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Dr. Liebert is board-certified General Surgeon specializing in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery. She focuses on metabolic/bariatric surgery and abdominal wall reconstruction, and utilizes open, laparoscopic, and robotic approaches. Dr. Liebert works as faculty in Minimally Invasive and General Surgery at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Stanford School of Medicine.Dr. Liebert graduated with Highest Distinction with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. She obtained her MD degree and completed General Surgery Residency at Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed an American College of Surgeons- Educations Institute Surgical Education Fellowship at Stanford and an Advanced GI/Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at VA Palo Alto. Her primary research focus is surgical education, including entrustable professional activities (EPAs), assessment of surgical decision-making, and curriculum evaluation. She is pursuing a Masters of Health Professions Education degree program at the University of Illinois- Chicago. Dr. Liebert holds several leadership roles in surgical education and is the Associate Chair of Education in the Department of Surgery. She is an Associate Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program, Assistant Clerkship Director for the Surgery Core Clerkship, Associate Site Director for the General Surgery Residency Program at VA Palo Alto, Director of the Balance in Life Program, and Associate Program Director for the Advanced GI/MIS Fellowship at VA Palo Alto.
Medical Education Research
Medical students; Surgery residents
Current research interests include Surgical Education and Minimally Invasive Surgery. Primary research focus is the development, implementation, and collection of validity evidence for ENTRUST, a serious game-based platform for assessment of surgical decision-making for entrustable professional activities (EPAs).