OME - Contacts

Faculty Leadership

Daniel Bernstein, MD

Associate Dean for Curriculum and Scholarship


  • 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)

Preetha Basaviah, MD

Assistant Dean, Pre-Clerkship Education


  • Oversees the pre-clerkship curriculum
  • Chairs the Pre-Clerkship Course Directors' committee

Tracy Rydel, MD

Assistant Dean, Clerkship Education


  • Oversees the clerkship curriculum
  • Chairs the Required Clerkship Directors' committee

Lars Osterberg, MD

Program Director, Educators-4-CARE

Co-Director, Teaching and Mentoring Academy


  • Oversees the Educators-4-CARE program
  • Co-directs the Teaching and Mentoring Academy

Laurence Baker, PhD

Director, Medical Student Research and Scholarship


  • Oversees the Scholarly Concentration and Medical Scholars programs
  • Chairs the Scholarly Concentration Directors' committee

Administrative Oversight

Cynthia A. Irvine, M.Ed.

Associate Dean, Office of Medical Education


  • Oversees staff, financial and operational management for the MD curriculum
  • Oversees compliance with LCME standards for the educational program

Nikia Earls

OME Program Coordinator


  • 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


  • Manages compliance with and documentation of education-related LCME standards
  • Oversees affiliations/contracts with clinical training sites

Irina Russell, PhD

Director of Education Analytics


  • Oversees curriculum management system (Ilios)
  • Conducts research on curricular initiatives

Clinical Outreach and Education

Belinda Hernandez, MSW, EdD

Managing Director, Cardinal Free Clinics


  • Provides operations administration for the Cardinal Free Clinics
  • Supports student learning related to clinic operations and management

Sara Duran

Cardinal Free Clinics Education and Operations Coordinator


  • 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


  • 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)


  • Provides administrative oversight of the Practice of Medicine (POM) course
  • Education manager for the first year POM course

Mary Devega

Assistant Director of Clerkship Education


  • 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

Audra Gallant

Education and Assessment Specialist, Practice of Medicine (POM)


  • Managing Practice of Medicine course performance evaluations
  • Developing and advising Practice of Medicine course assessments and curriculum development

Donald Matsuda, MD

Assistant Director, Pre-Clerkship Education


  • 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


  • 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

Laura Parra

Education Manager, Practice of Medicine (POM) Year 2


  • Manages the second year Practice of Medicine course (POM)

Lisa Cedeño, MS

Clinical Skills Development Coordinator


  • Provides administrative oversight for Early Clinical Engagement (ECE) and the Student Guidance Program (SGP).

Mohamed Sow, MD

Curriculum Program Manager


  • Provides administrative support across the curriculum, including curriculum working groups and other educational initiatives

Medical Student Promotion

Jared Shields

Medical Student Promotion Manager


  • 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


  • Provides administrative support for the Stanford Medical Scholars programs

Celina Ng

Assistant Director, Medical Student Research and Scholarship


  • Manages the Scholarly Concentration Program and Stanford Medical Scholars programs
  • Manages the Scholarly Concentration Directors' committee

Evaluation and Instructional Development

Kiranjit Brar

Director, Evaluation and Instructional Development


  • 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)

Claire Cioni

Associate Director for Evaluation


  • Oversees pre-clerkship and clerkship evaluations
  • Oversees evaluation management system (E*Value/MedHub)

Adam Hain, DET, MA Ed

Associate Director of Instructional Development


  • 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


Evaluation Research Analyst


  • Analyzes evaluation data for pre-clerkship and clerkship curriculum