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Bruno C. Medeiros, MD is associate professor of medicine and director of the inpatient hematology service. He is also director of Cancer Center ITA services at Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Medeiros graduated from the Universidade Federal do Parana with a medical degree, in 1998. He completed his post-graduate training at the University of Colorado in Denver and the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto (Acute leukemia fellowship). Dr. Medeiros’ clinical interests include management of advanced hematologic malignancies, including AML, ALL, MDS and CML. His clinical research interest focuses on the development of novel therapeutic regimens for patients with acute leukemia, with special interest in the development of novel therapeutic strategies for patients with acute myeloid leukemia. He is the leader in several institutional investigator initiated clinical trials, active investigator in collaborative multi-institutional clinical studies and an active member of the SWOG acute leukemia panel. Dr. Medeiros has authored more than 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Dr. Medeiros has served as the track leader for ASCO meeting Leukemia, Myelodysplasia and Transplantation scientific review subcommittee, he functions as the Associate Editor of the Leukemia Panel for Cancer.Net, he is a member of the editorial board for Leukemia Research and serves as a reviewer for several specialized journals, such as Blood, Leukemia, Haematologica and Cancer, among others.
Professor of Radiology (Canary Cancer Center) and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
Dr. Demirci is currently a Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine with tenure at the Canary Center for Early Cancer Detection. Prior to his Stanford appointment, he was an Associate Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology serving at the Division of Biomedical Engineering, Division of Infectious Diseases and Renal Division. He leads a group of 20+ researchers focusing on micro- and nano-scale technologies. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1999 as a James B. Angell Scholar (summa cum laude) from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his M.S. degree in 2001 in Electrical Engineering, M.S. degree in Management Science and Engineering in 2005, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2005, all from Stanford University. The Demirci Bio-Acoustic MEMS in Medicine Lab (BAMM) specializes in applying micro- and nanoscale technologies to problems in medicine at the interface between micro/nanoscale engineering and medicine. Our goal is to apply innovative technologies to clinical problems. Our major research theme focuses on creating new microfluidic technology platforms targeting broad applications in medicine. In this interdisciplinary space at the convergence of engineering, biology and materials science, we create novel technologies for disposable point-of-care (POC) diagnostics and monitoring of infectious diseases, cancer and controlling cellular microenvironment in nanoliter droplets for biopreservation and microscale tissue engineering applications. These applications are unified around our expertise to test the limits of cell manipulation by establishing microfluidic platforms to provide solutions to real world problems at the clinic. Our lab creates technologies to manipulate cells in nanoliter volumes to enable solutions for real world problems in medicine including applications in infectious disease diagnostics and monitoring for global health, cancer early detection, cell encapsulation in nanoliter droplets for cryobiology, and bottom-up tissue engineering. Dr. Demirci has published over 120 peer reviewed publications in journals including PNAS, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Small, Trends in Biotechnology, Chemical Society Reviews and Lab-chip, over 150 conference abstracts and proceedings, 10+ book chapters, and an edited book. His work was highlighted in Wired Magazine, Nature Photonics, Nature Medicine, MIT Technology Review, Reuters Health News, Science Daily, AIP News, BioTechniques, and Biophotonics. He is fellow-elect of the American Institute of Biological and Medical Engineering (AIMBE, 2017). His scientific work has been recognized by numerous national and international awards including the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (2012), the IEEE-EMBS Early Career Achievement Award (2012), Scientist of the year award from Stanford radiology Department (2017). He was selected as one of the world’s top 35 young innovators under the age of 35 (TR-35) by the MIT Technology Review at the age of 28. In 2004, he led a team that won the Stanford University Entrepreneur’s Challenge Competition and Global Start-up Competition in Singapore. His work has been translated to start-up companies including DxNow, KOEK Biotechnology and LEVITAS. There has been over 10,000 live births in the US, Europe and Turkey using the sperm selection technology that came out of Dr. Demirci's lab. He has been cited over 2500 times within the last two years (H index, 48).
Professor (Research) of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics), of Biomedical Data Science and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
Dr. Tushar Desai specializes in the treatment of general pulmonary and Interstitial Lung Diseases like Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). He has practiced pulmonary medicine since 2002. Dr. Desai has a special interest in understanding the development and progression of diseases like IPF, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and lung adenocarcinoma, as well as in understanding how native lung stem cells function to repair the lung gas exchange surface after injury.
Cancer Clinical Trials Patient Recruitment & Information Specialist, Stanford Cancer Institute
Ph.D. Student in Cancer Biology, admitted Autumn 2011 Basic Life Res Scientist, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Biology