People

Leadership

Bryant Lin, MD,  MEng, Director

Clinical Professor, Med/Primary Care and Population Health

Jacqueline Genovese, MFA, MA Executive Director

Medical Humanities and the Arts Program

Laurel S. Braitman, PhD Director of Writing and Storytelling 

Adjunct Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Christy Hartman, MA Program Manager 

Medical Humanities and the Arts Program

Christopher Costanza, Associate Director for Music 

  • Artist in Residence, Music

Lauren Toomer, MFA Associate Director for Visual Art

Lecturer, Art & Art History

Lauren Edwards, MD Associate Director for Education

Clinical Assistant Professor, Med/ Primary Care and Population Health

 

Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD Physician-Journalist in Residence

Clinical Assistant Professor, Med/ Primary Care and Population Health

Malathi Srinivasan, MD, Associate Director for Faculty Fellowship

Clinical Professor, Med/Primary Care and Population Health

Laura Wittman, PhD, Associate Director for University and International Partnerships

  • Associate Professor, French and Italian

Cynthia Nguyen, MD Associate Director for Cross Cultural Communication

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science 

Yeuen Kim, MD MAS Associate Director for Narrative Medicine and gallery-based workshops

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Med/Primary Care and Population Health

Michael Nedelman, MD Co-Director for Health Equity Media Fellowship

Medical Humanities and the Arts Program

Eli Cahan MD, Associate Director for Health Equity Media Fellowship

Medical Humanities and the Arts Program

Alyssa Burgart, MD, MA Associate Director for Symposium

Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Clinical Associate Professor (By courtesy), Pediatrics

Aleta Hayes, MFA Associate Director for Dance

Senior Lecturer, Theater and Performance Studies

Founder and artistic director of the Chocolate Heads Movement Band

Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, MD Associate Director for Heartfulness Program

Adjunct Professor, Med/SPRC - Health and Human Performance

Benny Gavi, MD, MTS Director of Faculty Literature and Medicine 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine 

Jennifer Pien, MD Director of Pegasus Physician Writers

Clinical Associate Professor, General Psychiatry and Psychology

Terrance Yan, MMus, MBA, Conductor and Associate Director for the Stanford Medicine Orchestra 

Medical Humanities and the Arts Program

Minseung Choi, Conductor and Associate Director for the Stanford Medicine Chorus

PhD student in Neuroscience

Audrey Shafer, MD Founder 

Professor Emeritum, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine


Health Equity Media Fellows

Health Equity Media Fellow

2023-2024

Center for Biomedical Ethics and the Center for Asian Health and Research  

Health Equity Media Fellow

2023-2024

Center for Biomedical Ethics and the Center for Asian Health and Research 


Affiliated Faculty

Steve Asch, MD, MPH

 

Elizabeth Bailey, MD, MPH

Donald A. Barr, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Primary Care and Population Health

Clinical Associate Professor, Dermatology

Professor (Teaching), Pediatrics, Professor (Teaching) (by courtesy), Graduate School of Education

 

Jonathan Berger, DMA

Denning Family Provostial Professor, Department of Music

 

Helen Bronte-Stewart, MD, MSE

John E. Cahill Family Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences

Director, Stanford Movement Disorders Center (SMDC)

Martin Bronk, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery 

 

Chris Chafe

 

James Chang, MD

Duca Family Professor, Department of Music



Chief, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) & Orthopedic Surgery Hand & Microsurgery 

 

 

Lauren Edwards, MD

Clinical Instructor, Medicine – General Medicine Disciplines

 

Diana Farid, MD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

 

Bruce Feldstein, MD

Adjunct Clinical Professor, Medicine – General Internal Medicine

Chaplain, Stanford University Medical Center

 

Diane Frank, MA

Lecturer, Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, Dance Division

 

Angela Garcia, PhD

Associate Professor, Anthropology

 

Benny Gavi, MD, MTS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine – General Medical Disciplines

 

Rona Giffard, PhD, MD

Professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, Emerita 

 

Julie Good, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

 

Steven Goodman, MD, PhD

Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research

Professor, Medicine and Health Research and Policy

 

Shireen N. Heidari, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship 

 

Stephen Hinton, PhD

 

 

 

Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities

Professor, Music

Robert K. Jackler, MD

Sewall Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology – Heat & Neck Surgery

PI, Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising

 

Lochlann Jain, PhD

 

Shaili Jain, MBchB (MD)

 



James Kahn, MD

Associate Professor, Anthropology

 

Medical Director, Primary Care- Behavioral Health Team, VA Palo Alto Health Care System Associative Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

 

Professor of Medicine (General Medical Disciplines)

 

Matthew Kohrman, PhD

Associate Professor, Anthropology

 

Jan Krawitz, MFA      

Professor, Art & Art History

 

Amy Ladd, MD

Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery (Hand Surgery) and, by courtesy, Medicine (Immunology & Rheumatology)

 

James Lock, PhD, MD

 

Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

 

Michael Marmor, MD

 

Professor, Ophthalmology

 

Daniel Mason, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

 

Yoshiko Matsumoto, PhD

Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and, by courtesy, Department of Linguistics

 

Susan K. McConnell, PhD

 

 



Anne Merritt, MD

 

 

