Preetha Basaviah

Trustee (2018-24)

Preetha Basaviah, a 1991 Brown biology graduate who earned an M.D. from the Warren Alpert Medical School in 1995, is an advising dean and professor of clinical medicine at Stanford. Earning her M.D. from Brown, Dr. Basaviah completed her internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) at Harvard, including a role as a primary care chief resident at West Roxbury Veteran's Administration Hospital. She completed a fellowship in medical education at the Harvard Institute for Education and Research. She served as one of the first hospitalists and as an associate firm chief at BIDMC. Next, she served as an academic hospitalist, a teaching academy member and a teaching scholar at UCSF. At Stanford since 2006, she is director for educators for CARE (Compassion, Advocacy, Respect, Advocacy), a teaching academy member and an attending physician. Dr. Basaviah has earned national, regional and institutional awards for teaching, mentoring, and scholarship in medical education, including honors as Educator of the Year from the Society of General Internal Medicine.