The Digital MEdIC Team

Our innovative team collaborates with partners to develop high-quality, media-rich learning content that is delivered free-of-cost to healthcare professionals worldwide.

Team Members

Dr. Srivastava is passionate about medical education and has spent nearly two decades exploring innovative ways for teaching and learning. He has helped establish several national and international programs using online and simulation-based resources. Dr. Srivastava trained as an orthopedic surgeon and is currently a professor in the Department of Surgery at Stanford. He serves as Division Chief for Clinical Anatomy and as Director for Digital MEdIC.
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Kim is Manager of the Instructional Design and Production team (EdTech) in the School of Medicine at Stanford University. She consults with SoM faculty to design and develop online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses for undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education. Kim holds a Ph.D. and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Instructional Design and Science Education from the University of South Florida. Her undergraduate degree is in biology from the University of Colorado. She formerly worked at Stanford Hospital as a Program Manager and Education Specialist in Graduate Medical Education.
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Aarti Porwal is Director of Strategic Initiatives in Medical Education at Stanford School of Medicine. Aarti works with the Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education to lead educational strategic initiatives including cross-institution collaborations, curricular redesign, new program development, and other approaches to improve the quality, continuity, and experience for our UME, GME, and CME learners. She completed an Administrative Fellowship in Academic Healthcare at the University of Michigan Health System, and holds a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Michigan.
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Mark is a technology leader with experience at Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Universal Studios, executive consulting, higher education and startups. Mark holds a MBA with emphasis in technology and finance the University of Southern California. As the Director of Academic and Instructional Technology at Stanford Medicine, Mark leads and evangelizes the adoption and integration of technology to enable digital collaboration, education, and communication across enterprise.
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Pat is an Adjunct Professor and Director of Educational Research & Development for the Division of Clinical Anatomy, Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine. She holds a Masters degree in Educational Psychology (Columbia University) and a PhD in Education (UNC-Chapel Hill). She has over twenty-five years of experience creating & evaluating innovations in learning technologies as an instructional designer, evaluator/researcher, and mentor/teacher. Prior to coming to Stanford, Pat was a faculty member in the Medical School at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, where she taught Instructional Design in the MHPEd and the MPH programs.
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After 22 years in the Stanford academic and professional community, Pauline specializes in process management, communication, connecting teams, customer service, compliance and implementing solutions to support teaching and learning.
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Semay Johnston is a medical illustrator in the Stanford School of Medicine and specializes in the visual communication of scientific and medical information through a variety of media. She believes that creative visualization provides a rare power to engage learners, simplify complexity, and inspire research. Previously, Semay worked at Macmillan Learning developing HTML5 interactive science modules and created surgical and anatomical illustrations at Body Scientific International. She holds an M.S. in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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Shannon Jiang is Program Specialist, Strategic Initiatives in Medical Education at Stanford School of Medicine. She received a master’s degree in Higher Education from Harvard University. During her graduate studies, Shannon worked in the admissions offices at Harvard Law School and Harvard Graduate School of Education. Since joining Stanford, Shannon has supported many medical education initiatives, including curricular redesign, reimagining nutrition education collaborative, Teaching and Mentoring Academy, and Digital MEdIC.
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Erfan Mojaddam is the Innovations Lead with Stanford Medicine's Educational Technology team. His focus is to work closely with faculty and staff to research, initiate, implement, and catalyze the adoption of technology solutions that support teaching, learning, and research activities across the education programs at Stanford Medicine.
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Jamie Johnston is a Ph.D. candidate studying the economics of education at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. Her broader research focuses on the use of technology to reach remote and underserved populations. She has several ongoing studies examining the effectiveness of online and distance learning interventions in Ghana, India, and Mongolia. She holds a B.S. in Social Policy from Northwestern University and an M.P.P. from the University of Chicago.
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Kimberly Kon is the Program and Instructional Design Manager for Digital MEdIC. In her dual role, Kimberly manages program operations across projects and facilitates international collaborator relationships, as well as consults with faculty members to develop online courses for the Digital MEdIC portfolio. Kimberly holds master’s degrees in International Education and Educational Technology Leadership from The George Washington University. She previously managed the Online Learning Initiative at The George Washington University and online programs for K-12 education at Kamehameha Schools.
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Carlos is a Digital Media Specialist at the Stanford School of Medicine. He studied film and media at UC Santa Barbara, where he made short documentaries for public-access TV, and proceeded to work at an exciting tech startup producing videos. Before joining Stanford, he found his way to cable television and designed graphics for MTV’s Catfish.
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Kelley currently splits her time between two roles, one as the Business and Finance Manager for the Digital Medic team and also as a Division Manager in the School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery. As Business and Finance Manager she helps advise on budget issues and navigate administrative processes to help the team run smoothly. Kelley’s background is in Finance and Accounting, having previously held financial roles within Stanford Health Care, and as Director, Finance and Administration in the School of Medicine as well as a Senior Financial Analyst for Portal Software.
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Dr. Angeles is a lecturer from the Division of Clinical Anatomy, Department of Surgery. He has more than 10 years of experience in medical education, teaching in different colleges and universities across the San Francisco bay area. Dr. Angeles is a physician specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology trained in Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru; and he holds an MPH with emphasis in Community Health Education from San Jose State University.
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Britt is an Academic Technology Specialist at Stanford Medicine. For over 20 years, he has been helping faculty integrate new technologies into their courses. Whether it is transitioning to a new learning management system, simulating environments or gamifying course content, Britt strives to make learning more engaging and meaningful.
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Promit holds a MSc. in Electronics from University of Delhi and another MSc. in Bioengineering from University of Strathyclyde. His interest lies in application of electronics in medicine with a focus on developing import substitutes in order to make medical devices affordable. In the capacity of Program Manager in Stanford India Biodesign program, he was instrumental in setting up the Biodesign Lab in AIIMS, New Delhi. Armed with his work experience in R&D (both in industry and academia) and Intellectual Property Management, he keeps himself busy doing community work.
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Monica is Digital MEdIC’s India-based Content and Evaluation Coordinator. She holds a PhD in the field of Neurochemistry, and she has post-doctoral experience in Cell Biology. She previously worked with clinicians at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on a project related to pediatric health problems.
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Student Ambassadors

