Bio


Dr. Jennifer Pien is a Clinical Associate Professor through the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford School of Medicine. She is the Associate Director of The Pegasus Physician Writers as well as the Editor-In-Chief of The Pegasus Review, a medicine and literary journal of narrative medicine. Her clinical work is in physician well-being through WellConnect as well as in the area of developmental disabilities. She cofounded Puente Clinic through the San Mateo County Medical System, an innovative subspecialty clinic devoted to the care of adults with developmental disabilities. Her interests include medical humanities and the intersection of creative writing and medicine.

Clinical Focus


  • Psychiatry

Academic Appointments


  • Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Administrative Appointments


  • Associate Director, Pegasus Physician Writers (2019 - Present)
  • Affiliated Faculty, Medicine & the Muse (2018 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • George C. Gulevich Award-humanistic values, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford School of Medicine (2005)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society (2001)

Professional Education


  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry (2007)
  • Residency: Stanford University Adult Psychiatry Residency (2005) CA
  • Medical Education: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (2001) IL
  • Board Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry (2007)
  • PGME, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences residency program (2005)
  • MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Medicine (2001)
  • BA, Northwestern University, Molecular Biology (1996)