Dana currently serves as Chief Medical Executive of The Risk Authority Stanford (TRA Stanford) and as the Physician Risk Consultant for Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health. Her responsibilities include conducting risk assessments, consulting with and educating healthcare providers and staff, and investigating potential claims.
Dana Welle has more than 16 years of clinical experience as an obstetrician-gynecologist. After completing her residency in a large tertiary academic medical center, she began private practice where she continued to manage high risk obstetric cases, as well as perform complicated gynecological surgery. She is a fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and also a fellow in the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Although she is no longer directly involved in patient care, she continues her pursuit of medical knowledge and remains active in both ACOG and ACS.
Dana’s combined educational degrees, coupled with her clinical background, places Dana in a unique position. She is able to use both her medical and legal insight to strengthen the relationship between the medical staff and TRA Stanford and bring a different perspective to addressing risk management issues.
Dana received her BS in Kinesiology from the University of California at Los Angeles, her DO degree from the Western University of Health Sciences and her JD degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of California.