Fellows' College Council

In partnership with Associate Chair for Fellowship Programs, Dr. Glenn Chertow, the Fellows' College Council is a fellow-led committee that forms new initiatives, social opportunities and projects that support all fellows. Council members act as a liaison to Department of Medicine leadership, and have the opportunity to work on projects aimed at improving the fellowship experience and well-being of their community. Contact us if you're interested in joining!


Glenn Chertow, MD

Dr. Chertow attended Harvard for medical school. He completed his residency and fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He was previously Division Chief for Nephrology. He currently serves as Associate Chair for Fellowship Programs and Professor of Medicine in Nephrology.



Rey Naik

Rey completed an undergraduate degree in English at UC Berkeley. She has worked as an analyst and manager in higher education throughout her career, starting at UC Berkeley and joining Stanford in 2018. Since 2020, she has worked on the Special Projects team in the Chair's Office.



Ralph Tayyar, MD

Dr. Tayyar completed an undergraduate degree in Biology then attended medical school at American University in Beirut, Lebanon. He completed his internal medicine residency at Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. He is currently a PGY5 and chief fellow in Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine.


Tanuja Yalamarti, MD

Dr. Yalamarti attended medical school at Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences. She completed her core medicine training in UK and is a member of the Royal college of Physicians. She completed her residency at the Pennsylvania hospital of UPENN in Philadelphia, PA. She is currently a PGY5 in Nephrology.


Matthew Schwede, MD

Dr. Schwede completed an undergraduate degree in statistics at Harvard before attending Brown for medical school and completing residency training at UCSF. With his background in statistics, and a focus on genomics, he has been involved in both basic science and clinical research. He is currently a PGY6 and chief fellow in Hematology/Oncology.


William Bassett, MD

Dr. Bassett was an undergraduate at Stanford, where he studied biology and ethics. He attended medical school at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and completed his internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  He is currently a PGY5 Fellow in Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine.





Date Speaker(s) Presentation Title
August 31, 2021 Nancy Lonhart, Emily Modak Mechanics of Financing Grants
September 21, 2021 Glenn Chertow, MD; Julie Parsonnet, MD Grant Writing Workshop
October, 2021 TBD Career Perspectives: Industry
October, 2021 TBD Career Perspectives: Academia
January, 2022 TBD Financial Management Strategies
February, 2022 TBD Intricacies of Practicing in California

Past Events

Picchetti Ranch Preserve, September 2021

Our third hike and first picnic! Subscribe to domfellows@lists.stanford.edu for details about upcoming hikes.

Mechanics of Financing Grants, August 2021

The Research Administration Core (RAC) provided a great explanation and many resources to help fellows navigate the grant process at Stanford! You can download the presentation here (SUNet Authentication required). Subscribe to domfellows@lists.stanford.edu for details about upcoming talks.

Arastradero Preserve, August 2021

Our second hike! Subscribe to domfellows@lists.stanford.edu for details about upcoming hikes.

Dish Walk, July 2021

Our first Fellows' College social event! Subscribe to domfellows@lists.stanford.edu for details about upcoming hikes.

Virtual Welcome 2021

2021's welcome looked a bit different due to COVID-19. However, thank you to our new Associate Chair for Fellowship Programs, Glenn Chertow, for hosting multiple virtual welcomes for fellows!