Division Teaching Awards

Congratulations to the 2019 PCPH Division Teaching Award recipients

In a Division with many talented and deserving educators, this year three rise to prominence for their tremendous perseverance, creativity and commitment to medical education.


Linda Barman (Internal Medicine)

Nominated for her role as lead physician in the organization of a rotation for learners (residents, medical students, APP students) in Express Care. Thanks to her the rotation in Express Care is one of the most popular rotations in the Internal Medicine Residency program. She goes above and beyond to make sure that all learners have a great experience rotating through the clinic. She has also worked with a community college program to have their students (who are often from very low income and diverse backgrounds) shadow providers in Express Care during the summer. This experience was a great success for those students.

Benjamin Laniakea (Family Medicine)

Nominated for his multiple teaching roles in the Medical School, clinic, and the community. In the school, currently designs and teaches the majority of the medical school’s LGBTQ+ curriculum. His curriculum at the School of Medicine include  Introduction to Sexual Minority Health, Introduction to gender minority health and &  Advanced Sexual History Taking. Within the family medicine clerkship, he designed and teaches didactics on Gender Affirming Care. Clinically, he runs an advanced clinical skills session with transgender patients and as head of Stanford’s LGBTQ+ clinic, supports numerous teaching opportunities within the clinic for Stanford medical students, visiting medical students, Family Medicine residents and Internal Medicine residents. He almost always has a learner with him and has become the focal point on learning transgender care at Stanford. In the community, Dr. Laniakea gives numerous lectures to community members, local schools, and neighboring health care systems.

Tamara Montacute (Family Medicine)

Nominated for her outstanding contributions to medical education in multiple roles including: medical director of Arbor Free Clinic where she teaches undergraduates, medical students, and residents; course co-director for the longitudinal Walk With Me course for medical students and PA students; lead faculty for the procedures workshop in the family medicine clerkship, co-founder of the innovative pipeline development course “Primary Care Defined: Perspectives and Procedures” clinical preceptor for medical students at Hoover and the Opportunity Center homeless clinic; and as faculty advisor to the Primary Care and Family Medicine student interest groups.


Congratulations, Drs. Barman, Laniakea and Montacute!


Erika Schillinger

Associate Chief for Medical Education

PCPH Teaching Award Resources

The Lane Medical Library specialty portals are one of many resources offered to Stanford faculty, students, and staff. These Portals contain resources frequently referenced by specific SUMC departments, divisions, centers, and nursing units. For the Division of Primary Care and Population Health, there are specialty portals for Internal Medicine, Palliative Care, general Primary Care.

This tool is designed to help faculty track their efforts in advancing the academic mission of the Division. Activities completed in the current fiscal year are eligible.

Clinical Teaching Modules

The pre-clinic modules are created by the faculty and staff in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health (PCPH) for distribution to its residents. New modules are distributed weekly. Archives and current modules are available using links below (SUNet ID required).

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Upcoming CME Presentations

Apr 11, 2019- Dr. Elizabeth Reilly, “Getting your Patients Back on their Feet – Common Foot Problems and Solutions”

May 9, 2019- Dr. Minal Moharir, MD “I Need Six Months Off for Stress: Navigating the Disability Highway”

June 13, 2019- Drs. Nawal Johansen and Rachel Roberts, “Cultivating Compassion”

PCPH CME Presentation Archives

Archives of past CME sessions are available using the links below. The years included are 2016, 2017, and 2018. Session handouts, when provided, are also viewable.


Stanford Center for CME