Who We Are

Mijiza Sanchez-Guzman, MPA, EdD
Associate Dean, Office of Medical Student Affairs
(650) 497-9594
mijizamsanchez@stanford.edu

  • Oversees the Office of Medical Student Affairs
  • Directs the planning of three milestone events for medical students (Match Day, Commencement & Orientation)
  • Advocates for student success, access and support of all medical students during their matriculation at Stanford Medicine


Hobbies: Photography, reading, travel, yoga, and hiking & wine tasting

 

Neil Gesundheit, MD, MPH
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education
(650) 724-5454
neil7@stanford.edu

  • As the senior associate dean for medical education, oversees medical student training activities for the School of Medicine; also oversees GME and CME administrative activities.
  • Heads the academic advising group and serves as an academic advisor, particularly for career development and preparation for applying to residency
  • Involved in medical education and curriculum development
     

Hobbies: Basketball, tennis, hiking, travel, Spanish language and culture, blueberry pancakes, and Leo Tolstoy

 

Dale Lemmerick
Operations Coordinator
(650) 721-8876
dalel@stanford.edu

  • Provides support for the Associate Dean, Office of Medical Student Affairs (OMSA) and her staff
  • Assists with implementation of Stanford Medicine's big three events (Match Day, Commencement, and Orientation)
  • Supports the 1st Generation Mentorship Program and coordinates the Bagel Wednesdays program


Hobbies: Typography, my dog, science fiction, discovering deer-resistant plants and flowers (such as the humble tansy), and the practice, discussion, and (mostly) esophageal transit of the culinary arts

Susan Knox, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology; Associate Dean for Academic Advising
(650) 725-2720
sknox@stanford.edu

  • Heads the academic advising group and serves as an academic advisor, particularly for career development and preparation for applying to residency

Ray Jackman
Advising Manager
(650) 724-9622
rayj@stanford.edu

  • Coordinates the Residency application process
  • Connects students with their academic advisors
  • Provides logistical support to Stanford Medicine students and visiting clerkship students


Hobbies: Playing and watching sports, running, and building things

   

Martha (Marti) C. Trujillo, MPA
Director of Financial Aid
(650) 723-6954
mtrujill@stanford.edu

  • Responsible for oversight of institutional and federal student aid programs for students pursuing the MD degree including; need-based institutional grant forecast, establishing and monitoring student eligibility, programmatic policy recommendations, and distribution of student aid funds 
  • Provides school-wide support for systems and issues involving student payments
  • Counsels students on debt management including  loan repayment options and strategies

Hobbies: Reading, cooking, wine/beer tasting and classic movies. Enjoys road trips and exploration of beautiful countryside. Retirement would include a boat and a lakeside house.

 

Abera Y. Metaferia
Financial Aid Counselor
(650) 724 3181
abera.metaferia@stanford.edu

  • Determines financial aid eligibility
  • Counsels and advises students on financial aid
  • Reviews and revises financial aid awards


Hobbies: Running, walking, and reading

 

Lawson Roberts
Financial Aid Analyst
(650) 723-6958
lawsonr@stanford.edu

  • Processes Financial Aid applications
  • Processes Federal and SU Loans
  • Provides guidance on any general financial aid questions about loan and scholarship eligibility, outside scholarships, awards, and disbursements.


Hobbies: Watching and playing soccer and baseball, and overlanding (4x4 glamping)

Rita Balian
Visiting Student Manager
(650) 725-5798
balian@stanford.edu

  • Manages Stanford Clinical Opportunity for Residency Experience (SCORE) program
  • Plans and directs the International Visiting Students (IVS) Elective Clerkship program
  • Coordinates activities for Underrepresented in Medicine for SCORE
  • Ambassador for visiting international MD students


Hobbies: Traveling, reading, hiking, yoga, and tracking stars

Lisa Medoff, PhD
Learning Strategies Specialist
lmedoff@stanford.edu

  • Helps students with study skills, time & stress management
  • Provides planning for Step 1 studying
  • Provides general academic/emotional support


Academic interests: Adolescent mental health and sexuality
Hobbies: Musicals, Shakespeare, and cats

Dennis J Bua
Administrative Co-Director
(650) 723-6176
dbua@stanford.edu

  • Program Operations
  • Strategy on T32 grant
  • Advise student on program progress
  • Assist students in applying for funding opportunities

Hobbies: Coffee, Disc golf, and spending time with my family

 

Tony Tieu
Administrative Co-Director
(650) 724-7045
tonytieu@stanford.edu

  • Recruit for dual-degree MD-PhD students
  • Advise on all programmatic milestones
  • Co-manage student funding
  • Co-manage program budget
  • Co-manage and coordinate departmental events

Hobbies: Spending leisure time with my family, skateboarding, photography, hiking

Anita Honkanen, MD, MS, FAAP
Associate Dean of Wellness and Student Life Advising and Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology
honkanen@stanford.edu