The Digital MEdIC Student Ambassadors are Stanford medical students who are paired with faculty members to assist in the planning, design, creation, and evaluation of online courses. Using their experience as medical students, they work closely with the instructional design team to develop interactive and adaptive lessons focused on learner-centered design.

Hamsika Chandrasekar is a 4th year medical student at Stanford School of Medicine, with an interest in medical education innovation. She completed her scholarly concentration at Stanford in both medical education and biomedical ethics/medical humanities. She will be pursuing a residency in Pediatrics next year.
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Rebecca Gao is a 3rd year medical student at the Stanford School of Medicine. She completed her Master of Science in Global Medicine at the University of Southern California. She is interested in medical education, international health policy, and the open dissemination of ideas and knowledge.
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Madeline Grade is a 3rd year Stanford medical student with a scholarly concentration in health systems and policy and an MPH from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She is passionate about social justice, health equity, and medical education innovation. She also helps organize Stanford's annual Ultrafest, a hands-on conference for learning bedside ultrasound techniques.
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Ami Kumordzie is an MD/MBA candidate with an interest in education innovation. She is originally from Accra, Ghana and grew up in Austin, TX. She is passionate about increasing health equity and education access through technology-enabled solutions.
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Yagmur is a first-year medical student at Stanford. Prior, she completed her PhD at Yale University, using X-ray crystallography and protein engineering to solve the structure of lipid kinases in complex with substrates and effector molecules. She is passionate about pushing for innovation and discovery in medicine and science. She is equally interested in making these topics understandable and impactful for others: students, educators, colleagues, and patients here in the United States, as well as across the globe.
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Suchita is a fifth year MD/PhD student at Stanford University. By day, she studies a microscopic brain parasite called Toxoplasma gondii, a close relative of the pathogens that cause malaria. By night, she dreams of becoming a physician-microbiologist-educator who partners with local communities to innovate practical solutions for infections of the developing world. She has also been a curriculum development assistant for Stanford Medical School for three years.
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Akshay is a medical student, pursuing projects that interface between genetics laboratory research and clinical medicine. In addition, he is developing medical education tools that aim to disseminate the most up to date knowledge to a broad and global audience.
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Ved Topkar is a first year MD/PhD student at Stanford Medical School. Though he is from Lafayette, Colorado, his family has lived in rural India for generations. Academically, he is interested in computational, molecular, and structural biology. In his heart of hearts, he is committed to the expansion of medical and digital literacy education in rural areas.
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Daivik Vyas is a 1st year M.D. candidate at Stanford University with an interest in applying technology and educational outreach towards innovations in global health. Originally from India, Daivik grew up and completed his undergraduate education in the Los Angeles area. He is passionate about the intersection between the humanities and clinical science, and aspires to become a physician-writer in the future.
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Faculty Advisory Board

Digital MEdIC is guided by a Faculty Advisory Board consisting of internal Stanford thought leaders who are renowned in their field and have experience delivering technology-based medical education and training to global audiences.

Maya Adam, MD
lecturer, pediatrics - infectious diseases
Rajesh Dash, MD, PhD
assistant professor of medicine (cardiovascular medicine) at the stanford university medical center
S. V. Mahadevan, MD
associate professor of emergency medicine at stanford university medical center
Pedro Tanaka, MD, PhD, MACM
clinical professor, anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine
Rita Popat, PhD
clinical associate professor, health research & policy
Charles Prober, MD
senior associate dean, medical education
Nilima Ragavan, MD
clinical associate professor, pediatrics - neonatal and developmental medicine
Sakti Srivastava, MBBS, MS
associate professor (teaching) of surgery (anatomy)
Matthew Strehlow, MD
clinical associate professor, emergency medicine
Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP
linda r. meier and joan f. lane provostial professor