Schedule a Meeting with Your Academic Advisor

To schedule an advising meeting, please click on your assigned advising dean below and follow the instructions that come up. It's fast and easy! In addition to general advice students may solicit from their advisor, specific advising topics and key times that we recommend students to meet with their advisor are listed below. Before scheduling an advising meeting, please review the corresponding questionnaire and agenda items. In the online scheduling form, please attached the completed questionnaire and an updated CV. For any questions or technical difficulties, please contact Advising Manager Ray Jackman at (650) 724-9622 or

Your primary advisor will typically know you best, develop a longitudinal understanding of your interests and development in medical school, and be able to advise you on academic and career issues. However, each advisor has a different area of expertise, please contact Ray Jackman if you would like to schedule a meeting with another advisor. Please visit the homepage to learn more about our team of advising deans.  

N. Nounou Taleghani MD, PhD

Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Dean for Academic Advising 


Yasmin Owusu MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Dean for Academic Advising


Sumit A. Shah MD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Oncology and Assistant Dean for Academic Advising


Darren Salmi MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery- Anatomy and Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology and Assistant Dean for Academic Advising

Michael Gisondi MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Assistant Dean for Academic Advising