Chethan Sarabu is a patient and physician. His patient story began with a chronic urological issue that developed when he was about 18 months old and led to a childhood full of doctor’s visits, challenging social situations, multiple surgeries throughout adolescence, and still continues to impact how he uses the bathroom everyday.
As a result of these experiences he was motivated to become a pediatrician and work to improve the system for patients, particularly to ensure that children and adolescents are invited to participate in their care. Through his fellowship training in clinical informatics he focused on building patient empowering tools and changing culture by launching initiatives such as OpenNotes at Stanford Children’s and leads a national workgroup on protecting adolescent confidentiality in medical records. He is thinks deeply about environmental health driven by climate change, social justice, and equity.
- Board Member