Who We Are

Linda M. Boxer, M.D., Ph.D.

Vice Dean of the School of Medicine 
Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor in the School of Medicine
Li Ka Shing Center, Office of the Dean, 3rd floor
P: (650) 724-6966  

Dr. Linda Boxer was appointed Vice Dean of Stanford University School of Medicine in September 2013. 

Dr. Boxer obtained her MD and PhD degrees at Stanford University. She was an intern and resident in internal medicine at Stanford and then did a hematology/oncology fellowship at Stanford. She joined the faculty at Stanford in the Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, and also held a position at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Dr. Boxer was the Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine for two years, and she was the Senior Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine for one year. 

From March 2004 until 2017 she was the Chief of the Division of Hematology, the director of the Clinical Investigator Pathway (the ABIM research pathway) in the Department of Medicine, and she was the hematology fellowship director for eight years. She has trained and mentored many physicians and physician scientists during this time. Dr. Boxer’s research interests focused on the mechanisms of deregulated expression of oncogenes by translation into the immunoglobulin locus in B cells lymphomas. She maintains a clinical practice in hematology with an interest in hematologic malignancies and consultative hematology.

Rania Sanford, EdD

Director of Faculty Professional Development
Alway Building M116-O
P: (650) 724-8006

Dr. Rania Sanford, Director of Faculty Professional Development, returned to the School of Medicine in April 2019 after six years as the University’s Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity (2009-2013). 

As the School’s internal faculty coach, she works with first-time leaders and principal investigators, mid-and late-career faculty undergoing personal and professional transition, and high-achievers working to develop their capacities to the next level.  Rania conducts confidential 360s reviews, and is certified in a number of psychometric assessments used in leadership development and management training. Dr. Sanford completed the Internal Coach Intensive for coaching certification at Columbia University and the Neuro-Leadership Institute coaching program offered at Stanford. In addition to executive coaching, Rania's practice areas include developing faculty professional development programs at the School, and working with unit leaders on strategic initiatives and planning.

Ellen J. Waxman, J.D.

Director, Faculty Relations
Alway Bldg Office M116-H
P: (650) 724-7743

Ellen Waxman has been the Director of Faculty Relations for the School of Medicine for the School of Medicine since November 2002. 

In her role, she addresses issues in the academic workplace, including respectful workplace, interpersonal conflict, sex harassment, discrimination, research misconduct and other policy violations. Ellen served as Ombudsperson for the School of Medicine (1995-1996) and the University (1996-2002). She earned her J.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982 and practiced law for fourteen years. In her roles at the University, she has counseled faculty and others on negotiation and management.