Neil Gesundheit, MD, MPH

Neil Gesundheit, MD, MPH

Endocrinologist

Bio:   Dr. Neil Gesundheit is a board-certified endocrinologist who trained at Stanford and UCSF in internal medicine and at the National Institutes of Health (NIDDK) in endocrinology and metabolism. He sees hospitalized endocrine patients at Stanford and at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospitals. Dr. Gesundheit directs the second-year medical student endocrine physiology module, teaches in the Practice of Medicine course, and as the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education oversees implementation of the new Stanford medical student curriculum. Dr. Gesundheit has oversight of educational programs for medical students, physician assistant master's students, residents and fellows in clinical training, and Stanford-sponsored continuing medical education (CME) programs for faculty.

Stanford Hospital

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: National Institutes of Health (1989) MD
  • Board Certification: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine (1985)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1981)
  • Residency: UCSF Medical Center (1981) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Medical Center (1980) CA
  • Internship: Stanford University Medical Center (1979) CA
  • Medical Education: University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine (1978) CA
  • MPH, University of California, Berkeley, Public Health (1978)
  • AB, Harvard College, Biochemical Sciences (1974)

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (1977)
  • Harvard College Scholar, Harvard University (1970-74)
  • Medical School Award for Excellence in Promotion of the Learning Environment and Student Wellness, Stanford University School of Medicine (2015)
  • RISE Award (Reach, Inspire, Serve, Engage), Stanford Medicine Alumni Association, Stanford University School of Medicine (2017)
  • Stanford Medicine Award for Excellence in Promotion of Humanism, Stanford University School of Medicine (2017)
  • The Arthur L. Bloomfield Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Clinical Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2003)
  • The Compassion in Medicine Award, Lance Armstrong Foundation (2005)
  • The Department of Medicine Endocrinology Division Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2002)
  • The Department of Medicine Endocrinology Division Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2005)
  • The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2003)
  • The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Preclinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2002)
  • The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Preclinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2004)
  • The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Preclinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2009)
  • The Lawrence H. Mathers, Jr. Award for Exceptional Commitment to Teaching and M.D. Student Education, Stanford University School of Medicine (2007)

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Dean for Advising, Stanford University School of Medicine (2006 - Present)
  • Associate Dean for Medical Education, Stanford University School of Medicine (1999 - 2006)
  • Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education (interim), Stanford University School of Medicine (2017 - Present)