Clinical Informatics Fellowship


The Clinical Informatics Fellowship at Stanford is an interdisciplinary program with participation of faculty from the Departments of Pediatrics, Pathology, Medicine, and others. The fellowship combines hands-on experience in applied informatics at a large academic institution with formal didactics. Each year, the class of fellows is expected to include trainees from a variety of clinical specialties.  

We accept both individuals interested in an academic career and those intending to pursue careers in community practice.  All fellows are encouraged to participate in resident teaching and research activities.

  • 2 years to complete program
  • 1 position offered annually by the Department of Pathology
  • Board certification: American Board of Preventive Medicine/Clinical Informatics
  • ACGME Accredited: Yes

Fellowship Rotations

Fellows rotate through the clinical informatics departments and participate in projects at Stanford Children’s Health, Stanford Health Care, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and Healthcare Research at Hewlett Packard Labs.  The curriculum includes formal, didactics through the distance learning program at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).  Additionally, opportunities to collaborate with graduate students and faculty in the Stanford biomedical informatics program are also available.


The Clinical Informatics Fellowship at Stanford accepts applications from candidates who are board certified or eligible for certification in Anatomic Pathology  by the American Board of Pathology.  Candidates should also qualify for a California medical license which must be obtained prior to the start of the fellowship.

All applications should include the following components:

  • Cover letter
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Current Curriculum Vitae


We ask that you have all your application materials submitted to this office by December 31, 18 months preceding the start of the fellowship.  Interviews typically start in late February.

Submit Application to

Brent Tan, MD, PhD
Co-Director of Clinical Informatics Fellowship in Pathology
Department of Pathology
300 Pasteur Drive, Lane 235
Stanford, CA 94305-5324