Systems Medicine in the department of Pediatrics

Fellowship Reception


Clinical Informatics Fellowship at Stanford

In September of 2011, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) approved Clinical Informatics (CI) as a board-eligible subspecialty through sponsorship by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM). In 2014, Stanford became the nation's first ACGME accreditated clinical informatics fellowship program, and was granted "continued accreditation" status following a successful ACGME site visit in 2016.

The CI Fellowship program is excited to contribute to Stanford's long tradition of leadership in clinical informatics, which dates to the founding of the biomedical informatics graduate training program in 1982. Training in CI at Stanford affords fellows diverse applied clinical informatics experiences across Stanford Medicine, in various local health systems, and in industry.

More information about the origin of clinical informatics as a subspecialty and a list of ACGME accredited programs is available on the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) website.

Program Leadership

Affiliated Faculty

Application Instructions and Requirements

Applications to the Stanford Clincal Informatics Fellowship Program must be submitted through the Association of American Medical Colleges' Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Paper applications will not be accepted.

The program seeks to match 2 fellows for the class of 2018-2020, and will consider applicants with clinical backgrounds in Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Internal Medicine specialties and related subspecialties.

Application requirements include:

2016 - 2018 Fellows in Clinical Informatics

Funded with generous support from an unrestricted grant from Hewlett Packard, and the Stanford Department of Medicine.

Richard Medford MD – After medical school in Philadelphia, Richard returned to his home province of Ontario for residency in Internal Medicine at Queen's University and fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Ottawa. His interest in Clinical Informatics first arose during the 2003 SARS outbreak in Toronto. In response, he helped develop a clinical database to facilitate screening all patient transfers within the province for SARS-like symptoms. He also developed a mobile application to help support antimicrobial stewardship.

Chethan Sarabu MD – Chethan attended Cornell University and majored in Landscape Architecture and Biology, exploring the interaction of urban design and health. He applied these skills as a user interface designer and researcher at the Cornell interaction design lab. During Pediatrics residency at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson he served as a member of the physician advisory committee to the EHR. Chethan is driven by advocating for children's health at the intersection of pediatrics, public health, and informatics.

2015 - 2017 Fellows in Clinical Informatics

Funded with generous support from an unrestricted grant from Hewlett Packard, and the Stanford Departments of Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Surgery.

Yumi DiAngi MD – Yumi trained in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania then worked for five years in an outpatient practice in a federally designated medically underserved area in northwestern Pennsylvania. Her informatics interest grew from her use of claims data to improve care processes.

Yaniv Kerem MD – After medical school at Loyola University, Yaniv trained in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago. As Resident Director for Clinical Informatics, he worked closely with the hospital’s EHR team to improve physician workflow and efficiency.

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