Michael Gisondi, MD



My research improves patient care by understanding the most effective ways to train physicians.



How do we teach learners to learn?

How do we assess that learning has occured?

How do we prepare medical students for learning inside the classroom, in the hospital, in clinics, and in technology-enhanced training labs?

How can we reimagine medical education for the 21st Century?

The Goal for Learners

Adaptive Expertise: acquiring the knowledge needed to successfully solve problems encountered on a regular basis, as well as new or uncommon problems that require advanced analytical skills.

The Process

Learning Science: applying principles of developmental and educational psychology to understand the most effective ways to study and learn


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My mission is to ensure that any patient who seeks care in an emergency department is treated by competent, professional, and expertly-trained emergency providers.



Dr. Michael Gisondi is the inaugural Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. He is a medical education researcher and an expert in the application of social media in medical education. He is a leader in the fields of medical education and emergency medicine, recently serving on the Board of Directors of the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine. He serves on the  editorial boards of Academic Life in Emergency Medicine, the Journal of Education and Teaching in Emergency Medicine, and the international medical education conference, Medutopia. He is an associate editor for the textbook, Emergency Medicine, and conference faculty with the national certification course, EPEC-EM: Education in Palliative and End-of-life Care in Emergency Medicine.

Born and raised in upstate New York, Dr. Gisondi earned his Bachelor of Science with honors from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, where he was inducted in Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Stanford University, spending an additional year as Chief Resident. While at Stanford, he also completed a medical education fellowship focused on Faculty Development. Dr. Gisondi was a faculty member at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine from 2003 – 2017, where he held several leadership roles including Residency Program Director, Medical Education Scholarship Fellowship Director, and Director of the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators. He was a Junior Fellow of the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence at Northwestern and a member of the Northwestern McGaw Graduate Medical Education Committee.

In 2014, Dr. Gisondi was awarded the National Faculty Teaching Award of the American College of Emergency Physicians and was named Alumnus of the Year for recognition of his early career achievements by Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He completed the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Chair Development Program in 2018 and he is a participant in the 2018-20 Stanford Medicine Leadership Academy.