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Dr. Cliff Sheckter is a California native, growing up in the Eastern Sierra. He graduated from UCLA with a BS in Anthropology and earned summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors. He attended USC (Keck) for medical school on an academic scholarship and graduated valedictorian with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He fell in love with plastic surgery and particularly burn care while at LAC+USC and matriculated into the Stanford Plastic Surgery Residency in 2013. While in residency, he pursued a fellowship in Health Systems Design at Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center, which ignited his interest in health services research. During residency, Dr. Sheckter investigated health systems outcomes in burn care and reconstructive surgery. He pursued additional training in Surgical Critical Care at the University of Washington with a focus on integrated, complex burn care. There he investigated quality of life outcomes in burn survivors with a particular focus in financial toxicity.Dr. Sheckter’s current research involves improving the quality of life for burn survivors and investigating the relationship between healthcare financial structures and the value of healthcare delivery. Dr. Sheckter is an intensivist in the Trauma/Surgical ICU at Stanford University Medical Center. He also practices at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center where he is the Associate Director of the Regional Burn Center. In addition, he is a staff surgeon at the VA Palo Alto.