Human Resources


The Department of Pathology Human Resources team is here to help staff, faculty, and students with guidance, resources and support during your tenure with us! We hope our website provides you with quick and easy references to your human resources inquiries.

Our purpose is to foster a work environment that develops, rewards and retains a talented, productive and diversified workforce. We aim to embed our work environment with our core values of accountability, collaboration, communication and positive impact. We work in partnership with staff and managers through all HR-related matters including recruitments, staff engagement, performance and learning & development opportunities. We want to support a culture of wellnessdiversity and inclusion, as well as encourage work-life balance while connecting you with the best that Stanford has to offer.

It is our goal to provide a work environment that is conducive to teaching and learning, research, the practice of medicine and patient care. Central to this is Stanford’s principle of a shared commitment among all members of the community to respect each person's worth and dignity.

We welcome your feedback on an ongoing basis - simply email Sochietta Kao: or Jordone Shane-Sánchez: with your suggestions. Please do not hesitate to contact our team with additional questions - we are here to help!

Resources for New Hires & Staff

Welcome to Pathology! We hope you are just as excited as we are to have you join our team!

We hope the resources below will help you acclimate to our department easily, as well as provide a one-stop shop to help you get through your first weeks in the Department of Pathology.

As you settle in, please be on the lookout for your onboarding feedback survey as well as your initial 90-day check-in survey. We appreciate your feedback!

If you have any questions, please reach out to us.

The HR Team at Stanford Pathology

The Stanford Pathology HR Team

Sochietta Kao

Associate Director of Human Resources &  Operations

T: (650) 724-4086

Contact Sochie for escalation of Human Resources, Operations, and Lab Services.

Stephanie Garcia

Human Resources Associate

T: (650) 724-9484

Contact Stephanie for Clinical (AP and CP) academic staff hiring, worker’s compensation, contingent hire, work agreements, and badge access.

Chelsea Mwan'Zuzi

Human Resources Visa Specialist

T: (650) 723-2000

Contact Chelsea with all inquiries and questions concerning visas. 

Trina Nguyen

Human Resources Generalist

T: (650) 736-2554

Kaela Quinto

Talent Development Coordinator

T: (650) 724-6820

Contact Kaela for assistance with employee training technical issues, STARS issues, and compliance training inquiries.

Karla Rodriguez

Human Resources Generalist

T: (650) 736-7273

Contact Karla for all Clinical (AP and CP) staff inquiries (ex: hire, recruitment, leaves, concerns, pay, performance appraisal, FTE changes etc.)

Jordone Shane-Sánchez

Talent Development Partner

T: (650) 497-6208

Contact Jordone for staff inquiries regarding professional development to identify career paths, guide appropriate employee training, and lead Pathology training.

Dorene Wong

Human Resources Associate

T: (650) 497-9846

Contact Dorene for all staff inquiries regarding timecards, Research academic staff hiring, worker’s compensation, contingent hire, work agreements, and badge access. 

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