APRIL 16 APR 16
2016
SATURDAY SAT

ALUMNI DAY 2016

THANKS FOR JOINING US!
We hope to see you at next year's Alumni Day on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Portions of this year's program have been recorded and are posted in the Video Gallery below.  Regretfully, due to copyright issues, the keynote presentation will not be posted.





 

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ALUMNI DAY 2016

THANKS FOR JOINING US!

 
 
 
 

Some portions of the program will also be recorded & posted online within 1 week.
Due to copyright issues, the keynote presentation will only be live-streamed and will not be available after the event.



Following a long tradition of innovation, this year's program focuses on some of the latest medical discoveries at Stanford. Enjoy a day of educational seminars featuring sessions on breakthroughs in medicine & science led by accomplished Stanford alumni and faculty speakers.

We're also commemorating milestone reunions at the Dean's Reception and Reunion Dinner in the evening. This year’s MD reunion alumni include the classes of 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011. Reunions for PhD alumni, other School of Medicine degreed alumni, residents, postdocs, and fellows will also be celebrated at Alumni Day.

AD2016-EmailHeader

ALUMNI DAY 2016

THANKS FOR JOINING US!

 
 
 
 

Some portions of the program will also be recorded & posted online within 1 week.
Due to copyright issues, the keynote presentation will only be live-streamed and will not be available after the event.



Following a long tradition of innovation, this year's program focuses on some of the latest medical discoveries at Stanford. Enjoy a day of educational seminars featuring sessions on breakthroughs in medicine & science led by accomplished Stanford alumni and faculty speakers.

We're also commemorating milestone reunions at the Dean's Reception and Reunion Dinner in the evening. This year’s MD reunion alumni include the classes of 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011. Reunions for PhD alumni, other School of Medicine degreed alumni, residents, postdocs, and fellows will also be celebrated at Alumni Day.

Photo Gallery



 

Video Gallery

PANEL DISCUSSION

The Digital Medicine Revolution

RISE AWARD PRESENTATION

4th Annual RISE Award Presented to Gabriel Garcia, MD, Resident '81, Fellow '84

DEAN'S REMARKS

Lloyd B. Minor, MD, Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean



 

Alumni Day 2016 Schedule of Events

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Meet us on the second floor of the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge on campus to start your day! Pick up your name tag, take a program, and enjoy a light breakfast while catching up with your classmates.

Welcome remarks will begin inside Berg Hall promptly at 8:30 a.m.

 

 

Welcome Remarks

8:30 a.m.

THEODORE LENG, ’99, MS ’00, MD ’05, FELLOW ’09

President
Stanford Medicine Alumni Association

Dr. Leng is a faculty member at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford and specializes in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery. As Director of Ophthalmic Diagnostics, his research focuses on automated analysis of retinal imaging to improve the outcomes of eye disease. While not at work, Dr. Leng is passionately involved in aviation, cooking, and raising his two daughters. His wife, Jody, MS '02, is an anesthesiologist. They enjoy cheering for the Cardinal at sporting events, traveling, and family life.

 

 

Keynote Speaker

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

JESSICA MEGA, ’96, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer
Verily (formerly Google) Life Sciences

Dr. Mega is a successful cardiologist and researcher responsible for leading Verily's Baseline Study, an initiative to collect a large database of genetic and molecular information that, through various algorithms, seeks to probe unresearched connections between genetics and various diseases.  The goal is to map the most complete picture yet of a normal human body and thus inform the treatment of ailments through targeted therapies for individual care and precision medicine. Prior to joining Verily, Dr. Mega was an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She has also been a senior investigator with the TIMI Study Group, where she played a leading role in several important clinical trials.

 

 

Panel Discussion - The Digital Medicine Revolution

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

IAN TONG, MD, RESIDENT ’06

Chief Medical Officer
Doctor on Demand

Dr. Tong serves as chief medical officer of Doctor On Demand, a nationwide telemedicine practice based in San Francisco, and is a clinical assistant professor of medicine (affiliated) at Stanford University School of Medicine. Previously, he was medical director of veterans outreach at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and an Educators-4-CARE faculty member at Stanford. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Stanford Hospital.  Dr. Tong enjoys advocacy and community involvement through his role as a volunteer at the Stanford student-run Arbor Free Clinic and as a member of the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association Board of Governors. 

