Iris Litt

Physician, Professor, and Advocate for the Underserved
Iris is an accomplished pediatrician, Stanford professor, and one of the founders of the field of adolescent medicine. She's incredibly dynamic and has a wealth of experiences to draw upon from a half-century-long career.


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A graduate of Cornell University and the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Iris Litt has enjoyed a half-century-long career as a physician, professor, and advocate for the underserved. A founder of the field of adolescent medicine, she has contributed to research, health care, and policy reform in settings as disparate as Rikers Island Prison and Stanford University.

At Stanford, she has held leadership roles in the School of Medicine, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and, currently, the Distinguished Careers Institute. A wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she enjoys travel, cooking, and creating glass art.


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