Applying the Professional Principles of Ethics, Caring, and Teaching: Dr. Kelley M. Skeff, Georgetown University School of Medicine Commencement

Dr. Kelley M. Skeff, MD, PhD


Dr. Skeff is the George DeForest Barnett Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and Co-Director of the Stanford Faculty Development Center for Medical Teachers. He received his M.D. degree from University of Colorado, completed his residency and his fellowship in general internal medicine at Stanford University, and completed a Ph.D. at the Stanford School of Education. He has served as Vice Chair for Education and was the residency program director for two decades in the Department of Medicine at Stanford. He and his colleagues founded the Stanford Faculty Development Center for medical teachers, a train-the-trainer program developed to assist medical faculty nationally and internationally, in order to improve their teaching effectiveness. The Center has trained over 350 faculty members from over 150 institutions as trainers for their own faculty and house-staff. Dr. Skeff has received local and national awards, including the Stanford University Gores Award, the Stanford Medical School Alumni RISE Award, the national Joy McCann Mentorship Award, the AAMC Robert Glaser and Abraham Flexner awards, as well as awards from the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. He has been a regent and is a Master of the American College of Physicians.

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