SUMBUL DESAI, MD

Vice Chair, Strategy and Innovation
Department of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Desai currently serves as vice chair of strategy and innovation in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. As associate chief medical officer at Stanford Health Care, Dr. Desai devised the product strategy, design, and deployment of Stanford’s first digital primary care clinic, ClickWell Care. Dr. Desai is now developing a research program that focuses on how to leverage technology to improve the patient experience and the use of technology in clinical practice.

MINTU TURAKHIA, MD, MS

Co-Director, Center for Digital Health
Chief, Cardiac Electrophysiology, VA Palo Alto
Stanford University School of Medicine


Dr. Turakhia is chief of cardiac electrophysiology at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and assistant professor of medicine at Stanford University. He is co-director of the Stanford Department of Medicine Center for Digital Health. Dr. Turakhia’s research uses data from millions of patients to understand quality and outcomes of care for patients with atrial fibrillation. Using implanted device sensor data, his group is applying big data techniques to improve near-term prediction of clinical events, such as stroke. Dr. Turakhia is conducting clinical trials with wearable sensors and smartphones to detect silent atrial fibrillation and improve anticoagulation adherence. 

 

 

Seminar Sessions (Choose One)

11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

SEMINAR SESSION 1 - Microbiomes: The World Within Us

AMI BHATT, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Genetics
Stanford University School of Medicine


Dr. Bhatt leads a translational laboratory group studying the interplay between human genetics and the microbial environment in patients who are immunocompromised or have specific cancers. Her team uses modern genetic, molecular, and computational techniques to better understand host-microbe interactions and decipher how perturbation of these interactions may result in human disease. In addition to her academic efforts, Dr. Bhatt is committed to improving cancer care, education, and research in resource-limited settings. She is the director of global oncology for the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford and is co-founder of the non-profit organization Global Oncology, an all-volunteer organization that is focused on improving cancer outcomes in impoverished communities.

SEMINAR SESSION 2 - BrainGate: Turning Thoughts into Action 

JAIMIE HENDERSON, MD

John and Jene Blume – Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor
Department of Neurosurgery

Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Henderson’s research interests encompass several areas of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, including approaches for therapy delivery to deep brain nuclei, mechanisms of action of deep brain stimulation, and neural prostheses. Since the 1990s, he has been on the forefront of the development of the field of image-guided surgery that has revolutionized the practice of neurosurgery. Dr. Henderson remains one of the world’s foremost experts on the application of image-guided surgical techniques for the placement of deep brain stimulators for movement disorders, epilepsy, pain, and psychiatric diseases. As co-director of the Stanford Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory and member of the BrainGate research consortium, he focuses on the creation of clinically viable interfaces between the human brain and prosthetic devices.

SEMINAR SESSION 3 - CRISPR: Genome Editing and Deadly Diseases 

MATTHEW PORTEUS, MD ’94, PhD ’94

Associate Professor of Pediatrics - Stem Cell Transplantation
Stanford University School of Medicine


Dr. Porteus is a physician-scientist and investigator whose research was the first to demonstrate that gene correction could be achieved in human cells at frequencies that were high enough to potentially cure patients. He is considered one of the pioneers and founders of the field of genome editing—a field that now encompasses thousands of labs and several new companies throughout the world. His research program continues to focus on developing genome editing by homologous recombination as curative therapy for children with genetic diseases. Clinically, Dr. Porteus attends at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, where he takes care of pediatric patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. He is also a scientific founder of CRISPR Therapeutics AG.

 

 

Lunch

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

 

 

Dean's Remarks

12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

LLOYD B. MINOR, MD

Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean
Stanford University School of Medicine


Dr. Minor is a scientist, surgeon, and academic leader. He has served as dean of Stanford University School of Medicine since December 2012. In addition, he is a professor of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and (by courtesy) of Neurobiology and Bioengineering at Stanford University.

As dean, Dr. Minor plays an integral role in setting strategy for the clinical enterprise of Stanford Medicine, an academic medical center that includes Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, and Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. He also oversees the quality of Stanford Medicine’s physician practices and growing clinical networks.

With Dr. Minor’s leadership, Stanford Medicine has established a strategic vision to lead the biomedical revolution in Precision Health. The next generation of health care, Precision Health is focused on keeping people healthy and providing care that is tailored to individual variations. It’s predictive, proactive, preemptive, personalized, and patient-centered.

