Dr. 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.
Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Vice Chair, AAEM Geriatric EM interest group, (2020 - Present)
Medical Advisor, Ceribell Biotech Research (2016 - Present)
Medical Advisor, EHealth Vitals (2016 - 2020)
Medical Advisor, Vivid Medical Inc (2010 - 2015)
Member, American College of Emergency Physician ACEP (2009 - Present)
Fellow, American Academy of Emergency Medicine AAEM (1999 - Present)
Community and International Work
Opportunities for Student Involvement
Medical Director, San Fransisco
Susan G. Koman
Opportunities for Student Involvement
- Regional Anesthesia. Atlas of Emergency Procedures; Sternbach G, Rosen P, Chan T. 2001: 158-162
- Differential Expression of Estrogen Receptor Alpha and Beta in rat dorsal root ganglion neurons Journal of Neuroscience Research 1999; 57: 603-615
- Subarachnoid Hemorrhage The Five-Minute Review of Emergency Medicine, Ed. Rosen et.al. 1999
- Transient Ischemic Attacks. The Five-Minute Review of Emergency Medicine, Ed. Rosen et.al. 1999
- Regional distribution and biochemical characterization of high molecular weight tau in the nervous system. Journal of Neuroscience Research 1992; 33: 257-265