Taj Mustapha, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Taj Mustapha

Contact Info

Office Address:
Variety Club Research Center
401 East River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St SE
MMC 284 Mayo
8284B (Campus Delivery Code)
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Colleen Doyle

Administrative Email

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Chief Equity Strategy Officer, M Health University of Minnesota Medical Center

Assistant Dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Internist and Pediatrician

Medical School, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Bachelor's Degree, Stanford University, Stanford, CA


Dr. Mustapha went to University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and then completed her internal medicine and pediatric residency training at the University of Minnesota. She spent a year as Chief Resident in the Department of Pediatrics prior to joining the faculty in both the departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, as a clinician educator and hospitalist. She is currently the Associate Program Director of the Med-Peds Residency Program and the Director of Clinical Coaching for the medical school. Her academic interests include both undergraduate and graduate medical education, with a focus on clinical performance and equity, diversity, and inclusion in the clinical learning environment.

Awards & Recognition

  • Golden Apple Teaching Award, Pediatrics Residency Program (2018)
  • Distinguished Mentoring Award, University of Minnesota Medical School (2017)
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition” (2017)
  • Outstanding Faculty Educator Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2013)
  • Educational Excellence Award, Internal Medicine (2011)
  • Best Doctors in America® (2007-2008, 2009-2010)
  • Susan Vincent Outstanding Resident Teacher, Pediatrics
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Fellow, Echoing Green Social Entrepreneurs

Professional Associations

  • Society for General Internal Medicine (2016-present)
  • Med-Peds Program Directors Association (2012-present)
  • Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (2012-present)
  • Association for Pediatric Program Directors (2012-present)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians



  • Rogers EA, Moser-Bleil EK, Duffy BL, Gladding S, Wang Q, Mustapha T. Gender Matters: Internal medicine resident perceptions of gender bias in medical training, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s11606-020-05772-8 
  • Mustapha T, Ho Y, Andrews JS, Cullen MJ. See no evil, hear no evil, stop no evil: Institution level tracking to combat mistreatment of residents and fellows, Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2019; 11(5): 601-605. 
  • Taj Mustapha, MD. “Resident Perceptions of Gender Bias During Training” Abstract only. Association for Pediatric Program Directors National Meeting, Underrepresented Minorities in Pediatrics Learning Community Symposium, March 28. 2019
  • Emily Borman-Shoap, MD, Keri Hager, PharmD, Patricia Adam, MD, Nicole Chaisson MD, Mary Dierich, PhD, APRN, CNP, Heather Thompson-Buum, MD, Mumtaz Mustapha, MD, “Essentials of Ambulatory Care: An Interprofessional Workshop to Promote Core Skills and Values in Team-based Outpatient Care” MedEdPORTAL. 2018;14:10714. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.1071
  • M. Patrice Eiff, MD, Larry A. Green, MD, Eric Holmboe, MD, Furman S. McDonald, MD, Kathleen Klink, MD, David Gary Smith, MD, Carol Carraccio, MD, Rose Harding, Eve Dexter, MS, Miguel Marino, PhD, Sam Jones, MD, Kelly Caverzagie, MD, Mumtaz Mustapha, MD, and Patricia A. Carney, PhD, “A Model for Catalyzing Educational and Clinical Transformation in Primary Care: Outcomes From a Partnership Among Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics”, Academic Medicine, 2016 Mar 29. [Epub ahead of print]



  • Hospital Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Hospital medicine; Medical Education; Health Equity

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital; University of Minnesota Medical Center



View Dr. Mustapha's talk on Hardworking Hannah gets Honors, but Decisive David becomes Division Director: Gender Bias and Learner Evaluations