Sara M. Krzyzaniak, MD FACEP is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She joined the Stanford University family after 8 years at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria where she served in multiple education roles including EM Clerkship Director and Residency Assistant/Associate Program Director. While in these roles she received several awards recognizing her excellence in teaching and education including "Mentor of the year", "Teacher of the year", and "Outstanding Junior Faculty". She was also recognized nationally by the American College of Emergency Physicians with the "National Emergency Medicine Junior Faculty Teaching Award".
Dr. Krzyzaniak's scholarly work has included curriculum development for pediatric stabilization and resuscitation for low-middle income countries, development and implementation of an augmented reality application for pediatric code cart instruction, and best practices in social media for physicians. Presently her scholarly work focuses on the remediation of struggling learners and gender issues in academic medicine. She has also been a course director for Residents as Teachers curriculum as well as an Intern Preparatory Course for medical students.
Beyond her scholarly endeavors and residency leadership roles, Dr. Krzyzaniak also serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the national faculty development program Faculty Incubator which is supported by the medical education startup Academic Life in Emergency Medicine.
- Emergency Medicine
- Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Medical Education
Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Honors & Awards
National Junior Faculty Teaching Award, American College of Emergency Physicians (2019)
Mentor of the Year, University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, Emergency Medicine Residency (2018)
Curriculum Innovation Award "Intern Preparedness Course", University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (2014)
Teacher of the Year Award, University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, Emergency Medicine Residency (2014)
Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, Emergency Medicine Residency (2013)
Residency: Denver Health Medical Center (2012) CO
Medical Education: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (2008) IL
BA, Saint Louis University, German Studies (2004)
BA, Saint Louis University, Psychology (2004)
Community and International Work
Pediatric Acute Surgical Support (PASS), Vietnam
Management of acutely ill and injured pediatric patients
Pham Ngoc Thach University
Physicians caring for pediatric patients in southern Vietnam
Opportunities for Student Involvement