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  • N. Nounou Taleghani MD, PhD

    N. Nounou Taleghani MD, PhD

    Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine

    BioDr. Nounou Taleghani completed her undergraduate education at UCLA, graduating in 1986, and subsequently earned both her M.D. and Ph.D. (Neuroscience) degrees at the Chicago Medical School.
    She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine in 1999 and joined the faculty of the Department of Surgery at Stanford as a Board Certified Emergency Medicine specialist in the same year.
    She briefly left Stanford in August 2005 and joined the faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College, where she served as the Associate Dean for Clinical Curriculum for the Qatar campus and was responsible for the implementation, management and coordination of the WCMC-Q undergraduate clinical curriculum, including the third year clerkships and the fourth year electives. Under her leadership, WCMC-Q developed a pioneering, multilingual program in medical interpreting designed to assist medical students as they interacted with patients in their clinical courses at the local teaching hospital. Dr. Taleghani has received many awards for teaching, including several Excellence in Teaching awards, both at Stanford and at Cornell.

    She re-joined the faculty of the Stanford School of Medicine in Fall 2009 as Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and as an Attending Physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Stanford Hospital. She holds an appointment in the medical school, and taught in the clinical curriculum as part of the Educator for CARE faculty for 10 Years. She now serves as Assistant Dean for Academic Advising in the School of Medicine and is the founder and director of the Center for Specialty Career Advising .

    Dr. Taleghani is the Director for Medical Student Education for the Department of Emergency Medicine and overseas all the courses her department teaches in the Medical School, including being the inaugural required Clerkship Director for the EMED Clerkship. She also served as the founding Director for the Rapid Assessment Program , MD in triage for the Emergency Department.

    Aside from her clinical and academic responsibilities at Stanford, Dr. Taleghani is also involved in many organizations around the Bay Area including serving as
    Medical Director, Palo Alto Fire Department from 1999–2005,
    Volunteer Medical Director, Susan G Koman 3 Day Walk, SF from 2003-2010
    Volunteer Medical Provider for the Painted Turtle Camp
    Volunteer Medical Director, AVON, Breast Cancer Walk, SF 2012-2015.
    She is also one of the VTML’s, team medical liaison for the National Football League.

  • Kristel Tjandra

    Kristel Tjandra

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Emergency Medicine

    BioDr. Kristel Tjandra is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar in the School of Medicine at Stanford University. Working at the interface between clinical chemistry and microbiology, her research focuses on advancing the diagnosis of bloodstream infection to slow down the spread of resistant organisms.