Faculty Profile

Kimberly Stanford
Section of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

Academic Interests

Dr. Stanford's academic interests focus on the use of the emergency department visit to address the social determinants of health, including infectious diseases, sexual and reproductive health, homelessness, and human trafficking. Dr. Stanford coordinates the HIV and syphilis screening programs in the emergency department and serves as the Director of ED HIV/STI testing for the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination (CCHE). Her research focuses on the implementation of ED screening programs, improving STI diagnosis and care in the ED, and improving linkage to primary care, prenatal care, and HIV PrEP from the ED. In addition to her work on HIV and STIs, she has developed a human trafficking policy and educational series for the adult and pediatric emergency departments and has an ongoing project to improve understanding of the barriers to placement in shelter of the ED homeless population. Dr. Stanford mentors emergency medicine residents working on projects in all of these topics and she co-leads the Social Emergency Medicine Interest Group as well as the ICEP Social EM Committee.

Clinical Interests



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  • BS, 2001, Yale University, Electrical Engineering
  • BA, 2001, Yale University, Music
  • MD, 2013, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medicine
  • Residency, 2017, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Emergency Medicine
  • MPH, 2019, Johns Hopkins University