Suzanne Lippert, MD

Emergency medicine doctor

Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Bio:   Dr. Suzanne Lippert is residency trained in Emergency Medicine and holds a Masters in Health and Medical Sciences from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. As an educator and researcher, she focuses on disparities in healthcare access locally and globally with the goal of further understanding and rectifying the barriers to achieving health for the most vulnerable populations. Emergency Medicine, positioned at the confluence of our public health and medical systems, offers the ideal specialty to continue to address the multitude of influences that determine health, from access to medical care to the many social determinants of health.

Because of her interest in integrating knowledge of this confluence into medical education, Dr. Lippert serves as the assistant director of the Stanford Social Emergency Medicine Fellowship. She has created an inquiry-driven-learning emergency and social determinants course that guides students to develop skills in investigating medical literature, in translating the available evidence into clinical decisions, and in effective communication. Her team-taught course on Human Trafficking leverages the legal, historical and medical perspectives to address patient vulnerabilities to and impacts from human trafficking. She founded and co-created the curriculum for Highland Emergency International (HEI), a residency-based global health program, dedicated to ensuring practitioners have the necessary training in appropriate clinical skills and content, as well as public health and ethics to work effectively in a variety of low-resource, global settings.

As a researcher, Dr. Lippert completed a longitudinal cohort study under the larger Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas (CHAMACOS) project investigating the autonomic nervous system effects of organophosphate exposure on the infants of farm-working families in the Salinas Valley. She has developed and evaluated emergency health worker training programs for identification of trafficking victims in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her current research focuses on access to emergency psychiatric stabilization and care as well as patient access to domestic violence services.

In her role as the Department of Emergency Medicine diversity liaison to the Stanford School of Medicine, Dr. Lippert brings a dedication to ensuring a rich diversity of perspectives and voices within the department of emergency medicine, recognizing the central importance of that diversity in serving all of our patients with exemplary, unbiased, and comprehensive health care.

Emergency Department

  • 900 Quarry Road Extension
  • Stanford, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-5111
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Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine (2010)
  • Residency: Alameda County Medical Center (2009) CA
  • Medical Education: University of California San Francisco (2005) CA
  • MS/ Medical Education, University of California at Berkeley - Joint Medical Program, Health and Medical Sciences, Epidemiology (2003)

Honors & Awards

  • Kay Simmons Award for humanitarian ideals, clinical proficiency, and academic strength., Alameda County Medical Center (2008, 2009)
  • Stanford Faculty College, Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning (2012)
  • Resident Editorial Fellow, Annals of Emergency Medicine (2009-2010)
  • Senior Reviewer, Annals of Emergency Medicine (2009-present)

Administrative Appointments

  • Liaison to the Stanford School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Leadership, Stanford SOM, Department of Emergency Medicine (2015 - Present)
  • Assistant Fellowship Director, Stanford Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health Fellowship (2015 - Present)