Nicole Burwell, PhD, PA-C
Dr. Burwell is the Director of Pre-Clerkship Education and is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care. Dr. Burwell previously served as a member of the PA program leadership team at George Washington University for more than 8 years. Dr. Burwell is a seasoned clinical PA with over twenty years of experience in Internal Medicine and Occupational Health. She completed her PA training at George Washington University where she earned a MSHS. She also holds a Ph.D. from Howard University School of Pharmacy and Allied Health. Her research interests include Health Disparities and Nutritional Sciences with a focus on the pivotal role it plays in cardiovascular disease.
Eric Ip, Pharm.D., APh, BCPS, CSCS, CDCES, FCSHP
Dr. Ip is the Director of Student Scholarship and is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care. Dr. Ip received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from UC Davis, his Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from UCSF School of Pharmacy, and completed his post-graduate residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. He established and currently co-leads the Diabetes/Cardiovascular Management Program as a clinical pharmacist at Kaiser Permanente Mountain View Medical Offices. Additionally, Dr. Ip serves as the Director of the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists Advanced Practice Pharmacist (APh) Certificate Program. Dr. Ip is one of the leading researchers in anabolic steroids and performance enhancing drugs.
Courtney Nelson, MMS, PA-C
Ms. Nelson is the lead Educator-4-Care and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care. She completed her PA education in the Stanford/Foothill College Primary Care Associate Program and received a Master of Medical Science Degree from St. Francis University. She has been practicing clinically and working in PA education for 6 years. Her clinical experience includes cardiac intensive care, trauma and acute care surgery, and urgent care medicine. When not working with the MSPA program she works in the adult cardiac intensive care unit at Stanford Hospital.
Hannah Wright, MMS, PA-C
Ms. Wright is the Co-Director of Clerkshiop Education and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care. She completed her PA education in the Stanford/Foothill College Primary Care Associate Program and received a Master of Medical Science Degree from St. Francis University. She has been practicing clinically since 2010 and working in PA education since 2018. Her clinical experience includes internal medicine, family medicine, women’s health, and urgent care. She is passionate about diversity initiatives, and belongs to the diversity, equity and inclusion committee of the MSPA program, called BE HEARD (Belonging, Empathy, Health Equity, Anti-Racism, and Diversity). When not working with the MSPA program, she works at the Stanford Express Care Clinic.
Sampath Wijesinghe, DHSc, AAHIVS, PA-C
Dr. Wijesinghe the Co-Director of Clerkship Education and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care. He is also the Clinical Site Director for the Central Valley California region. He completed his PA education at Union College where he received a Master's in PA Studies. He also has a Master's in Management Information Systems from the University of Nebraska, and a Doctor of Health Science degree with an emphasis in Global Health from A.T. Still University. Dr. Wijesinghe completed an HIV and AIDS Clinical Fellowship at UCSF Fresno; he has been a HIV/AIDS specialist 6 years and has worked in primary care medicine for over ten years, primarily in under-served communities. He has been involved in medical education for 7 years. His clinical interests include primary care medicine, HIV medicine, and global health.
Charlene Chow, MPAS, PA-C
Ms. Charlene Chow is a principal faculty member. She completed her PA education at Oregon Health and Science University in 2013, where she received a master's degree in PA Studies. She completed an Advanced Practice Provider Administrative Fellowship at Stanford Health Care in 2022, and currently works in dermatology.