Two Stanford Medicine professors join the National Academy of Medicine

Bonnie Maldonado and Kristy Red-Horse join distinguished society of physicians.

Bonnie Maldonado and Kristy Red-Horse

The National Academy of Medicine has elected two professors at Stanford Medicine to its membership.

They are among the 90 regular members and 10 international members elected this year to the academy, which provides policymakers, professionals, business leaders and the public with independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on issues related to health and the biomedical sciences.

An academy committee selects new members each year from a list of nominees. Members are chosen based on their professional qualifications and accomplishments as shown through their publications and research grants.

Bonnie Maldonado, MD, a professor of pediatrics and of epidemiology and population health, senior associate dean of faculty development and diversity, and the Taube Professor in Global Health and Infectious Diseases, was elected for her contributions in the epidemiology and control of pediatric infectious diseases, including polio and measles elimination from the Americas, prevention of maternal-infant HIV transmission, and the national COVID-19 pandemic response.

Kristy Red-Horse, PhD, an associate professor of biology in the Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences and a professor at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, was elected for her research into how coronary vessels of the heart develop during embryogenesis and how they regenerate following cardiac injury. Her long-term goal is to discover novel developmental mechanisms while contributing knowledge toward the advancement of clinical treatments for cardiovascular disease.

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