Meet the Chief Residents

Get to know the three Department of Medicine physicians who will serve as internal medicine chief residents for 2016-2017.

Andy Chang, MD

Medical School: Stanford University
Career Plans: Cardiology

Andy Chang graduated cum laude from Yale with a BS in molecular/cellular/developmental biology, and as an undergraduate began work in global health and patient advocacy.  He enrolled at Stanford for medical school, graduating as a top student in 2013 – earning high marks across all of his rotations and being inducted in the Gold Humanism Honor Society.  As a medical student he participated in a yearlong interdisciplinary program at Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, learning the methodology of “design thinking.”  In classic Stanford fashion, he started a nonprofit social venture (developing a low-cost CPAP device for use in pediatric ICUs in the developing world), while also learning basic science laboratory skills.  Andy matched into Stanford’s Global Health track two years ago, and as a resident, he has distinguished himself by his broad and mature approach to patient care and medical problems. 

Andre Kumar, MD

Medical School: Tulane University
Career Plans: Academic Hospitalist

Andre Kumar graduated summa cum laude from the University of Nevada, Reno with a BS in cellular biology, with distinction for high achievement in undergraduate research.  He enrolled at Tulane for medical school, where he earned Honors on every clinical rotation, was inducted into the AOA, and graduated at the very top of his class in 2013. Andre has thrived as a Stanford resident, and has been a leader in his class. He consistently receives outstanding rotation evaluations, and he partnered with a colleague to develop a training pathway for residents interested in careers as academic hospitalists called SHAPE: Stanford Hospitalist Advanced Practice & Education. Andre has distinguished himself by his outstanding clinical skills and teaching ability.  

Mala Mandyam, MD

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Career Plans:
Academic Hospitalist

Mala Mandyam graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a BS in biochemistry, and then enrolled at UCSF for medical school.  As a medical student Mala was prolific – both inside and outside the hospital.  She created a new elective course for UCSF students entitled “Healthcare and the Asian-Pacific Islander Community,” and extended her training by one year to conduct research in cardiac electrophysiology while earning a certificate in Epidemiology/Biostatistics advanced training.  As a resident, Mala has distinguished herself by her thoughtful, mature approach to patient care and her commitment to her patients and her colleagues.