Program Leadership

The director of the Masters of Medicine Steering Committee is Professor Ben Barres, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology, Developmental Biology, and Neurology, who is a board-certified neurologist, and whose lab has a translational research focus. He is also co-director of the neuroanatomy and neurobiology course for first-year MD students, co-chair of the Department of Neurobiology, a co-founder and team member of a new consortium group called the Myelin Repair Foundation that does translational research to develop new treatments for Multiple Sclerosis, and a member of the steering committee of the new Neuroscience Institute at Stanford.

MSM Steering Committee

This is a diverse group of faculty that includes 80% men; 20% women; 13% lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender; 27% Asian-American; and 7% Hispanic; and represents many different PhD departments as well as leadership members of the medical school, graduate schools, and our new Institutes of Medicine. Although several of the committee members are not physicians, all of the faculty are highly committed to and experienced with translational medicine.