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  • Maja Artandi, MD

    Maja Artandi, MD

    Clinical Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    BioDr. Artandi is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health at Stanford. She is a leader in Primary Care, spearheading novel methods of health care delivery and education. She offers an impressive clinical background and has received several educational and leadership awards.
    Her expertise lies in the development and implementation of a medical curriculum focused on the patient-physician interaction, emphasizing communication skills, physical examination skills and medical decision making to support best clinical practices.
    Dr. Artandi is a dedicated Primary Care physician and educator and has served as a mentor for many students, residents and colleagues. She is currently the mentorship lead for the Division of Primary Care and Population Health.
    She is in the process of getting an executive coaching certification and is faculty for the Advancing Communication Excellence at Stanford Program with the goal of helping her colleagues improve their communication skills.
    From 2013-2021 she was the Co-Director of Primary Care education for the Stanford Internal Medicine residency program and co-founded and co-directed the Primary Care program (ACE) within the Stanford Internal Medicine Residency program.
    Dr. Artandi is currently the Co-President of the Society of Bedside Medicine, an international society dedicated to studying and improving the patient/physician interaction.
    She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh and of the American College of Physicians and currently serves as the Wellness chair for the Northern California ACP chapter.

  • Steven Asch

    Steven Asch

    Professor of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health) and, by courtesy, of Health Policy

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  • Mehrdad Ayati

    Mehrdad Ayati

    Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    BioDr. Ayati completed his residency at UC Davis and his fellowship at Stanford University. During his residency at UC Davis, Dr. Ayati received the Award of Excellence in Clinical Teaching. Dr. Ayati worked at hospitals such as Lodi Memorial Hospital in Lodi, California, and as an Emergency Medicine Attending at Veteran Affairs in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Ayati worked as a Stanford Medical Director at Los Altos and Palo Alto Subacute and Rehabilitation centers and he is currently serving as a medical advisor for many Skilled Nursing facilities and also memory care units and assisted living facilities in Northen California. Dr. Ayati has a broad spectrum of practice and knowledge of general medicine and primary care in various settings, from office to Emergency room and acute and Sub-acute care. Dr. Ayati’s main areas of research and clinical focus are in the physiology of aging and on finding practical and yet innovative ways of addressing the wellbeing and needs of the population in any age category. Dr. Ayati is an advocate of his patient’s physical and mental health at any age in addition to disease management and prevention. Dr. Ayati is currently a member of the Ethnogeriatric and Quality and Policy Performance Committees of the Americal Geraitric Society. He also serves as a Community Health Advisor for Alzheimer Association, Northen California and Nevada Chapter. Dr. Ayati is the author of “Paths to Healthy Aging”. Dr. Ayati is also a guest educational speaker on several radio stations such as National Public Radio (NPR) and San Francisco’s KQED and international and national conferences. He also testified in the Senate of the US, Special Committee of Aging in 2018 to address the challenges of aging populations in the US.
    Dr. Ayati strives to provide reliable information, effective strategies, and simple guidelines for patients of all ages to avoid or manage chronic diseases and to have a significantly better quality of life.
    Dr. Ayati’s main focus and passion are in:
    Raising awareness about Over Medication and Drug Cascade issues in the elderly population as well as highlighting prevention strategies
    Helping patients better understand and voice their end of life care choices and medical intervention wishes
    Bringing into focus the numerous social, economical, political and health challenges and hardship the elderly face in our society as well as finding solutions to address their needs
    Being the voice of the elderly in finding innovative and yet practical solutions to promote their physical and mental health and well being