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.
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.
Sam is currently the Associate Director of Clinical Data Management at Lotus Clinical Research, a contract research organization (CRO) focused on providing services
primarily in the acute pain space. Sam has also served as the Director of Research Data Strategy and Governance at the Salla Treatment and Research Foundation since 2019 where he developed and launched the world’s first patient data registry focused on supporting global Free Sialic Acid Storage Disorder (FSASD) research in 2021.
Prior to working in clinical research, Sam served in the US Army Military Intelligence Corps for 10 years as an Intelligence Collector and Linguist, where he served at the National Security Agency/Central Security Service and various tactical units around the world.
His passions include full scope clinical data management, quality systems, and the development and delivery of sustainable, equitable, and affordable technical healthcare solutions. A disabled Army veteran himself, Sam also volunteers as a Mentor at American Corporate Partners, a nonprofit focused on assisting veterans during their transition out of the military and into the workforce.
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.