The purpose of What Matters to Me and Why is to encourage reflection within the Stanford community on matters of personal values, beliefs, and motivations in order to better understand the lives and inspirations of those who shape the University.
Yvonne A. Maldonado, MD, is Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Health Research and Policy, and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California.
Dr. Maldonado earned her medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed her internship in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford, as well as a Pediatric Residency and an Infectious Disease Fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She then joined the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before joining the faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dr. Maldonado’s research activities have included the epidemiology and prevention of viral infections such as rotavirus, measles, mumps, rubella, polio and pediatric HIV infection. Her research is conducted internationally in Zimbabwe and Mexico, as well as in the US. She has written over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and 40 book chapters on these topics. In 1989, Dr. Maldonado received the Epidemic Intelligence Service Alumni Award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and she was inducted into the Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame at Stanford University in 2001. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society and the American Public Health Association.
The entire 2013-2014 lineup is as follows:
Oct. 9 Ron Albucher
Nov. 13 Bernard Muir
Jan. 8 Yvonne Maldonado
Feb. 12 Dave Evans
Apr. 9 Jennifer Summit
May 14 Jeff Chang
Open to all. Regrets that no food is allowed in The Sanctuary room.