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Dr. Alexandra Ruan is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine at Stanford University. She obtained her undergraduate degrees in Public Health and History of Science at The Johns Hopkins University, and subsequently returned to California for medical school at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, where she graduated with a Distinction in Research in 2016. She completed her anesthesiology residency at Stanford University, where she was elected and served as Chief Resident during her CA-3 year. Since graduating from residency, she stayed at Stanford Anesthesia, joining the Multi-Specialty Division (MSD), and completed an advanced clinical proctorship to join the liver transplant anesthesia group, a small select group of anesthesiologists within the MSD who also care for the patients undergoing liver transplantation. Beyond clinical care, Dr. Ruan has authored several publications during her training, including most recently a review of anesthesia for robotic thoracic surgery, and continues to be involved in several scholarly projects. She has an interest in physician well-being, and is currently studying sleep disruption during resident night float. She also serves on the Stanford MD Admissions Panel as both a file reviewer and traditional interviewer. You can follow her on Twitter: @RuanAlexandra