Maren Monsen, MD

Susan B. Ford Professor of Humanities and Sciences, Department of Biology

Dunlevie Family University Fellow

 


Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

 


Founding Director, Program in Bioethics and Film
Sustaining Advisor, Medicine and the Muse Senior Research Scholar, Emerita

 

Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, Ed.D

Consulting Professor, Asian-American Studies

Lecturer, Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity

 

Alexander Nemerov, DPhil

Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities

Department Chair, Art & Art History

 

Andrew Nevins, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine – Infectious Diseases

 

Viet Nguyen, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology, Neurophysiology & Inoperative Monitoring

 

Josef Parvizi, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology at Stanford University Medical Center

 

VJ Periyakoil, MD

 

Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - General Medical Disciplines

Peggy Phelan, PhD

 


 

Jennifer Pien, MD

Ann O’Day Maples Professor in the Arts, Professor of Drama and of English

Denning Family Director, Stanford Arts Institute

 


Clinical Associate Professor for the Dept of Psychiatry & Assistant Director, Pegasus Physician Writers 

 

Asheen Rama, MD

 

 

Samuel Rodriguez, MD

 

Janice Ross, PhD

Clinical Instructor,  Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

 

Professor, Department of Theatre and Performance Studies

Director, Dance Division

Darren Salmi, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery – Anatomy and Pathology

 

Veronica Santini, MD, MA

Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

 

John Scandling, MD

Professor, Medicine and Nephrology

 

Erika Schillinger, MD

Professor, Medicine – General Medical Disciplines

 

Randall S. Stafford, MD, PhD

 

 

 

 

Hans Steiner, MD (In Memorium)



Matthew Stevenson, MD

 

 

Professor of Medicine – Stanford Prevention Research Center

Director, Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices

 

 

Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Director of Pegasus Physician Writers

 

Staff Physician and Resident Clinic Director

Clinical Assistant Professor, Affiliated 

Primary Care and Population Health

 

Sakti Srivastava, MBBS, MS

Associate Professor (Teaching), Surgery – Anatomy and, by courtesy, of Bioengineering

Chief, Division of Clinical Anatomy

Course Director: Art and Anatomy

 

Ali Tahvildari, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) [VAPAHCS], Rad/Body Imaging

 

Mickey Trockel, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

 

Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP

Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor, Medicine – Operations

Vice Chair for the Theory & Practice of Medicine

 

Jonah Willihnganz, PhD

Braden Lecturer, Narrative Art

Director, The Stanford Storytelling Project

 

Gail Wight, MFA

Associate Professor, Art & Art History

 

 

 

Sherry M. Wren, MD

Professor, Surgery (General Surgery)

 

Irvin D. Yalom, MD (In Memorium)

 

Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD

Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus

Physician-Journalist in Residence

Clinical Assistant Professor, Med/ Primary Care and Population Health


Founding Advisors

LaVera Crawley, MD, MPH

Palliative Care Chaplain, Alta Bates

 

Ramona Doyle, MD

Group Medical Director, Genentech


Honorary Advisory Board

Rafael Campo, MA, MD, D.Litt (Hon)

Associate Professor, Harvard School of Medicine

Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Humanism in Medicine Program

 

Eric Kandel, MD

Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University

Recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

 

Tobias Wolff, MA

The Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor, English

 

 

 

Visiting Faculty

Rafael Campo, MA, MD, D.Litt (Hon)

Position

Associate Professor, Harvard School of Medicine Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Humanism in Medicine Program

Winter/Spring 2012: recipient of a joint Stanford Humanities Center / SiCa fellowship for arts writers/practitioners, nominated by the Arts, Humanities and Medicine Program

Reading & Lecture by Dr. Rafael Campo March 1, 2012

Year of Visit

2012


LC Chan, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University Of Hong Kong
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Co-Director, The Centre for the Humanities and Medicine

2013


Therese Jones, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Director of the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program for the Center for Bioethics and Humanities
Invited Workshop Speaker: Recombinations: Art, Medicine, Bioscience; Stanford Humanities Center

2013


Lisa Wong, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Past President, Longwood Symphony Orchestra

2013


Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Medicine, New York University
Editor-in-Chief, Bellevue Literary Review

2014


Daniel Laforest, PhD

Associate Professor, French and Cultural Studies, Department of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies, U Alberta, Canada

2015


Rita Charon, MD, PhD

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Director, Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

2016


Julie Chen, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care (FMPC) and
Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education (IMHSE)
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
The University of Hong Kong

2016


Michael Hanne

Associate Professor and Founder of the Comparative Literature programme at The University of Auckland

2016


Marilyn McEntyre, PhD

Adjunct Professor in Medical Humanities, UC Berkeley-UC San Francisco Joint Medical Program

2016


Allan Peterkin, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the University of Toronto

Director, Health, Arts & Humanities Program, University of Toronto

2016


Ian Sabroe, MD

Professor of Inflammation Biology, Dept of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease, University of Sheffield

Churchill Fellow as Visiting Professor

2019


Koo Jeong Kang, MD

Professor Division of HBP Surgery, Department of Surgery

Keimyung University Dong-San Hospital

Visiting Professor

2022

 


JoAnna Mendl Shaw, MFA

Artistic Director of The Equus Projects and OnSite NYC

Adjunct Professor

2024

 

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