Neera Ahuja Named Division Chief of Hospital Medicine

Neera Ahuja, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, has been named Division Chief of Hospital Medicine. Ahuja, who was appointed interim division chief in 2016 when the division was first created, is “widely recognized for her outstanding clinical skills and teaching abilities." Department chair Robert Harrington, MD, Arthur Bloomfield Professor of Medicine, also cites her “educational prowess" and "numerous teaching awards."

Ahuja began her career with a BA from UC Berkeley, and then went on to get her MD at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston. She trained in internal medicine and pediatrics at UTHSC and achieved board certification in both specialties. She came to Stanford in 2008 as a clinical associate professor of hospital medicine, following a stint at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston as an assistant professor and the residency program director for the combined medicine-pediatrics training program.

At Stanford, Ahuja became an associate program director for the internal medicine residency program and built a hospital medicine program in the Department of Medicine.  In 2011, she became the director for the hospital medicine section of general medicine disciplines and over the next five years recruited an outstanding clinical faculty into multiple hospital medicine groups, including university hospitalists, nocturnists, surgical co-management and Valley Care Medical Center. 

The department looks forward to her tenure, expecting that she will “build upon the clinical and education foundation of the division to include the recruitment of outstanding clinical researchers into Hospital Medicine and the further development of the outstanding group of hospitalists already in our Stanford family.”