USIA Senior Advisor Prof. Ina Bendis


Ina Karen Bendis, PhD, MD, MS, JD is the Senior Advisor of the United Sigma Intelligence Association.

She is a Clinical Professor of Medicine (Emeritus) at Stanford University School of Medicine



B.S. in biochemistry and ecology/evolution at Cornell University

Ph.D. in molecular biology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

MS at Stanford University Graduate School of Business

J.D. at Concord Law School (now known as Concord Law School of Purdue University)

M.D. at School of University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical School

Post-doctoral research training in biochemistry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Post-graduate medical training in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases at Stanford University Medical Center.



Dr. Bendis was twice elected to serve her community as a Schools Trustee on the governing board of the Santa Clara Unified School District from 2006 to 2014.

She has served on the Governing Board (Executive Committee) of the Triple Nine Society since 2011. Previously she served on the Advisory Board of The Anasazi Foundation and on the Scientific Advisory Board at The Gorilla Foundation.