Nam Ly-Sarmiento is a 2006 graduate from the College of William and Mary of Williamsburg, VA.
Nam is the Senior Administrative Director for Stanford University’s School of Medicine Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine. In her work at Stanford, she strives for process excellence and applies a diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice lens to all the work that she impacts. She believes representation across the healthcare continuum is critical in delivering equitable quality care to all patients. The teams she oversees work to make impactful changes in research, education, and clinical care by educating future physicians, working with community hospitals and organizations to improve clinical care and combat health disparities for mothers and babies nationwide.
Nam is a 2006 graduate of the College of William and Mary where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience with a minor in Sociology. After spending her early career working in private practice and then higher education, she learned that her passion to have an impact in medicine was not limited to being a physician. In 2011, she earned a Master of Health Services Administration from George Washington University to pursue her interests in the academic and business aspects of medicine.
As the first American-born daughter of Vietnamese refugees, Nam is a first-generation college student. During her time at William and Mary, she learned the importance of advocacy and strong mentorship from individuals with shared lived experiences. Through her course work and own experiences, she found that representation is critical in helping young students and early careerists in their academic and professional attainment. She was fortunate enough to have mentors and a close circle of friends who helped her in her own career journey and believes in the importance of paying it forward to help future young professionals in their career development.