Associate Dean for PA Education
Sue Fernandes, MHP, LPD, PA-C
Dr. Fernandes is a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Divisions of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine. She completed her PA education at Northeastern University, where she also received a master's degree and a doctorate in law and policy, with a concentration in health policy. Dr. Fernandes has held numerous leadership positions in her 27-year career. She is currently the Associate Dean for PA Education and the Program Director for the Master of Science in PA Studies program. When not providing leadership for PA education at Stanford, Dr. Fernandes provides care to adolescent and adult survivors of congenital heart disease and dedicates time to research focused on improving access to specialized healthcare for adult survivors of pediatric disease.
Andrew Nevins, MD
Dr. Nevins is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease and has more than a decade of medical education experience at Stanford. He completed medical school at Cornell University, and did his internal medicine residency as well as his Infectious Disease Fellowship at Stanford. Dr. Nevins has held numerous leadership positions within the Stanford School of Medicine. In addition to being Medical Director of the MS in PA Studies program, he is also the Medical Director of the Standardized Patient Program at Stanford. Dr. Nevins also serves as the Chair of the California Consortium for the Assessment of Clinical Competence, a group of clinicians and medical educators from all nine California medical schools
Associate Program Director
Rhonda Larsen, MHS, PA-C
Ms. Larsen is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology. She completed her PA education at Duke University, where she also recieved a master's degree in health science. Ms. Larsen has held numerous leadership positions in her long career, including Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Research in the Department of Medicine at Duke University, where she was also clinically active caring for heart failure patients. In addition to her leadership role in PA education at Stanford, she also supports clinical research efforts in the area of brain trauma.
Associate Medical Director
Jenny Aronson, MD
Dr. Aronson is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. She attended medical school at New York Medical College and completed her internal medicine residency at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, where she also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Aronson completed her Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Stanford, where she did additional specialized training in infections that affect the immunocompromised host. After joining the Stanford Faculty she was awarded the Kenneth L. Vosti Teaching Award, in recognition of her dedication to teaching and enthusiasm for advancing medical education. In addition to her work with the MSPA program, Dr. Aronson provides clinical care to patients with bone and joint infections, as well as infections associated with transplants or immunosuppressive therapies.