Linda Hawes Clever, MD, MACP
Medical School: Stanford University, School of Medicine
Specialty: Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Community Medicine, Occupational Medicine
- Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences
- Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
- President, RENEW
- Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs, Stanford University School of Medicine
Service with AMWA: Keynote address at two annual meetings; awarded Elizabeth Blackwell Medal
Quote: It isn't selfish to take care of yourself. It is self-preservation, so you can do what you need to do or want to do.
Linda Hawes Clever, MD, MACP is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF, Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs at the Stanford University School of Medicine, founding Chair of the Department of Occupational Health at California Pacific Medical Center, and former Editor of the Western Journal of Medicine. She is also founding President of RENEW, a not-for-profit aimed at helping devoted people maintain (and regain) their enthusiasm, effectiveness and purpose, and author of The Fatigue Prescription, Four Steps to Renewing Your Energy, Health and Life.
Dr. Clever received undergraduate and medical degrees from Stanford University and had several years of medical residency and fellowships at Stanford and UCSF in internal medicine, infectious diseases, community medicine and occupational medicine. Dr. Clever was the first Medical Director of the teaching clinic at St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco where she started patient education and nurse practitioner training and research programs. She started the Department of Occupational Health at the then-Pacific Medical Center and began her activities in the American College of Physicians in which she served as Governor, Chair of the Board of Governors, and Regent. She has written numerous papers, chapters, articles, and editorials. Her areas of special interest include personal and organizational renewal; the interactions of life, work and health; the occupational health of women and health care workers and leadership.
In 2010, Dr. Clever was given the American Medical Women’s Association’s Elizabeth Blackwell Medal which is granted to a woman physician who has made the most outstanding contributions to the cause of women in the field of medicine. She also received the Stanford Medal which honors volunteer leaders who have given extraordinary, distinguished and significant service to Stanford University.
Her husband, Jamie, is also an internist, as is their daughter Sarah, who is on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Clever is a dedicated walker and enjoys good company, good conversation and good cookies.