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  • Harise Stein

    Harise Stein

    Adjunct Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    Bio Dr. Harise Stein has multiple clinical, teaching and administrative roles at Stanford in addition to her private practice in Mountain View.

    -- Stanford Physician PRN Support Director (wellmd.stanford.edu/get-help/prn-support.html), having served as an initial member of the peer support program, a peer support trainer, and author of the peer support manual. In addition, for 8 years, up until January 2019, she served as the WellMD Newsletter editor, and was the creator and webmaster for the WellMD website (wellmd.stanford.edu). She is a frequent speaker on topics of burnout and resilience for medical and community groups.

    -- Founder and Co-Chair of Stanford Family Abuse Prevention Council, teaching medical and community members about the health effects, recognition and management of partner and family abuse. She has created Stanford websites for domestic abuse (domesticabuse.stanford.edu), child abuse, elder abuse and human trafficking, as well as a monthly abuse research summary (abuseresearch.info) that goes out to a large national and international audience of clinicians, researchers, advocates and policy makers. In addition, she served for seven years as a Commissioner for on the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council and has been a member of the LPCH Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Committee since its formation.

    -- Director of Stanford Ob/Gyn Preoperative Mind-Body Support program, preparing patients in ob and gyn clinics for upcoming surgery using various techniques including education, mindfulness, relaxation and positive psychology. She is a founding member of the Stanford Integrative Medicine Society and webmaster for the website integrativemedicine.stanford.edu.

    Through her many years of caring for patients and fellow physicians, she has come to believe that the most important root factor in health and well-being is the power of relationships - how family members treat each other, the impact of an optimal patient-physician interaction, and the support of medical colleagues by and for each other and their relationship with their institution.

  • Amy Voedisch

    Amy Voedisch

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    Bio Dr. Voedisch was born and raised in a small town in Minnesota. She received a BA from Macalester College and attended Mayo Medical School. She completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Kaiser Permanent Santa Clara and a Fellowship in Family Planning at Stanford School of Medicine. She also has a Masters in Epidemiology and Clinical Science Research from Stanford University. Dr. Voedisch is passionate about providing comprehensive reproductive healthcare to all women at any stage in their lives. She specializes in contraception, family planning, early pregnancy management and menopause. Dr. Voedisch has a particular interest in international healthcare and serves as a consultant through the Stanford Program for International Reproductive Education and Services (SPIRES), providing medical education and quality assurance in family planning internationally. She also is a member of the Bay Area Leadership Council for the International Women's Health Coalition. Dr. Voedisch believes strongly in shared-decision making between patients and their physicians in order to help all patients reach their health goals.

  • John Wachtel

    John Wachtel

    Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    Bio Dr. Wachtel has been practicing general obstetrics and gynecology for 38 years and has personally delivered over 6,000 babies. He continues to have an active practice in general ob/gyn, serving as a Clinical Professor. He is a nationally recognized expert in patient safety, peer review and data driven quality improvement and has served numerous roles in the field and lectured nationally and internationally. Dr. Wachtel is the Assistant Secretary for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and currently serves on the ACOG National Executive Board and Executive Committee. He is the immediate Past Chair for ACOG District IX (the state of California) and also previously served for three years on the ACOG national Executive Board. He also serves on the Executive Committee for the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative and is an Expert Medical Reviewer for the Medical Board of California.

  • Nichole Young-Lin

    Nichole Young-Lin

    Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    Bio Dr. Nichole Young-Lin has over 15 years of experience in reproductive health. She is passionate about providing comprehensive care for her patients throughout the continuum of their lives ? from adolescence to post-menopause.

    Her areas of medical interest and specialty include pre-conception counseling, supporting her patients to achieve a positive pregnancy and childbirth experience, contraception care, medical and surgical management of benign gynecological conditions (including minimally invasive surgery such as robotic-assisted laparoscopy) and office-based procedures.

    Her goal is to partner with her patients to provide compassionate and holistic care with an emphasis on empowerment through education and shared decision-making.

    When not working, she can be found spending time with her family, discovering new places to eat and exploring destinations near and far.

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