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Chris Puntasecca

Lead Learning Consultant & Peer Academic Coach 

Chris (he/him) is a second-year MD student at the School of Medicine. His academic focus is on health service and policy, and his current research involves the economics of cancer treatment. He is interested in pursuing a career in surgery. Chris graduated in May 2019 from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he double-majored in chemistry and classics. While at Holy Cross, Chris was a four-year varsity athlete and competed as a pole vaulter and decathlete on the track & field team. Through this experience, he saw the unique demands placed on student-athletes as well as the challenges involving time management while balancing training, competition, and class work. By working as a Peer Academic Coach, Chris hopes to engage with current students and assist them in navigating some of these challenges during their undergraduate and graduate careers. 


  • Chris is also: NCAA Division I Track & Field Athlete, Knight-Hennessy Scholar
  • Contact: cjpunt [at] stanford [dot] edu