As an adult endocrinologist, Dr. Ariel has a special interest in gender hormone related care. She is a Certified Menopause Practitioner through the North American Menopause Society, and is a member of the NAMS Educational Committee. Her clinical care focuses on the management of perimenopause and menopause, using a combination of evidence based medicine with a personalized approach. She is also a member of Stanford's LGBTQ+ Health Program providing gender affirming care for the transgender population. Dr. Ariel graduated cum laude from UC Berkeley and then from UC Davis School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford School of Medicine, and a fellowship and post-doctorate in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Stanford while also completing a Masters in Clinical Research and Epidemiology before joining the faculty at Stanford. Currently, she serves as the Founding Director of the Stanford School of Medicine Student Guidance Program working closely with medical students in the development of clinical skills. She also holds the role of Faculty Well-Being Director for the Department of Medicine and Division of Endocrinology, and is a Distinguished Member of the Stanford Teaching and Mentoring Academy.
Aleksandar Rajkovic, UCSF
Researchers have long been recognizing the uniqueness of women’s health and its substantial effect on clinical practice, acknowledging the increasing appreciation of the importance of multidisciplinary approaches to health and disease. In every organ system, there are diseases that are unique to women, more common in women than in men, or characterized by differences in disease course in women compared to men. This Track will focus on the following topics related to Women’s Health: