Dr. Vanila Singh, Md Macm

Chief Medical Officer
Stanford University, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Singh is the primary medical adviser to the Assistant Secretary for Health on the development and implementation of HHS-wide public health policy recommendations. She is the Chair of the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force. She is also the Acting Regional Health Administrator, Region IX. Since 2004, Dr. Singh has been a clinical associate professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine, she specializes in treating patients with complex chronic pain issues. She is a teaching scholar and member of the teaching and mentoring academy at Stanford. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in both molecular and cell biology and economics. She received her medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Singh completed her internal medicine internship at Yale University School of Medicine and her anesthesiology residency and pain medicine fellowship at Cornell-Weill New York Hospital. She received a master’s degree in academic medicine through the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine in 2016. Dr. Singh has been active in national medical organizations, serving as the Vice Chair of the National Physicians Council on Health Policy; an editorial board member of the Pain Physician Journal for the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians; and a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, Society California Anesthesiology, California Medical Association’s (CMA) House of Delegates. She is a STEM model for 2017 and was recently awarded Leading Physicians of the World 2017 and given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Interventions Pain Physicians.

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