8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Alumni Day 2020
Medicine in the Age of Technology
Witness the Evolution of Medicine at this year's annual Alumni Day program!
On behalf of the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association, we would like to invite you back to The Farm for a day of celebration with our vibrant alumni community of medical and bioscience graduates. Reconnect to the campus and with your former classmates, meet new colleagues, and enjoy inspiring faculty as we explore this year’s theme—Medicine in the Age of Technology—focusing on medicine and bioscience in a technology-driven world.
This year’s MD reunion alumni include the classes of 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015 and MSTP graduates. PhD and other School of Medicine degreed alumni, residents, postdocs, and fellows will also be attending.
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Full Program & Speaker Biographies
Daytime Activities - Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge - 8:30 a.m.
Arturo Molina,MS '83, MD '83, PD '86, PD '89
President, Stanford Medical Alumni Association
Dr. Molina is Chief Medical Officer at Sutro Biopharma. Previously, he was Vice President, Oncology Scientific Innovation at Janssen R & D (Johnson and Johnson, JNJ). While at JNJ he was responsible for the clinical development and New Drug Application for abiraterone (Zytiga®), which is now approved for metastatic prostate cancer in more than 100 countries. He was Chief Medical Officer/EVP at Cougar Biotechnology, which was acquired by JNJ in 2009. Arturo also worked at IDEC, then Biogen-IDEC, ultimately becoming Head, Oncology Clinical Development. In collaboration with Genentech, he led the clinical Supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) filing activities resulting in FDA approval of Rituxan® in two first-line indications in 2006: follicular lymphoma and diffuse B-cell lymphoma.
From 1991-2002, Dr. Molina was a faculty physician in Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplantation and Medical Oncology/Therapeutics Research at the City of Hope (COH) Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he became an Adjunct Professor, member of the COH Medical Group Board of Directors and President-Elect of the COH Medical Staff. Arturo received his MD and MS (Physiology) from Stanford University, and completed residency in Internal Medicine and fellowships in Medical Oncology, Biological Science, and Bone Marrow Transplantation, all at Stanford.
Arturo was an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin where he received a BS in Zoology (Honors) and BA in Psychology (High Honors).
Keynote Speaker - 8:45 a.m.
Daniel Kraft, MD '96, Fellow '01
Faculty Chair for Medicine, Singularity University
Founder and Chair, Exponential Medicine
Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, entrepreneur, inventor, and innovator with more than 25 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research, and health-care innovation. He has served as faculty chair for medicine at Singularity University since its inception, and is the founder and chair of Exponential Medicine, a program that explores convergent, rapidly developing tech-nologies and their potential in biomedicine and health care. Daniel is a graduate of Brown University and Stanford University School of Medicine and completed his resi-dency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He founded RegenMed Systems; has multiple digital health, medical device, immunology, and stem cell related patents; and has served on the faculty at Stanford and UCSF.
Micro Lectures - Talking Tech - 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
LATHA PALANIAPPAN, MD, MS ’01
Professor of Medicine; Co-Director, Center for Asian Health Research and Education, Stanford University School of Medicine
Latha Palaniappan is an internist and clinical researcher studying diverse populations, chronic disease, and prevention. At Palo Alto Medical Foundation, she was the co-founder of PRANA, a South Asian Wellness program, and at Stanford she co-founded the Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE). In addition to recent diabetes research, she is currently working on precision genetic and pharmacogenetic testing in Stanford primary care clinics. She is also the faculty director of the Precision Health Biobank, a population-based database designed to accelerate genetic and other -omics discovery. Latha received her BA and MD degrees from the University of Michigan and an MS in Epidemiology at Stanford University.
STEVE COLLINS, PHD
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director, Stanford Biomechatronics Lab, Stanford University.
Steve Collins is an expert in the design of exoskeletons and prosthetic limbs. He received his BS from Cornell and his PhD from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining Stanford, he was a research fellow at T.U.Delft and a professor of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon. He now directs the Stanford Biomechatronics Laboratory, where his team develops customized exoskeletons and prostheses for people with stroke and amputation, including devices with the largest improvements in speed and energy economy to date. His honors include student-voted Professor of the Year and membership on the Editorial Board of Science Robotics.
