Our mission is to inspire, empower, and support individuals in academic medicine throughout their career progression to create an integrated community of scientists.

- Develop milestone-based goals based on critical evaluation of career needs

- Develop networking skills

- Receive a $1500 travel award to practice networking skills

- Receive grantsmanship advice for career development

- Navigate transitioning to the next career phase

MAVENS Early Career Program

Now accepting applications

Deadline: February 4, 2023

MAVENS High School Program

MAVENS Advisors

Ritu Asija, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Cardiology

Marion S. Buckwalter, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology and of Neurosurgery

Vinicio de Jesus Perez, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)

Michael S. Kapiloff, MD, PhD

Reinhard Family Professor, Professor (Research) of Ophthalmology

Nicholas Leeper, MD

Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery)

Kenneth Mahaffey, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

Marlene Rabinovitch, MD

Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor in Pediatric Cardiology

Marcia Stefanick, PhD

Professor (Research) of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center) and OBGYN

Philip Tsao, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

Joseph Woo, MD

Chairman & Norman E. Shumway Professor
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Nitish Badhwar, MD

Clinical Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

Glenn M. Chertow, MD

Norman S. Coplon/Satellite Healthcare Professor of Medicine

Olivier Gevaert, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics) and of Biomedical Data Science

Kiran Kaur Khush, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

Craig Levin, PhD

Professor of Radiology and, by courtesy, of Physics, of Electrical Engineering, and of Bioengineering

Mark Nicolls, MD

Professor in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Kristy Red-Horse, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology

Louise Sun, MD, SM FRCPC, FAHA

Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine

Paul Wang, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) and, by Courtesy, of Bioengineering

Joseph Wu, MD, PhD

Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute; Simon H. Stertzer, MD, Professor and Professor of Radiology

Helen Blau, PhD

The Donald and Delia Baxter Foundation Professor
Director, Baxter Lab for Stem Cell Biology

Ronald Dalman, MD

Walter Clifford Chidester and Elsa Rooney Chidester Professor of Surgery

Eric R. Gross, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Jason Lee, MD

Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery)

Ronglih Liao, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

Latha Palaniappan, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) 

Michael Snyder, PhD

Stanford W. Ascherman, MD, FACS, Professor in Genetics; Director, Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine

Seda Tierney, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

Shan Wang, PhD

Leland T. Edwards Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Radiology

  • Share knowledge and experiences

  • Provide service to the academic community

  • Potential for collaboration with junior investigators

  • Gain recognition for your sponsorship and mentorship of promising women scientists


Program Directors

Patricia Nguyen, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Palo Alto VAHCS

Amanda Chase, PhD

Associate Director of Strategic Research Development
Stanford Cardiovascular Institute

Heike Daldrup-Link, MD

Professor of Radiology

Questions? Please contact Amanda Chase