Taj Mustapha

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital 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)


Administrator Info
Name: Mena Vue
Phone: 612-624-3189
Email: vuexx154@umn.edu
Mail: 420 Delaware St SE
MMC 284 Mayo
8284B (Campus Delivery Code)
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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.

Clinical Summary

Hospital medicine; Medical Education; Health Equity


MD, University of California

Honors and Recognition

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

Professional Memberships

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

Selected Publications

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],
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,
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,
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 ,