Published: 10/18/2023

Join us for a moderated discussion with Lisa Patel, MD, for a talk about her career journey as a pediatrician and her experience as a physician-advocate working at the intersection of climate change and medicine.

Lisa Patel is the Executive Director of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, and Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford School of Medicine. She is a former Presidential Management Fellow for the Environmental Protection Agency where she coordinated the US Government’s efforts on clean air and safe drinking water projects in South Asia in collaboration with the World Health Organization, and received the Trudy A. Specinar Award for her work.

She is a member of the Executive Committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health and Climate Change, and a faculty mentor for Stanford Climate and Health. As a mentor, she works with students and residents on projects related to climate-resilient schools, environmental justice, sustainable healthcare, and medical education curriculum reform. Lisa received her Master’s in Environmental Sciences from the Yale School of the Environment, her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and completed her training in pediatrics at UCSF.

Come with questions!

This conversation is geared towards students interested in learning more about global health career paths.

Dr. Michele Barry will provide an introduction, and the Q&A will be moderated by a member of the Organization for Global Health, a medical student group at Stanford.

Event Details

Date: December 4, 2023

Time: 5:30-7:00 PST 

Location: In person, Stanford campus – Alway M112

Details: Dinner will be provided before the event