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DENNIS WALL, PHD, FELLOW ’03
Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Associate Professor of Biomedical Data Science, Stanford University School of Medicine
Dennis Wall leads a lab that is focused on pediatric innovation, using biomedical informatics to disentangle complex conditions including autism and related developmental delays. At both Harvard and Stanford, he has pioneered detection and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders in children using machine learning and artificial intel-ligence, including wearable devices such as Google Glass. He has received numerous awards, including the Fred R. Cagle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biology and the Slifka/Ritvo Clinical Innovation in Autism Research Award. Dennis completed his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley and a fellowship in Computational Genetics at Stanford University.
JONATHAN H. CHEN, MD, PHD, RESIDENT ’14
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Biomedical Informatics Research and Hospital Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
Jonathan Chen is a physician-scientist and practicing clinician who seeks to combine human and artificial intelligence approaches in medicine to deliver better care than what either can do alone. His research integrates informatic solu-tions and real-world clinical data streams like electronic medical records with machine learning and data analytics to solve today’s health-care challenges. Jonathan has received numerous awards and recognition from the NIH Big Data 2 Knowledge initiative, National Library of Medicine, American Medical Informatics Association, Yearbook of Medical Informatics, and American College of Physicians, among others. He completed medical and computer science gradu - ate training at UC Irvine, and his residency at Stanford with a VA research fellowship in Medical Informatics.
DAVID MYUNG, MS ’06, PHD ’08, MD ’11
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford University School of Medicine
David Myung is an attending physician at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System specializing in cataract and corneal surgery and external diseases of the eye. He is also the co-director of the Ophthalmic Innovation Program, a fellowship in the development of new eye care technologies, as well as the director of Teleoph-thalmology at the Byers Eye Institute. His research focuses on ophthalmic regenerative medicine through tissue engineering, and global health and quality improvement through mobile technologies and telemedicine. David earned an MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering as well as his MD, residency, and fellowship training at Stanford.
Seminars - Redesigning Healthcare - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Choose One)
ERIC YABLONKA, MBA
Chief Information Officer; Associate Dean, Stanford Health Care and Stanford University School of Medicine
Eric Yablonka has more than 30 years of experience leading hospital operations and information systems. In 2017, he joined Stanford Health Care, where he is responsible for all information technology functions, information security, and biomedical engineering. Prior to Stanford, Eric served as vice president and CIO of University of Chicago Medicine. He has been honored to receive the CHIME/HIMSS and the Executives Club of Chicago CIO of the Year awards. His teams have been recognized with numerous awards, including: CIO100, Most Wired, Information Week Elite 100, CHEF Innovation, and SIM/AITP Most Effective Team. Eric earned an MBA from Michigan State University and is a graduate of State University of New York College.
STEVEN HERSHMAN, PHD
Director, mHealth; Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
Steve Hershman is a scientist, technologist, and entrepreneur. He earned his PhD in Systems Biology in the lab of Vamsi Mootha, MD, at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School applying targeted sequencing to a cohort of individuals afflicted with mitochondrial disease. After graduate school, Steve cofounded LifeMap Solutions, which was involved in the launch of the ResearchKit study Asthma Health and continued development of MyHeart Counts. At Stanford, Steve leads the day-to-day operations of MyHeart Counts as well as other digital health and -omics projects. Steve also holds BA, MS, and MSE degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.
KATE ROSENBLUTH, BS ’04, PHD, PD ’15
Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Cala Health
Kate Rosenbluth is the founder of Cala Health, a bioelectronic medicines company transforming the standard of care for chronic disease. The company’s wearable neuromodulation therapies merge innovations in neuroscience and technology. Prior to spinning Cala out from the Stanford Biodesign fellowship, she developed cutting-edge neurotherapies with Brainlab, Autonomic Technologies, and Genentech, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF in Neurosurgery following her PhD in Bioengineering at UC Berkeley and UCSF. Kate has authored more than 60 patents and peer-reviewed publications. Kate currently serves on the McKinsey Women’s Executive Roundtable and the Strategy Group of the Center for Healthcare Innovation.
Lunch - 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Dean's Remarks - 12:45 p.m.
LLOYD B. MINOR, MD
Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine
Lloyd B. Minor is a scientist, surgeon, and academic leader. He has served as dean 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. Dr. Minor plays an integral role in setting strategy for the clinical, research, and teaching missions of Stanford Medicine. He also oversees the quality of Stanford Medicine’s physician practices and growing clinical networks. With his leadership, Stanford Medicine has established a strategic vision to lead the biomedical revolution in Precision Health, a fundamental shift to more proactive and personalized health care.
