Dr. Lee specializes in the surgical treatment of all heart diseases, including ischemic heart disease, structural heart disease, aortic disease, and arrhythmias. He has practiced cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford since 2015. Dr. Lee has a special interest in the surgical treatment of abnormal heart rhythms and minimally invasive techniques to treat heart disease.
John is an RN, Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Coordinator from Columbus, Ohio. He has a Master’s degree in Science of Nursing San Francisco State University. Outside of work, he likes running marathons, backpacking, and doing photography.
Lisa is a medical student at Stanford, who is currently enjoying her research year working on high-resolution cardiac mapping of atrial fibrillation. She grew up in China and Singapore. In the future, she hopes to address the rapidly growing burden of cardiovascular diseases in developing countries through clinical service and technological innovations.
Cody is an undergraduate interested in computer science and its applications to medicine. He works at Stanford's peer-counseling center, and the Stanford Office of Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse. He intends to go to medical school after graduating.
Samantha is currently a junior at Boston University majoring in Human Physiology on the Pre-med track. After graduating, she plans to go to medical school and pursue a career in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery. She is a coffee aficionado and lover of Spanish music.
Kevin is a current medical student interested in translating novel medical technologies from the bench to the patient bedside. Kevin loves to dare the unknown and is interested in pursuing a career in medtech entrepreneurship in addition to clinical practice. He is interested in high-resolution cardiac mapping for atrial fibrillation and minimally invasive technologies. He is also a constant learner and loves to get his hands on anything he can read.
Patrick is a postdoctoral research fellow and current resident in cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford. His interests include the development of a biologic atrial pacemaker and high-spatiotemporal-resolution cardiac mapping of atrial fibrillation. Outside the lab he enjoys spending time with family, including his two pugs, and dabbling in woodworking.
Joy is a Life Science Research Professional I, her main focus is to investigate the molecular mechanism responsible for arrhythmias and develop a biologic atrial pacemaker. Her medium-to-long term career goals are to go into a PhD program with the aim of staying in academia. Outside of the lab, she enjoys discovering new places, going to the beach and hiking.
Angeline is a freshman at Stanford University, and plans to major in Biology and minor in English. She intends to pursue an M.D. after college. Outside of research, Angeline enjoys swimming, spending time with her dog, and writing poetry.
Beatty is a high school student at Menlo School and will graduate in 2019. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in medicine. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, cooking, and drinking coffee.
Bongeka is a medical student at Stanford who was born and raised in Bulwer, South Africa. This summer she will be working on a project to understand the molecular mechanism of ischemia-induced atrial fibrillation. She hopes to integrate her interests in scientific research and global health to better serve under-resourced communities and advocate for an African renaissance in health, education and social justice.
Carlos is a visiting rising second-year medical student from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He is interested in addressing health care disparities among minority populations and will be researching Latino outcomes after undergoing a TAVR. Outside of research, he is an avid salsa dancer, teaches beginner salsa and bachata to the Rutgers NJMS community, and enjoys spending time with his family.
Caroline is a sophomore majoring in Human Biology who is passionate about increasing healthcare access for underserved populations. In the future, she hopes to attend medical school and eventually become a cardiac surgeon.
Brianna is a visiting second-year medical student from New York Medical College. She is conducting clinical research in atrial fibrillation, and plans on incorporating research into her future career as a physician.
Dr. Imielski is training to become an academic leader in the next generation of cardiac surgeons, with a passion for excellence in clinical practice, research and education. He joined Stanford in 2016 to complete a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship with a focus in arrhythmia mapping and surgery under the mentorship of Dr. Anson Lee. He is pursuing his Integrated Thoracic Surgery Residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Jonathan is currently a rising junior studying Electrical Engineering with a concentration in bioelectronics and signal processing. He is interested in studying and learning more about how electrical impulses are connected in the body. He is currently working to develop a portable telemetry device for post-operative atrial fibrillation and on comparisons of medical devices.
Annika is a junior majoring in Biology. Outside of lab, she enjoys playing guitar, going outside, and working for Fascinate, Stanford's undergraduate popular science publication. Her life goals include doing science, biking to work, recording an EP, and having a dog that can run with her off leash.
Will is an undergraduate student at the University of Southern California studying Global Health. Founder and president of an organization called Project Malawi, Will and a few classmates will be responsible for delivering close to million dollars of medical supplies to indigent hospitals in the Northern Region of Malawi and researching the efficacy of this donation on maternal health. He is also an EMT, and plans on going to medical school after graduating.