Three Stanford Professors Elected to
National Academy of Medicine

From left: Steven Goodman, MD, MHS, PhD, Hannah Valantine, MD, MRCP, FACC, and Laurence Baker, PhD

The latest cohort of elected National Academy of Medicine members includes three Stanford professors: Steven Goodman, MD, MHS, PhD, associate dean for clinical and translational research and professor of epidemiology and population health; Hannah Valantine, MD, MRCP, FACC, professor of cardiovascular medicine; and Laurence Baker, PhD, professor of medicine and Bing Professor of Human Biology.

Election to the NAM is considered one of the highest honors in health and medicine.  “This distinguished and diverse class of new members is a truly exceptional group of scholars and leaders whose expertise in science, medicine, health, and policy will be integral to helping the NAM address today’s most pressing health challenges and inform the future of health and health care for the benefit of everyone around the globe,” said National Academy of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau.

Goodman was recognized “for his expertise in scientific inference and research reproducibility, utilizing diverse methods to inform public decisions about medical interventions.”

Valantine, the former chief officer of scientific workforce diversity, for the National Institutes of Health and senior investigator, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, was recognized “foror her national leadership in both scientific workforce diversity and cardiac transplantation research.”

And Baker was elected “for contributions on consequences of rapid health care technology adoption, the importance of physician practice organization for costs and outcomes, the proliferation of out-of-network billing, and physician gender-based income disparities.”

We congratulate our colleagues on this honor.