RISE Award Ceremony - 1:15 p.m.
ODETTE A. HARRIS, MD ’96, RESIDENT ’03, MPH
Professor of Neurosurgery; Director, Brain Injury
Vice Chair, Diversity, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
The RISE (Reach, Inspire, Serve, Engage) Award will be presented to Dr. Harris in recognition of her exceptional dedication to nurturing Stanford Medicine and its alumni community through acts of leadership, volunteerism, mentoring, and teaching.
Afternoon Tours - 2:00 p.m.
Join us for a variety of tours on the Stanford Campus! More information on tours coming soon!
MSTP Program - 50+ year Reunion - 2:00 p.m.
MSTP Alumni guests will have a special session to meet with faculty and learn about the current physician-scientist program. Program will include presentations by MSTP alumni, an update from the Program Director, and networking opportunities for MSTP alumni.
Payment for this portion of the program is included in your Daytime Activities/All-Day Registration.
MSTP alumni will also be able to attend the following special activities:
6:00-8:00 pm, Friday, April 17th Department -sponsored Reception. Registration will be separate from the Alumni Day Saturday activities. (details to follow in March).
6:00-10:00 pm, Saturday, April 18th Dean’s Reception and Reunion Dinner (MSTP alumni will have a dedicated table). Registration required at this website or by mail using the 2020 Alumni Day Registration Form.
Evening Activities - Arrillaga Alumni Center
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Dean's Reception - 6:00 PM
*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 alumni!
Reunion Dinner - 7:00 PM
Before Alumni Day 2020 draws to a close, conclude the evening alongside classmates at an elegant dinner in honor of all reunion year alumni.
This year’s MD reunion alumni include the classes of 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015. Reunions for MSTP alumni, PhD alumni, other School of Medicine degreed alumni, residents, postdocs, and fellows will also be celebrated.
Seating will be assigned based on year of graduation for MD alumni. Other alumni will be seated by program (MSTP, PhD, Postdoc, Fellow, Resident, etc.). If you have any specific seating or dietary requests, please be sure to mention them when you register.
Please know that this event will sell out. Early registration is strongly recommended.
Early-bird registration is only offered thru March 6th.
All-Day Package (includes all daytime and evening events and meals):
Early-bird Alumni/Guest: $125
Regular price Alumni/Guest: $150
Early-bird recent graduate*: $100
Regular recent graduate*: $125
Daytime Activities Only (includes breakfast and lunch):
Regular price Alumni/Guest: $60
Early-bird current students: $20
Regular current students: $30
Evening Activities Only (Dean's Reception & Reunion Dinner):
Early-bird Alumni/Guest: $75
Regular Alumni/Guest: $90
*Graduated from Stanford University between 2014-2019.
Location - Daytime Activities (8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge - 2nd Floor, Berg Hall291 Campus Dr
Stanford CA, 94305
Location - Evening Activities - (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center - Stanford Campus326 Galvez Street
Stanford CA, 94305
A limited block of rooms has been reserved at a reduced rate for Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th at The Sheraton Palo Alto and The Westin Palo Alto for Alumni Day participants, and these rooms may sell out before Friday, March 27, 2020. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis and at regular rates. Click on the hotel name below to book online or call the hotel number and mention the alumni day room block.
$159/night plus tax, Phone: 650.328.2800
$179/night plus tax, Phone: 650.321.4422
Daytime Activities - LI KA SHING CENTER FOR LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE
8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome | President Arturo Molina, MD '83, Stanford Medicine Alumni Association
8:45 a.m. Keynote Address | Daniel Kraft, MD '86 - The Future of Medicine
9:45 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Micro Lectures | Talking Tech
10:50 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m. Seminars | Redesigning Health Care
12:00 p.m. Lunch—Paul and Mildred Berg Hall
12:45 p.m. Dean’s Remarks | Lloyd B. Minor, MD
1:15 p.m. RISE Award Presentation
1:45 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. Afternoon Tours
Join us for a variety of afternoon activities, including tours of the Cantor Museum, The Anderson Collection, and others! More details on tours coming soon!
Evening Activities - Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford
6:00 p.m. Dean’s Reception
7:00 p.m. Reunion Dinner