Neil Gesundheit, MD, MPH

Neil Gesundheit, MD, MPH

Endocrinologist

Bio:   Dr. Neil Gesundheit is a board-certified endocrinologist who trained in the clinical thyroid unit at the National Institutes of Health. He sees hospitalized general endocrine patients at Stanford and the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospitals. He directs the second-year medical student endocrine physiology course and is deeply involved in education and in overseeing the career development of Stanford medical students, residents, and fellows.

Stanford Hospital

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine (1985)
  • Fellowship: National Institutes of Health (1989) MD
  • 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: UCSF School of Medicine (1978) CA
  • MPH, University of California, Berkeley, Public Health (1978)
  • AB, Harvard College, Biochemical Sciences (1974)

Honors & Awards

  • Medical School Award for Excellence in Promotion of the Learning Environment and Student Wellness, Stanford University School of Medicine (2015)
  • 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)
  • The Compassion in Medicine Award, Lance Armstrong Foundation (2005)
  • The Department of Medicine Endocrinology Division Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2005)
  • The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Preclinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2004)
  • The Arthur L. Bloomfield Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Clinical Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2003)
  • The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2003)
  • The Department of Medicine Endocrinology Division Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2002)
  • The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Preclinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2002)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (1977)
  • Harvard College Scholarship, Harvard University (1970-74)

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)