Chief Residents Announced for 2025-2026

The class of 2025-26 Chief Residents have been announced: Emily Chu, Emily Keamy-Minor, Albert Park, and Hoda Sayegh.

Each year, the Internal Residency Training Program leadership selects four Chief Residents from a candidate pool of extremely accomplished and talented PGY-2 program residents. "Chief Residents are vital to the success of our residency program", says Ron Witteles, MD, professor of cardiovascular medicine and program director for the internal medicine residency training program. "We truly couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to work with this amazing group and can’t wait to see all they will accomplish."

Meet the Chief Residents

Emily Chu

Emily Chu earned a B.A. in Neuroscience from Dartmouth College, graduating magna cum laude and earning awards for best thesis in the Neuroscience department, as well as for peer tutoring. She then worked for a year in a health education startup before enrolling in medical school at UCLA. At UCLA, she continued to grow her interests in education and volunteering, serving as clinic chief of the student run asylum clinic and a teaching fellow in her senior year. She matched with Stanford for her residency training in 2022. During residency, she has served as her class representative and VA clinic representative. After her Chief Resident year, Emily is still deciding between pursuing a career in academic Hospital Medicine or a fellowship in Cardiology, with specific interests being adult congestive heart disease or heart failure.

Emily Keamy-Minor

Emily Keamy-Minor earned her A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard University in 2012. During her undergraduate years, she received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Research Fellowship, as well as a Harvard University-administered grant to conduct research on HIV in Russia. She then worked for several years in health sciences consulting and clinical research before completing a post-baccalaureate premedical program at Goucher College. Emily began her journey at Stanford as a medical student in 2018. During her time in the medical school, she participated in community outreach work through the Cardinal Free Clinics and Stanford Flu Crew and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She then matched into Internal Medicine at Stanford in 2022. Throughout her career, Emily has been passionate about near-peer mentorship, serving as a Peer Advising Fellow in college and later as a teaching assistant in the first year Practice of Medicine course within the medical school. She is thrilled to continue in this role as a Chief Resident.

Albert Park

Albert Park earned his B.S. in Biology with Highest Honors in Thesis from Tufts University, graduating summa cum laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. With the support of the American Cancer Society, he spent two summers and a postgraduate year conducting research on the tumor-suppressive role of SIRT4 in colorectal cancer with Dr. Marcia Haigis. Albert then attended Harvard Medical School, where he earned his M.D. in 2022. During medical school, Albert developed a keen interest in clinical research, publishing five manuscripts and presenting his work on temozolomide-induced aplastic anemia at the American Society of Hematology annual meeting in 2021 under the mentorship of Dr. Hanny Al-Samkari. As a resident at Stanford University, Albert won the peer-selected Wolfsohn Award for Outstanding Performance in Internal Medicine as a second-year resident. He has also been conducting research on the performance characteristics of procalcitonin with Dr. Cybele Renault, and he has been actively involved in teaching the Practice of Medicine curriculum at the medical school since his intern year. After his Chief Resident year, Albert plans to pursue a career in academic Hospital Medicine, with a focus on medical education and clinical research.

Hoda Sayegh

Hoda Sayegh earned her B.A. in Biological Sciences with a minor in Visual Arts from the University of Chicago. She worked for two years as a clinical research coordinator and program manager at Massachusetts General Hospital, focusing on breast cancer and publishing over 25 manuscripts and abstracts within her lab. She then enrolled in medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor societies. She was excited to match at Stanford Internal Medicine in 2022. During her residency, she has grown as a physician and continued her research career in cardio-oncology. She is a leader of the Internal Medicine Health Equity, Advocacy, and Research (IM HEARs) program and hopes to continue her pursuit of health equity within the realms of research and medical education. Outside of the hospital, she is an avid ceramicist. After her Chief Resident year, Hoda plans to pursue fellowship training in Hematology/Oncology.