Clinical Focus

  • Internal Medicine
  • Inpatient Medicine
  • Bedside Exam
  • Medical Communications
  • Technology in Medicine

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Stanford Medicine 25, Program for Bedside Medicine (2008 - Present)
  • Director of Communications, Department of Medicine (2014 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Residency:Stanford University Hospital -Clinical Excellence Research Center (2011) CA
  • Medical Education:New York Medical College (2008) NY
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2011)


2016-17 Courses


All Publications

  • The Medical Education of Generation Y. Academic psychiatry Evans, K. H., Ozdalga, E., Ahuja, N. 2016; 40 (2): 382-385

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-015-0399-5

    View details for PubMedID 26283527

  • A piece of my mind. The road back to the bedside. JAMA-the journal of the American Medical Association Elder, A., Chi, J., Ozdalga, E., Kugler, J., Verghese, A. 2013; 310 (8): 799-800

    View details for DOI 10.1001/jama.2013.227195

    View details for PubMedID 23982364

  • The Smartphone in Medicine: A Review of Current and Potential Use Among Physicians and Students JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH Ozdalga, E., Ozdalga, A., Ahuja, N. 2012; 14 (5)


    Advancements in technology have always had major impacts in medicine. The smartphone is one of the most ubiquitous and dynamic trends in communication, in which one's mobile phone can also be used for communicating via email, performing Internet searches, and using specific applications. The smartphone is one of the fastest growing sectors in the technology industry, and its impact in medicine has already been significant.To provide a comprehensive and up-to-date summary of the role of the smartphone in medicine by highlighting the ways in which it can enhance continuing medical education, patient care, and communication. We also examine the evidence base for this technology.We conducted a review of all published uses of the smartphone that could be applicable to the field of medicine and medical education with the exclusion of only surgical-related uses.In the 60 studies that were identified, we found many uses for the smartphone in medicine; however, we also found that very few high-quality studies exist to help us understand how best to use this technology.While the smartphone's role in medicine and education appears promising and exciting, more high-quality studies are needed to better understand the role it will have in this field. We recommend popular smartphone applications for physicians that are lacking in evidence and discuss future studies to support their use.

    View details for DOI 10.2196/jmir.1994

    View details for Web of Science ID 000309405400005

    View details for PubMedID 23017375

  • Histoplasmosis Presenting with Ulcers on the Soft Palate JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE Ozdalga, E., Gratzinger, D. 2012; 27 (9): 1219-1219

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s11606-012-2042-4

    View details for Web of Science ID 000307511300024

    View details for PubMedID 22539064