Sonoo Thadaney Israni, MBA

Executive Director Presence & Program in Bedside Medicine/Stanford 25 

Stanford University, School of Medicine


Sonoo Co-chaired the National Academy of Medicine’s AI in Healthcare Working Group + co- shepherded their Technology across the Lifecourse Group. She has co-hosted teaching conferences at Stanford University: Human & Artificial Intelligence for Diagnostics; AI in Medicine: Inclusion & Equity; AI in Healthcare: The Hope, The Hype, The Promise, The Peril (pre-launching NAM publication, she co-led), Human Intelligence and AI in Healthcare, etc.

Sonoo launched the PRESENCE for Racial Justice Lab within PRESENCE, and the initiatives include work that began in 2017, including the Stanford-HBMC (Historically Black Medical Colleges) Initiative, the 5 Minute Moment for Racial Justice, PRESENCE 5 for Racial Justice and more.

She serves on the AAMC Restorative Justice for Academic Medicine Committee, teaching curricula to address diversity in healthcare.

After 25+ years in Silicon Valley, now a Stanford intrapreneur for 12+ years – launching centers and programs: In addition to the Presence Center and its Racial Justice Lab, other initiatives she has created and led include the MSc. in Community Health and Prevention Research, Stanford WSDM (Women and Sex Differences in Medicine) Center, Diversity-First Gen Office, Restorative Justice Pilot, and more. She teaches coursework in Leveraging Conflict for Constructive Change, Leadership Skills, and Mediation.

Sonoo serves on the boards of UNICEF (Northwestern Region) and SCIENTS.