Stefanie Attardi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Dr. Attardi joined the Department of Foundational Medical Studies at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine as an assistant professor in 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 online education and curriculum integration involving the anatomical sciences. She evaluates educational innovations in these areas through a broad range of research approaches (qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods). Dr. Attardi is actively involved in various areas of the OUWB curriculum through her membership on the curriculum committee, M1/M2 curriculum subcommittee, and as chair of the curriculum evaluation subcommittee. She is also secretary of the OUWB Faculty Assembly and an interviewer for OUWB Admissions. 

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.

Dr. Attardi has a special interest in professional development in higher education. She served on the American Association for Anatomy’s Professional Development Committee and is the vice president of Oakland University's Women's Employee Resource Group.

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

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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