Linda Hawes Clever, MD, MACP is founding President of RENEW, a not-for-profit aimed at helping devoted people maintain (and regain) enthusiasm, effectiveness and purpose. She is also a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF, former Editor of the Western Journal of Medicine, and founding Chair of the Department of Occupational Health at California Pacific Medical Center. Her latest book is entitled 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.
She served on the Stanford University Board of Trustees for fourteen years and has chaired the Boards of KQED and University High School. She is immediate past chair of the Foundation Board of the Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services. She recently won the Elizabeth Blackwell Medal from the American Medical Women’s Association and the Stanford Medal from the Stanford Assiocates. 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 likes walks, good conversations, and good cookies.