Combined Pediatrics-Medical Genetics Residency

Program Highlights

  • Diverse clinical exposure: trainees work with patients of all backgrounds with a wide range of genetic disorders
  • Strong clinical and research opportunities within genetics as well as across the School of Medicine
  • Onsite clinical genetics laboratories (biochemical, cytogenetics, molecular, genomics)
  • Integration across both Pediatrics and Medical Genetics programs all 4 years

Program Leadership

Pediatrics-Medical Genetics Residency Program Director

David A. Stevenson, MD

Dr. Stevenson is board certified in both pediatrics and medical genetics.  While he sees various types of genetic disorders in clinic, he has particular interest in disorders of Ras/MAPK pathway.  As program director of the Medical Genetics and Combined Pediatrics-Medical Genetics Residency programs, Dr. Stevenson works closely with trainees to ensure they are able to achieve their individual goals within the program.  In his free time, he enjoys hiking and spending time with family.

Pediatrics Residency
Associate Program Director

Lahia Yemane, MD

Dr. Yemane (Associate Program Director, Advising, Career Development, Recruitment, Diversity and Inclusion) is a Clinical Assistant Professor in General Pediatrics and her educational interests include teaching patient-centered care in the primary care setting, how to optimize the continuity clinic experience for both trainees and patients, and diversity and inclusion.  More She is the co-director of the Stanford Medicine LEAD (Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity) Program and current chair of the URM in Pediatric GME learning community for the Association of Pediatric Program Directors. She is the advising APD for the class of 2022 and combined Pediatrics-Medical Genetics Track.


Pediatrics-Medical Genetics Associate Program Director

Annie Niehaus, MD

Dr. Niehaus joined the Medical Genetics faculty in 2023, shortly after graduating from Stanford's Medical Genetics and Genomics residency program.  Her primary academic interests relate to medical education, workforce development initiatives, variant interpretation, and the integration of rapid & broad genomic sequencing in the clinical setting.

Pediatrics Residency
Program Director

Carrie Rassbach, MD, MA Ed

Dr. Rassbach is the Program Director for the Pediatrics Residency Program and Combined Pediatrics-Anesthesia Residency Program. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Her educational interests include coaching, assessment and professional development of both learners and faculty.  More She is the past Fellowship Director for the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship at Stanford and past Director of the Pediatrics Residency's Coaching Program.  Nationally, she is the past Chair of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors' Assessment Learning Community and is the outgoing Chair of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Directors' Executive Council. Previously, Carrie was also the Associate Program Director for the Pediatrics Residency Program and led the program's assessment program, Clinical Competency Committee, and Physician Scientist Track. Dr. Rassbach received her Master of Education from the Stanford Graduate School of Education and is a graduate of the Stanford School of Medicine's Rathmann Fellowship for Medical Education Research and the Academic Pediatrics Association's Educational Scholars' Program. In addition to working at Stanford, she loves spending time with her husband, four kids, and extended family in the area.


Fellowship Manager
Department of Pediatrics

Samuel DeKlerk, BA BS

Samuel is the Education Program Coordinator for Medical Genetics.  He manages the accreditation requirements and recruitment for the Combined Pediatrics-Medical Genetics Combined Residency Program.

Pediatrics-Medical Genetics Associate Program Director

Dena Matalon, MD

Dr. Matalon joined the Medical Genetics faculty in 2017.  As a recent graduate of a Combined Medical Genetics Residency program, she brings a unique perspective to program leadership.  In addition to organizing the didactic program, Dr. Matalon serves on the division wellness committee which focuses on creating events to support resident wellbeing and forge community within the division as a whole.

Pediatrics Residency
Program Manager

Carrie Johnson, MBA

Carrie Johnson is our incredible Pediatrics Residency Education Manager, who helps oversee program accreditation, office administration as well as our recruitment and program development.

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