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Kendall Madden, M.D.

Stanford University School of Medicine. Kendall grew up in Santa Cruz, California and went to Stanford University for college. At Stanford, her love of nature, commitment to social justice and a passion for biology found her a home in the Earth Systems program, through which she completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees. Kendall’s studies in environmental science led her to the conclusion that high quality healthcare is vital to any hope of sustainable development. After graduation she took a job managing a collaborative research project between the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford and the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research in Bangladesh to study the interactions between agriculture, water quality and infectious disease. Kendall’s experience working at the infectious disease hospital in Bangladesh convinced her to become a physician and pursue her commitment to environmental sustainability and health through the practice of medicine. In medical school, Kendall also explored her passion for the arts and humanities, and the role of art in the experience of both disease and healing for patients and health care workers. Kendall loves cooking with food grown locally, walking on the beach, hiking, yoga, reading a good book and spending time with her friends and family.

Alumni Year: 2018