Chief Residents Announced for 2019-2020

Early Wednesday morning, Robert Harrington, MD, professor of medicine and chair of the department, announced the internal medicine chief residents for the 2019-2020 academic year. Chief residents are chosen for their exemplary leadership and clinical skills, and their biographies showed an impressive record of service and academic excellence. They will advocate for their fellow residents, as well as providing guidance. As Harrington stated, "We couldn’t be more excited to work with Amy, Surbhi, and Rebecca – an absolutely outstanding group of future Chief Residents."

Meet the Chief Residents:

Amy Rogers, MD

Medical School: Northwestern University

Career Plan: Rheumatology/Immunology

Amy Rogers received a B.A. in Neuroscience from USC, graduating magna cum laude in 2012.  She then enrolled at Northwestern University for medical school, earning her M.D. in 2016.  While at Northwestern, Amy quickly emerged as a class leader, chairing Northwestern’s Student Committee on Global Health and serving as Class President of the School of Medicine during her fourth year.  During medical school Amy worked with the Cochrane Heart Group as a medical student, training in Cochrane Collaboration methodology.  She matched with Stanford in 2016. 

As a resident, Amy’s clinical skills and leadership potential quickly became apparent.  She has been elected by her class peers twice to be Class Representative on the Committee on Residency Reform, and this year was elected by the Stanford housestaff at large to be a full member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee.  Amy is currently studying imaging of large-vessel vasculitis under the mentorship of Connie Weyand.  After her Chief Resident year, Amy plans a career in Rheumatology/Immunology.

Surbhi Singhal, MD

Medical School: University of Wisconsin

Career Plan: Hospital Medicine

Surbhi Singhal earned a B.S. in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development from University of Minnesota as a recipient of the University of Minnesota Presidential Scholarship, graduating summa cum laude with Distinction in 2012.  She then enrolled at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, earning her M.D. with Honors in Research and Distinction in Public Health in 2016.  Surbhi was awarded the Duane Rath medical scholarship for academic excellence, leadership, and community service (providing funding for full medical school expenses), and was very involved in Global Health efforts, earning a Global Health certificate from the University of Wisconsin and working in both Mexico and Peru.  She was a star clinical student at University of Wisconsin and was inducted into AOA, and she matched with Stanford in 2016. 

Surbhi has distinguished herself as an outstanding clinician and leader from the outset.  She is the resident Co-Leader of the Stanford Hospitalist Advanced Practice and Education (SHAPE) program and leads a quarterly residency Quality Improvement newsletter.  Surbhi has been extremely active in academic pursuits with the Division of Hospital Medicine, working with Neera Ahuja, Lisa Shieh, Jason Hom, and Andre Kumar on clinical research and QI projects.  After her Chief Resident year, Surbhi plans a career in academic Hospital Medicine.

Rebecca Tisdale, MD, MPA

Medical School: Columbia University

MPA: London School of Economics/Sciences Po

Career Plan: Cardiology/Global Health

Rebecca Tisdale received a B.A. with Distinction in Human Biology from Stanford in 2009.  She then earned a dual-degree Masters of Public Affairs in a joint two-year program from The London School of Economics and Sciences Po in Paris, France.  During those years she pursued an interest in Global Health, working as a International Affairs Intern at the National Health Authority in Paris and as an external consultant studying malaria-related tariffs for the UK Department for International Development.  In 2012, Rebecca enrolled at Columbia University, earning her MD in 2016 as an absolute top student and member of AOA.  Rebecca matched at Stanford in 2016.

Rebecca has been a truly outstanding clinical resident, and has worked with Paul Heidenreich, Euan Ashley, and Jonathan Chen on informatics-based research focusing on physician communication, recently presenting work at this year’s ACC national meeting.  Rebecca is a member of the Stanford program’s Global Health Track, and after her Chief Resident year she plans to pursue a career in Cardiology with a focus on global cardiovascular disease.