Staff Spotlight

Our November Staff Spotlight is on Alex Stoller, MPA, Program Operations Specialist in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition.

Alex StollerAlex says she travelled an unexpected path toward her position as a program administrator for medical education programs within the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition.

Having earned her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing, Alex originally considered careers in journalism and film production. She spent several years working with King County Public Health where she became interested in career opportunities in healthcare administration and community health.

Alex started at UW Medicine in 2005 as a program coordinator for the childbirth education program before transferring to the Department of Family Medicine, and has been a member of the Department of Medicine since 2013.

"I enjoy working within a large institution and having opportunities to collaborate with colleagues," Alex says. "Within DOM, you can always find ways to meet new people, diversify your work experience, lead projects, speak in front of audiences, and expand your professional learning."

As a Program Administrator within Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, she manages the ACGME clinical training program in endocrinology, oversees postdoctoral scholar appointments, and manages two training grants. In addition to overseeing administrative operations of the program and supporting the Division’s trainees, Alex enjoys collaborating with institutional partners on special projects and new initiatives.

In the past few years, Alex has served as a member and co-lead for the UW GME Program Administrators Advisory Committee, presented for the DOM Core Competency series about different clinical and postdoctoral research fellowships and is currently working with the Office of Research on improving training grant resources for departments.

“Alex really thinks deeply about problems that come up and she is so persistent in resolving issues,” said Kelly Uckun, Administrator for the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition.

“Our faculty and fellows are lucky to have her working so hard on their behalf, and I’m so grateful to have her on my team.”

Outside of Medicine, Alex’s hobbies include beach combing, cooking, baking, and spending time with her husband, corgi and kitty.

For the past three years, she has also been focused on weightlifting and achieving different strength goals. She says her personal training has forced her out of comfort zone and challenged her in mind and body.

"Although there have been bumps in the road, staying consistent with weekly goals has helped me stay on track," she says.

"Little did I know this would be a lesson for life—challenge yourself out of your comfort zone. It won’t be easy, you will have good days, bad days, and days when you need breaks, but you will grateful every time you do it!"  

Alex's corgi, Ella
Alex's corgi, Ella