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chief residents announced for 2023-24 | News from the Department of Medicine

Sarah Talamantes, MD

Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree in biopsychology from Cornell University in 2015, where in addition to being a college star, she was a shooting guard for Cornell’s Division I NCAA basketball team. In addition to this, she also spent 3 summers working with the University of Colorado Cancer Center as a clinical research student intern. Her interest in clinical trials continued, and she worked for a year after graduation as a clinical research coordinator at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, before enrolling in medical school at Northwestern University. She got her MD in 2020 and was an absolute star, getting induction into AOA, working on research examining the relationship between circulating lymphocytes/monocytes and breast cancer response and being active in engagement community, inclusion and team building. The residency team was of course absolutely thrilled when they paired up with Stanford for their residency. Colleagues say, “Sarah has been such a joy to have in our program from the start – her enthusiasm, passion for clinical care and kindness comes through with every rotation. She continued her lifelong interest in clinical trials and works with the Inflammatory Bowel Disease team at Stanford. Adds Witteles, “We look forward to her bringing her many skills to her year as chief resident, a prelude to a future fellowship in gastroenterology.