Stefanie Attardi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Dr. Attardi joined Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine faculty in September 2015. She teaches histology and gross cadaveric anatomy to medical students and is Co-Director of the Male and Female Reproductive Systems course. Dr. Attardi is a medical education researcher, with a focus on anatomical sciences education, online education and K-12 science outreach. She evaluates educational innovations in these areas through a broad range of research approaches (qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods). Dr. Attardi is a member of the OUWB's Curriculum Evaluation Subcommittee, M1/M2 Curriculum Subcommittee, Embark Presentation Committee and Faculty Awards Committee. She is also Secretary of the OUWB Faculty Assembly and an Admissions Interviewer. 

Dr. Attardi has a special interest in professional development in higher education. She serves on the American Associations of Anatomists' Professional Development Committee and is the Vice President of Oakland University's Women's Employee Resource Group.

Dr. Attardi received her Ph.D. in Clinical Anatomy from The University of Western Ontario. Her doctoral thesis involved the design, implementation and evaluation of a fully online anatomy course with a laboratory component. While at The University of Western Ontario, she lectured in an undergraduate histology course and led microscopy laboratory sessions in both traditional and online formats. Her skills in cadaveric dissection were honed through graduate teaching assistantships at both The University of Western Ontario and Queen's University and while working as an Anatomy Laboratory Technician at the University of Guelph. Dr. Attardi also taught gross anatomy at the University of Guelph-Humber and Humber College.

She is a member of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA), International Association for Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) and EDUCAUSE.

Contact Information:

Office: 464 O’Dowd Hall
Phone: 248-370-2830


Histology and gross anatomy


Ph.D., Clinical Anatomy, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
M.Sc., Anatomical Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
B.Sc.(Hons), Life Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Research Interests:

Anatomical sciences education, online education, K-12 science outreach


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