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  • Sunny R. Patel, MD, MBA

    Sunny R. Patel, MD, MBA

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Bio Dr. Sunny Patel is a Senior Resident Physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford Healthcare/Stanford University School of Medicine

    -Team Leader, Resident Safety Committee (2017)
    -Director & Founder, Healthcare Leadership & Administration Summer Fellowship (2020- )

    Dr. Patel graduated cum lade from New York University with a BA in Mathematics and Biochemistry with honors. Subsequently, he completed a research year at the New York University Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine in the Neuroscience division, and served as a Patient Advocate at Bellevue Hospital in New York City.

    Dr. Patel completed his medical training at New York University School of Medicine, and also earned his MBA from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, specializing in Leadership & Change Management with a healthcare focus.

    He completed his Sub-internship in Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston as well as a Clinical Informatics research elective at Harvard Medical School.

    During his first post-graduate year at Stanford Healthcare, he served as Team Leader of the Resident Safety Committee, a multidisciplinary resident physician group that focuses on quality improvement. He later went on to complete a research elective in Digital Healthcare and Telemedicine at NYP Weill Cornell.

    Recently, in partnership with the Stanford Healthcare CEO and the Dean of the Stanford School of Medicine, he developed a novel leadership curriculum for medical students interested in Healthcare Leadership & Administration (HCLA). He currently serves as the Director & Founder for the HCLA summer fellowship.

    Dr. Patel looks to apply his skillset to strategize new solutions to eliminate medical waste, optimize patient care, and decrease the cost of healthcare services by applying cutting edge, evidence-based, operations management techniques in conjunction with industry-proven leadership and change management principles. His interests include: healthcare consulting, digital healthcare/telemedicine, venture capital, healthcare systems and services, advising biomedical device and pharmaceutical firms, and blockchain application to healthcare.

  • Jessica Plaza

    Jessica Plaza

    Masters Student in Physician Assistant Studies, admitted Autumn 2019

    Bio Jessica Plaza holds a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University and was a member of Stanford Softball and Team USA for multiple years during her undergrad. Her undergraduate course load was focused on Human Performance and Mental Health. During this time she completed an internship with Stanford Sports Performance where she was involved with the athletes and explaining efficient movement patterns. In the Division of Clinical Anatomy, Jessica worked as a research assistant where she has been a TA for the Clinical Anatomy Summer Program. Her scholarly work is related to enhancing the digital media available for the Anatomage table where she lead the project on cryomacrotome slicing of human specimens. She is now in pursuit of her masters in Stanford's Physician Assistant program.

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