 

 

RISE Award Presentation

1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

GABRIEL GARCIA, MD, RESIDENT ’81, FELLOW ’84

William and Dorothy Kaye University Fellow in Undergraduate Education
Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Stanford University School of Medicine


The RISE (Reach, Inspire, Serve, Engage) Award will be presented to Dr. Garcia in recognition of his exceptional dedication to nurturing Stanford Medicine and its alumni community through acts of leadership, volunteerism, mentoring, and teaching.

 

 

Afternoon Tours (Choose One)

2:00 p.m.

SPACE IS LIMITED ON GUIDED TOURS AND WILL BE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

 

The Anderson Collection at Stanford University – Guided tour

A newly opened collection of 121 modern and contemporary American paintings and sculptures generously gifted by Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson and Mary Patricia Anderson Pence. This gift represents one of the world’s most outstanding private assemblies of art. Explore on your own, or join a tour below:

  • Public tour at 2:30 p.m. (Space not guaranteed): Shuttle departs LKSC promptly at 2:15 p.m. 
  • Private medical alumni tour at 3:00 p.m. (Tickets required): Shuttle departs LKSC promptly at 2:45 p.m. 

Tickets for the private tour will be available at the Alumni Day information desk on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

The Cantor Arts Center – Self-guided

A diverse collection that spans continents, cultures, and 5,000 years of art history and includes one of the largest presentations of Rodin bronzes outside of Paris. 

 

Shuttle service will be available every 15 minutes between LKSC and the Anderson Collection/Cantor Arts Center.

 

The New Stanford Hospital Site – Guided tour 

Learn about Stanford Hospital's past and future on this walking tour that includes Stanford Hospital history, a visit to the new hospital construction site and viewing deck, and a chance to examine the building models. Comfortable walking shoes recommended.

  • Private medical alumni tours at 2:15 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (Tickets required)
  • Tours depart from first floor bookstore at LKSC.
  • Shuttle service will return participants to Parking Structure 1 and LKSC.


Tickets for these tours will be available at the Alumni Day information desk on a first-come, first-served basis. 

 

Samuel Rodriguez, MD Art Exhibit at LKSC – Self-guided

Dr. Rodriguez combines a realist style with bold brushwork that attempts to engage the viewer's interest in both the medical subject matter and the paint itself. As a realist painter, his art benefits from his observational skills as a physician. 

Guide sheets are available at the information desk.

 

 

Evening Activities

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

DEAN'S RECEPTION

6:00 p.m. - Ford Alumni Gardens, Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center

*Reunion class photos will be taken during this reception.*

All alumni are invited to attend this evening reception hosted by Dean Lloyd B. Minor. Raise a glass to Stanford University School of Medicine and to your fellow graduates!

REUNION DINNER

7:00 p.m. - McCaw Hall, Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center

Before Alumni Day 2016 draws to a close, conclude the evening alongside classmates at an elegant dinner in honor of all reunion year alumni.

Seating will be assigned based on year of graduation for MD alumni. Other alumni will be seated by program (PhD, Postdoc, Fellow, Resident, etc.). If you have any specific seating or dietary requests, please be sure to mention them when you register.

 

 

Registration Options & Pricing

All-Day Package (includes all daytime and evening events and meals):
Alumni/Guest: $125
Recent graduate*: $100

Daytime Activities Only (includes breakfast & lunch):
Alumni/Guest: $50
Current students: $15

Evening Activities Only (Dean's Reception & Reunion Dinner):
Alumni/Guest: $85

 

*Graduated from Stanford University between 2010-2015.

 

 

Location & Parking Information

Click the heading above to view a PDF version of last year's Alumni Day map.

Daytime Activities

For daytime activities at LKSC, parking will be available in Parking Structure 1 located on the corner of Roth Way and Campus Drive West. Please look for the directional signage. Golf cart rides will be offered to alumni needing extra assistance getting to and from LKSC and the parking structures. Those with valid ADA placards may park in the LKSC main lot. There are a limited number of parking spaces available.

Parking is free on campus on Saturdays.

Evening Activities

For evening activities (dean’s reception & reunion dinner), complimentary valet parking will be available starting at 6:00 p.m. in front of the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center.  Self-parking is also available on the street (permits not required).

 

 

Questions? Contact Us

Stanford Medicine Alumni Association

(650) 725-0526

medalumni@stanford.edu