  • Confidential resource for students
  • Point of contact for students regarding sensitive or personal topics 
  • Available for advice to students on non-academic issues
  • Help students resolve personal issues affecting their academic life
  • Assists with oversight and planning of wellness related events and programs

Hobbies: Playing classical flute and piano, biking, weight lifting/yoga, hiking, walking/playing with dogs, reading, movies

Rebecca Smith-Coggins, MD
Associate Dean, Office of Medical Student Wellness and Professor (Teaching) of Emergency Medicine
(650) 723-6576
smithcog@stanford.edu

  • Confidential resource for students
  • Helps students resolve personal issues affecting their academic life
  • Serves as point of contact for students regarding sensitive or personal topics or for advice on non-academic issues
     

Hobbies: Photography, running, yoga, and textiles

 

Margaret Govea
Director, Office of Medical Student Wellness
(650) 721-3963
govea@stanford.edu

  • Serves as the point person for faculty, staff, and students with wellness concerns, and for university and school policies related to medical student health
  • Implements recurring medical student wellness events and programs
  • Works with student wellness leaders to initiate relevant programs; evaluate programmatic effectiveness
  • Oversees revisions to medical student wellness website and manage other technology to enhance business processes


Hobbies: Cooking, racewalking, renovating my home, music, and reading biographies and memoirs

Sophia White, MA
Student Services Specialist for Office of Medical Student Wellness & Mental Health Team
sophiaew@stanford.edu

  • Manages the operational needs for the Office of Medical Student Wellness and plans and promotes wellness events
  • Tracks learning environment incidents and Refers medical students to wellness resources
  • Manages Social Media (update Facebook and Instagram on a regular basis) and creates content and visuals for social media platforms 
  • Designs and develops informational resources and promotional items for the unit
  • Manage administrative development of Mental Health Team
 
Hobbies: listening to podcasts, watching cooking shows, reading, sleeping

Celeste Fowles Nguyen, EdD, EdM
Associate Director of Academic Operations and Registrar
(650) 723-5085
celeste.nguyen@stanford.edu

  • Manages School of Medicine Registrar’s Offices


Hobbies: Reading new fiction, walking and running, exploring parks and neighborhoods, dining out, spending time with family. 

  

Caroline Cheang, MBA
Associate Director of Clerkship Administration
(650) 498-7619
cheang@stanford.edu

  • Manages all clerkship scheduling for MD students and visiting students (both domestic and international); clerkship evaluations in MedHub
  • Oversees the Clerkship Fishbowl system (https://med.stanford.edu/medfishbowl.html) and visiting student website (http://med.stanford.edu/clerkships.html)
  • Manages Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO), Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
  • Coordinates the creation of Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)


Hobbies: Hiking and traveling

 

Kyung Chong
Assistant Registrar, Academic Records & Visiting Student
kchong1@stanford.edu

  • Manages administration of visiting student applications and acceptance activities
  • Responds to requests for state medical licensure applications, letters of good standing, enrollment verifications, and degree certifications
  • Assists with managing student records, degree progress administration, and curriculum management activities
  • Maintains Registrar's Office and SoM visiting clerkship students website pages


Hobbies: Playing with my dog, watching sci fi movies and cooking shows, reading, and shopping.

 

Jessica Goudy
Assistant Registrar  Courses
(650) 724-8668
 jessicagoudy@stanford.edu

  • Manages the curriculum (http://med.stanford.edu/curriculum-management.html) for all 41 School of Medicine Departments
  • Approves and creates new academic courses & makes changes to existing courses
  • Creates and publishes the School of Medicine Academic Calendar


Hobbies: Enjoys family, food, and exploring the central coast.

 

Kyra Lui, MEd
Associate Registrar
(650) 724-5518
kyralui@stanford.edu

  • Responsible for monitoring and tracking medical students’ academic progress from matriculation through graduation
  • Clears medical students for graduation
  • Serves as the contact for questions regarding grades and enrollment in AXESS


Hobbies: Reading, organizing, outdoor activities with my family, and live music

  

Lynn Snyder
Assistant Registrar, Academic Records & Visiting Students
650-725-5993
Lynn.Snyder@stanford.edu

  • Manages administration of visiting student applications and acceptance activities
  • Responds to requests for state medical licensure applications, letters of good standing, enrollment verifications, and degree certifications
  • Assists with managing student records, degree progress administration, and curriculum management activities
  • Maintains Registrar's Office and SoM visiting clerkship students website pages


Hobbies: Traveling, glamping, e-biking, listening to audiobooks

Tanicia Perry, MEd
Student Life Manager
(650) 725-3777
tanicia@stanford.edu

  • Processes SHC and LPCH EPIC access requests for medical students
  • Alway locker assignments (for MD/MSPA student use only)
  • Advising for Stanford Medicine student organizations
  • Event manager for Orientation, Match Day and Commencement
  • Liaison between students and other University offices and resources  


Hobbies: Dancing, cooking, sci-fi/fantasy/horror audiobooks, hiking, sports, music, following the MCU, and keeping up with my kids