The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) is committed to fostering a rich community dedicated to advancing maternal and child health at Stanford. MCHRI has embraced numerous initiatives designed to promote rigorous and inclusive education and training of its members across Stanford. 

The Education Committee has been instrumental in driving educational initiatives, including its monthly seminar series and annual research symposium. MCHRI also partners with the Eureka Institute for Translational Medicine, a global community of multidisciplinary, translational professionals, to provide early-career development and mentoring to junior faculty. 

Recently, MCHRI launched the Drug & Device Development (D3) Service and offers rigorous training to support investigators in developing therapeutic and diagnostic devices to benefit mothers and children. 

Education & Training Opportunities

MCHRI Education Committee

Anthony Oro, MD, PhD
Chair of MCHRI Education Committee and Co-Director of MCHRI; Professor of Dermatology

Elizabeth Burgener, MD
Instructor, Pediatrics (Pulmonary Medicine)

Natalia Gomez-Ospina, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Medical Genetics and Stem Cell Transplantation)

Kelly Mahaney, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

Melissa Mavers, MD, PhD
Instructor in Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation)

Kara Meister, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology (Head & Neck Surgery Divisions)

Trung Pham, MD, PhD
Instructor, Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)


Thomas Robinson, MD, MPH
Professor, Pediatrics and Medicine

Ryan Christopher Padrez, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - General Pediatrics

Sriram Vaidyanathan, PhD
Instructor, Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation)

Virginia Winn, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology (Reproductive Biology)

Former Education Committee Members

  • Meena Kadapakkam, MD, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Manpreet K. Singh, MD, MS, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Michelle Monje, MD, PhD, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
  • Fan Yang, PhD, Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering