During residency, she also obtained an accelerated master's degree in public health from the University of California at Berkeley, completing an optional master's thesis in epidemiology and serving as an instructor in biology and bioengineering courses and in the UCSF clinical trials intensive course. She has worked as an inaugural physician in multiple medical startups, with an emphasis on house calls and concierge medicine.
Dr. De is a working professional journalist. She has served as an ABC News medical reporter, and she contributes to regional and national media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, The Economist, STAT, and the East Bay Express. She is a longtime columnist for the Center for Health Journalism, where her focus is on health technology and optimizing the patient and physician experience and outcomes. Since 2009, she has been as a medical storyline technical consultant for various nationally acclaimed television shows, including “Glee,” “The Ghost Whisperer,” "black-ish" and “House,” among others. Dr. De is currently a consultant and producer on the documentary "Do No Harm," and advocates for resident protection and physician suicide prevention in the California Medical Association and American Medical Association, where she is a delegate.
Dr. De has been an invited speaker at the national meeting of the American Medical Association and at the Practitioner Channel Forum, Stanford Medicine X, BinderCon, and the CMA Foundation's annual meeting. She trains physicians on social media marketing and communications. She is the founder of a health technology startup and is an active leader in the Stanford Alumni Association.