Rebecca Blankenburg, MD, MPH

Becky Blankenburg, MD, MPH is a Clinical Professor in Pediatric Hospital Medicine and the Associate Chair for Education for the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Blankenburg is the President of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors and Research Director of the APA Educational Scholars Program. Prior education roles have included Residency Associate Program Director, Residency Program Director, and Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Director. Her educational interests focus on building a more diverse, inclusive and equitable learning environment and helping develop a sense of belonging, professional identity formation, and competence through longitudinal coaching and scholarly mentorship. Dr. Blankenburg has been instrumental in helping develop the Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity (LEAD) Program at Stanford, a 10-month longitudinal leadership program for developing residents and fellows interested in diversity, inclusion and equity. She also developed the Scholarly Concentration Program and co-developed the Coaching Program for the Stanford Pediatric Residency Program. Dr. Blankenburg co-led a multi-site, multi-specialty Shared Decision-Making Intervention, that showed an improvement in shared decision-making on the inpatient wards in pediatrics and internal medicine. She was also a co-investigator in the national IPASS Handoffs Study and IPASS Family-Centered Rounds Study. Dr. Blankenburg earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Caltech, completed her medical education at the University of Chicago, Masters of Public Health at UC Berkeley, pediatrics residency and chief residency at UCSF, was in the first cohort of the APA Educational Scholars Program, and is current back in school, earning an MHPE at University of Illinois Chicago.