Office of Medical Education (OME)

Our Mission:

The Office of Medical Education (OME) provides management and oversight of the MD curriculum, including courses, clerkships, medical student scholarship, assessment, programs, and evaluation.

OME team divisions:

Announcements and Updates:

AAMC Graduation Questionnaire (GQ) - The GQ has been approved by the American Institutes for Research Institutional Review Board and endorsed by student leaders of the AAMC Organization of Student Representatives, the American Medical Association Medical Student Section, the American Medical Student Association, and the American College of Physicians, Council of Student Members. If you have any questions regarding accessing the GQ, please contact the AAMC directly at

Who We Are (OME Contacts)

Faculty Leadership

Daniel Bernstein, MD

  • Associate Dean for Curriculum and Scholarship
  • (650)723-7913
  • Responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing the undergraduate medical curriculum and student research and scholarship; Supports faculty development activities and ensures high quality teaching; Chairs the Committee on Curriculum and Academic Policy (CCAP)

Rebecca Kate Miller-Kuhlmann, MD

  • Assistant Dean, Pre-Clerkship Education
  • (650) 723-6469
  • Oversees the pre-clerkship curriculum
  • Chairs the Pre-Clerkship Course Directors' committee

Tracy Rydel, MD

  • Assistant Dean, Clerkship Education
  • (650)723-9621
  • Oversees the clerkship curriculum
  • Chairs the Required Clerkship Directors' committee

Lars Osterberg, MD

Laurence Baker, PhD

  • Director, Medical Student Research and Scholarship
  • (650)723-4098
  • Oversees the Scholarly Concentration and Medical Scholars programs
  • Chairs the Scholarly Concentration Directors' committee

Preetha Basaviah, MD

John Kugler, MD

Administrative Oversight

Cynthia A. Irvine, M.Ed.

  • Associate Dean, Office of Medical Education
  • (650)723-1330
  • Oversees staff, financial and operational management for the MD curriculum
  • Oversees compliance with LCME standards for the educational program

Carol Taras

  • OME Administrative Coordinator
  • (650)        
  • Provides administrative support to leadership of the Office of Medical Education
  • Provides programmatic support for the activities of the Office of Medical Education

Brian Herman, MPA

  • Associate Director for Educational Standards
  • (650)725-4677
  • Manages compliance with and documentation of education-related LCME standards
  • Oversees affiliations/contracts with clinical training sites

Irina Russell, PhD

  • Director of Education Analytics
  • (650)736-2055
  • Oversees curriculum management system (Ilios)
  • Conducts research on curricular initiatives

Clinical Outreach and Education

Belinda Hernandez, MSW, Ed.D

  • Director, Cardinal Free Clinics
  • (650)723-6675
  • Provides operations administration for the Cardinal Free Clinics
  • Supports student learning related to clinic operations and management

Gabriela Perez-Frias

  • Cardinal Free Clinics Program Manager
  • (650)    
  • Provides administrative and operational support to faculty, staff, and students working and volunteering at the Cardinal Free Clinics
  • Assists in the coordination of curriculum and programs related to the educational experiences of Stanford students volunteering with the CFC program
  • Coordinates logistics for outreach activities, meetings, and events

MD Curriculum

Bahij Austin

  • Assistant Dean for Curricular Affairs
  • (650)725-2973
  • Oversees policies and procedures related to the required curriculum; manages the Committee on Curriculum and Academic Policy
  • Administrative oversight of curriculum re-design and implementation
  • Administrative Director for the Educators-4-CARE program

Madika Bryant, MA

  • Administrative Director, Practice of Medicine (POM)
  • Education Manager, POM Year 1
  • (650)723-5410
  • Provides administrative oversight of the Practice of Medicine (POM) course
  • Education manager for the first year POM course

Lisa Cedeño, MS

  • Clinical Skills Development Manager
  • Provides administrative oversight for the Early Clinical Engagement (ECE) Course, the Student Guidance Program (SGP) and the Educators-4-CARE (E4C) Program.

Mary Devega

  • Assistant Director of Clerkship Education
  • (650)725-4677
  • Provides administrative management of the clerkship curriculum, including existing and proposed clerkships and programs
  • Manages the Required Clerkship Directors' committee and oversees the Required Clerkship Coordinators' meetings

Sara Bishop

  • Education Manager, Practice of Medicine (POM) Year 2
  • Manages the second year Practice of Medicine course (POM)

Donald Matsuda, MD

  • Associate Director, Pre-Clerkship Education
  • (650)723-1337
  • Provides administrative management of the pre-clerkship curriculum
  • Manages the Pre-Clerkship Course Directors committee
  • Manages the centralized Teaching Assistant selection process

Melanie O’Brien, PhD

  • Science of Medicine (SOM) Course Manager
  • (650)498-4860
  • Manages SOM course content for Canvas and course syllabus
  • Provides support for all SOM lectures, labs, and exams
  • First point of contact for all issues related to SOM

Mohamed Sow, MD

  • Assistant Director, Curriculum Management
  • Analyst, Evaluation and Instructional Development
  • (650)723-5925
  • Provides administrative support across the curriculum, including curriculum working groups evaluations, instructional development and other educational initiatives

Ryan Downey, MS, PhD

  • Education and Assessment Specialist, Practice of Medicine (POM)
  • (650)
  • Managing Practice of Medicine course performance evaluations
  • Developing and advising Practice of Medicine course assessments and curriculum development

Medical Student Promotion

Jared Shields

  • Associate Director for Medical Student Advancement
  • (650)724-6837
  • Reviews the development and performance of each student on an ongoing basis in the areas of the fulfillment of academic, technical, and professional standards
  • Serves as point of contact for the Committee on Performance, Professionalism and Promotion (CP3)

Medical Student Research and Scholarship

Natalie Marino, MA

  • MedScholars Program Administrator, Medical Student Research and Scholarship
  • (650)723-0355
  • Provides administrative support for the Stanford Medical Scholars programs

Celina Ng, M.Ed.

  • Associate Director, Medical Student Research and Scholarship
  • (650)723-7817
  • Manages the Scholarly Concentration Program and Stanford Medical Scholars programs
  • Manages the Scholarly Concentration Directors' committee

Evaluation and Instructional Development

Kiranjit Brar, MS

  • Director, Evaluation and Instructional Development
  • (650)725-5934
  • Oversees research and evaluation of the required MD curriculum, including innovations and new initiatives
  • Manages staff and resources associated with implementing medical education research and evaluation plans
  • Chairs the Clerkship Evaluation Committee (CEC)

Audra Gallant

  • Associate Director for Evaluation
  • (650)721-3903
  • Oversees pre-clerkship and clerkship evaluations

  • Oversees evaluation management system (E*Value/MedHub)

Dakari Finister

  • Evaluation Research Analyst
  • Analyzes evaluation data for pre-clerkship and clerkship curriculum

Adam Hain, DET, MA Ed

  • Associate Director of Instructional Development
  • (650)736-7227
  • Leads the Evaluation and Instructional Development team’s collaboration efforts related to instructional support
  • Works with faculty and course administrators to identify and/or create instructional resources and best practices in the service of improvement of course design and instruction