Dr. Stephanie Teja joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as an Instructor in March of 2022. She was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, moved to Singapore during her school years, and came to California for college. She attended Foothill Community College, transferred to The University of California, Berkeley and graduated with High Distinction in 2012 with a major in Integrative Biology. After graduation, she worked in a medical office for a year. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree in 2018 from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, after completing an additional year of research in T-cell lymphomas. Her favorite parts of medical school were volunteering with a free clinic in Memphis, TN and also in Vancouver, WA, and serving as a coach in the smoking-cessation program on campus. Dr. Teja completed her internship and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis prior to joining the division in 2022. She enjoys teaching and working with both medical students and residents. She believes that they enrich and enhance patient care with their inquisitiveness and compassionate care.
Her current areas of interest are general internal medicine with focus on inpatient care with special interest in patient education, palliative care and pain management. She is passionate in empowering her patients to understand their conditions so that they can take charge of their health after discharge from the hospital. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 dogs, and her church community. Her hobbies include visiting her family in Indonesia, Singapore, and throughout the United States, volunteering with her church and the local charitable organizations (shout out to the Crisis Nursery!) and reading. She looks forward to providing care for her patients as a member of the Division of Hospital Medicine.