of law, her strong communication skills helped articulate vision, raise private and government funds, recruit team, and launch PDI. PDI gained national recognition as a sustainable model for specialty services delivery.