Al'ai Alvarez, MD

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Dr. Al'ai Alvarez is an assistant clinical professor in Emergency Medicine and the assistant residency program director at the Stanford Emergency Medicine Residency Program. He is the second year class coach and is the SWAGGERT line director for the Stanford Emergency Medicine ACCEL Program (

Dr. Alvarez focuses on the intersection of residency wellbeing with clinical operations, the patient experience, quality and patient safety. Prior to his role in academic emergency medicine, Dr. Alvarez served as the assistant medical director in clinical operations and quality education at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

Dr. Alvarez is also the co-chair of WellMD's Physician Wellness Forum, and is one of the peer supporters for WellMD's Physician Resource Network (PRN) Support.

Dr. Alvarez works on recruitment in graduate medical education and the medical school. Equally important is his work on increasing diversity and inclusion at Stanford University, and is a steering committee member for the Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity at the Stanford School of Medicine.

Nationally, Dr. Alvarez serves on committees on physician wellbeing and medical education, and has given several grand rounds on relevant topics in gratitude, physician wellbeing, burnout, as well as leadership capacity to enhance diversity and inclusion.