As the Fellowship Programs Manager for the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine I am responsible for overseeing program management and administration of ACGME accredited clinical fellowship programs, this includes development and implementation of procedures, policies and program activities. I am interested in finding ways to bridge gaps in fellow education by developing cross fellowship initiatives such as financial policies and bringing a holistic approach to the curriculum for our fellows in areas such as wellness, diversity and global health. I have worked for the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine since October 2000 and my previous roles include Fellowship Program Supervisor, Senior Fellowship Coordinator, Fellowship Coordinator and my first position in the department as an Administrative Associate for the Research Division.

In my personal time I enjoy make-up artistry, hiking, walking, event planning, home renovations and spending time with family/friends. One of my favorite hobbies is planning events and parties such as weddings, milestone birthdays and showers.

Current Role at Stanford

Fellowship Programs Manager


Honors & Awards

  • Cheers for Peers, Department of Anesthesiology (2024, February)
  • Debra L. Dooley GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) (2023, February)
  • Service Excellence Award, Department of Anesthesiology, Fellowship Programs (2019, July)
  • Annual Staff Award, Department of Anesthesiology (2008, June)

Education & Certifications

  • Supervisor Academy, Stanford University School of Medicine, Certificate of Completion (2019)
  • C-TAGME, National Board for Certification of Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education (TAGME) Programs, Certificate of Completion (2017)
  • Manager Academy, Stanford University, Certificate of Completion (2017)
  • BA, San Jose State University, Sociology (2016)


  • Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity (LEAD) Mentor, Stanford University School of Medicine (8/1/2020 - 5/31/2021)

    "The Stanford Medicine LEAD Program is a 10-month longitudinal leadership program for residents and fellows across GME to develop leadership and scholarship skills in addressing issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), to produce leaders in academic medicine dedicated to DEI, and to improve the culture of medicine."


    Stanford Health Care

Personal Interests

Make-up artistry, traveling, wine, hiking and event planning

Professional Interests

Graduate Medical Education (GME), fellowship program management, develop and implement initiatives for fellow development, curriculum development, diversity, wellness initiatives, team-building

Work Experience

  • Fellowship Programs Manager, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Stanford University School of Medicine (2/7/2022 - Present)


    Stanford, CA

  • Fellowship Program Supervisor, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Stanford University School of Medicine (4/2019 - 2/6/2022)


    Stanford, CA

  • Senior Fellowship Coordinator, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Stanford University School of Medicine (6/2017 - 3/2019)


    Stanford, CA

  • Fellowship Coordinator, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Stanford University School of Medicine (10/2004 - 6/2017)


    Stanford, CA

  • Administrative Associate, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Research Division, Stanford University School of Medicine (10/2000 - 10/2004)


    Stanford, CA

Skills and Expertise

    Administrative Operations
      Change Management
      Google Drive
      Google Forms
      Oracle Financials Systems
      Process Improvement
      Team Building
      Video Conferencing

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Mentor, Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity (LEAD), Stanford University School of Medicine (2020 - Present)
  • Member, Critical Care Diversity Council (2020 - Present)

All Publications

  • Moral Injury: How It Affects Us and Tools to Combat It. MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources Arquette, C., Peicher, V., Ajayi, A., Alvarez, D., Mao, A., Nguyen, T., Sawyer, A., Sears, C. M., Carragee, E. J., Floyd, B., Mahanay, B., Blankenburg, R. 2023; 19: 11357


    Introduction: Moral injury comprises feelings of guilt, despair, shame, and/or helplessness from having one's morals transgressed. Those underrepresented in health care are more likely to experience moral injury arising from micro- and macroaggressions. This workshop was designed for interprofessional health care providers ranging from students to program leadership to raise awareness about moral injury and provide tools to combat it.Methods: This 75-minute interactive workshop explored moral injury through a health care lens. It included components of lecture, case-based learning, small-group discussion, and individual reflection. Participants completed anonymous postworkshop evaluations, providing data on satisfaction and intention to change practice. We used descriptive statistics to analyze the quantitative data and applied content analysis to the qualitative data.Results: The workshop was presented at two local academic conferences. Data were collected from 34 out of 60 participants, for a response rate of 57%. Ninety-seven percent of participants felt the workshop helped them define and identify moral injury and was a valuable use of their time, as well as indicating they would apply the information learned in their daily life. One hundred percent would recommend the workshop to a friend or colleague. Almost half felt they could implement strategies to address moral injury after participating in the workshop.Discussion: This workshop proved to be a valuable tool to define and discuss moral injury. The materials can be adapted to a broad audience.

    View details for DOI 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.11357

    View details for PubMedID 37927405