Welcome to Our New Stanford Emergency Medicine Faculty

John Kendall, MD, FACEP - Professor

Dr. Kendall obtained his medical degree from the University of Washington and completed his residency training at USC. Dr. Kendall most recently served as Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Director of Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) at the Denver Health Medical Center. Dr. Kendall will serve as the Co-Director of System-Wide POCUS Implementation at SHC, Co-Chair of the SHC POCUS Governance Committee, and Director of Ultrasound in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

February 2024

Manish Shah, MD, MS - Professor

Dr. Shah obtained his medical degree from UC Irvine. He completed his residency in the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston (Harvard Medical School) and Boston Medical Center (Boston University School of Medicine) and his fellowship in Pediatric EM at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Shah was most recently Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and Associate Division Head and Chief of Academic Development and Strategy in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics. 

February 2024

Leonardo Aliaga, MD - Assistant Professor

Dr. Aliaga received his Medical Degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed four years of neurosurgery residency training at UCLA and then completed Emergency Medicine residency training at UC Davis, serving as chief resident. He completed his Fellowship in Advanced Medical Education Scholarship Skills here at Stanford University. Dr. Aliaga’s education and research focus is on adaptive expertise, the critical process of learning through failure, and improving emergency radiology education.

February 2024

Dr. Deborah Hsu, MD, MEd - Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Dr. Hsu previously served as the Division Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas. She received her medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, and completed her pediatric residency and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Hsu's areas of expertise encompass pediatric emergency medicine, medical education, and optimizing individual and team performance. At Stanford, Dr. Hsu will focus on creating new knowledge through research and scholarly activity.  She will also help lead the advancement of the comprehensive 24-hour emergency care services available within Stanford’s Pediatric Emergency Department. Read more

Nov 2023