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MD in Medicine

Chris Puntasecca

2019 Cohort

Wayne, New Jersey, United States

Chris Puntasecca, from Wayne, New Jersey, is pursuing an MD at Stanford School of Medicine. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and classics. Chris aspires to devote his life to the holistic care of the sick by translating scientific discoveries to the treatment of patients in a clinical environment. Before coming to Stanford, he was student program director of Parsons Hill Rehabilitation Center, interned at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in Tarrytown, New York, and was a research assistant at UMass Memorial Medical Center and in an organic chemistry lab. A varsity athlete, he was team captain of Holy Cross’s NCAA Division I track and field team, competing as a pole vaulter and decathlete. As an undergraduate, he received the Kate C. Power Award and the Polytec Award in Organic Chemistry. At Stanford, Chris has worked as a Peer Academic Coach through the Center for Teaching and Learning, and pursued research projects involving surgical outcomes, infectious diseases, and global health.


MD, School of Medicine