MED223 | Cardiovascular Research & Medicine

Teaching the future leaders in medicine!

The focus of MED223 is to fine tune critical thinking skills
by analyzing original publications and understanding
the current complexities of the cardiovascular system.

Winter 2017

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 3 Credits

Tuesday Schedule

Students will attend the Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science Seminars series, which is a lecture series presented by prominent external speakers. Attendence at the January 10, 2017, thru and including March 23, 2017, seminars are required for Winter 2017 MED223. All other Frontiers seminars are optional.

Frontiers in CV Science Seminars schedule
Tuesdays @ 12:30 - 1:20pm
Li Ka Shing Center | Room LK130
(unless otherwise posted)

Thursday Schedule

Students will learn new approaches and technology from Stanford faculty (schedule below).

Thursdays @ 12:30 - 1:20p
Lorry Lokey Stem Cell Building | Room G1002

Assigned Reading

One to two papers per class will be discussed and interpreted in class.

Winter 2017 | Thursday Speakers Schedule

January 12, 2017

"Development of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adult Patients Exposed to Methylphenidate"

Vinicio de Jesus Perez, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)

January 26, 2017

"Abdominal aortic aneurysm disease - challenges and opportunities"   

Ronald Dalman, MD

Walter Clifford Chidester and Elsa Rooney Chidester Professor of Surgery

February 9, 2017

"Immunity and Inflammation in pulmonary hypertension and other vascular pathologies"

Marlene Rabinovitch, MD

Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor in Pediatric Cardiology

February 23, 2017

"Fitness, Physical Activity, and Health: The case for fitness as a clinical vital sign"

Jonathan Myers, PhD

Director of Cardiopulmonary Research, Palo Alto VA Medical Center

March 9, 2017

"iPSC for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine"

Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD

Simon H. Stertzer, MD, Professor and Professor of Radiology

January 19, 2017

"Stem Cell Approaches to Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering"

Ngan Huang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Adult Cardiac Surgery)

February 2, 2017

"Genome-wide association studies of cardiovascular disease: Why, how and what now?"

Erik Ingelsson, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

February 16, 2017

"Myocardial perfusion imaging by computed tomography"

Koen Nieman, MD, PhD

Associate Professor Medicine (Cardiology) and of Radiology

March 2, 2017

"Targeting Glycoimmune Checkpoints for Cancer Immunotherapy"

Carolyn Bertozzi, PhD

Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences; Professor of Chemistry

March 16, 2017

Mark Mercola, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular)

MED223 Directors

Hana Lee, MPH


Themistocles L. Assimes, MD, PhD


Patricia Nguyen, MD


Stanley G. Rockson, MD


Philip Tsao, PhD


Past Speakers

Fall 2016

September 22, 2016

Daniel Bernstein, MD

Alfred Woodley Salter and Mabel Smith Salter Endowed Professor in Pediatrics

October 20, 2016

Stanford-Karolinska Cardiovascular Research & Medicine Symposium

8:30a - 5:30p | Li Ka Shing Center

November 3, 2016

Venita Chandra, MD
(and Anson Lee, MD)

Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery (Vascular Surgery)

November 17, 2016

Scott Ceresnak, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology), Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital

Room 1161

September 29, 2016

Gregory Kovacs MD, PhD

Professor of Electrical Engineering, Emeritus

October 27, 2016

Dominik Fleischmann, MD

Professor of Radiology (General Radiology)

Room 1161

November 10, 2016

Angela Rogers, MD
(and Will Hiesinger, MD)

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

December 1, 2016

David Maron, MD

Clinical Professor, Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

October 6, 2016

Victor Froelicher, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular) At The Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Emeritus

November 3, 2016

Anson Lee, MD
(and Venita Chandra, MD)

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Adult Cardiac Surgery)

November 10, 2016

Will Hiesinger, MD
(and Angela Rogers, MD)

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Adult Cardiac Surgery)

Spring 2016

Christopher Almond  A brief introduction to FDA trial design for high risk medical devices: a case study Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology), Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Marcia Stefanick Cardiovascular Outcomes in the Women's Health Initiative  Professor (Research) of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center) and of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Joshua W. Knowles FINDFH:  Identification of Familial Hypercholesterolemia patients in the EMR using machine learning Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) 
Stanley Rockson Lymphatic Mechanisms in Cardiovascular Health and Disease Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine
Edda Spiekerkoetter Helping the Right Ventricle to adapt to Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)
Kathy Ruppel Myosin: Molecular Motors  
Ada Poon Wireless Bioelectronics Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
Tom Quertermous Genome-wide association studies point to vascular wall causal disease pathways Professor | Chief, Divison of Cardiovascular Medicine

Winter 2015

Sanjiv Narajan Atrial Fibrillation - Approaches to Improved Therapy Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center
David Liang Marfan syndrome - Bench to bedside? Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular) at the Stanford University Medical Center and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
 Kiran Khush Cell-Free DNA to Study Cancer Development after Transplantation Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Alsion Martsen Computational surgical planning in pediatric and congenital heart disease  Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Cardiothoracic Surgery and of Bioengineering
Tim Assimes Can we use genomics to predict the response to statin therapy? Associate Professor Pediatrics and Bioengineering Institute
Patricia Nguyen The Obesity Paradox: Is Being Obese Really that Bad? Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Mark Hlatky Comparative effectiveness research Professor of Health Research and Policy (Health Services Research) and of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Ellen Kuhl Modeling Pathologies within the Living Heart Project Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Cardiothoracic Surgery and of Bioengineering
Calvin Kuo Vascular Biology and Pathophysiology Professor of Medicine (Hematology) and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
Wei Zhou Carotid Disease  Professor of Surgery (Vascular), Surgery Chief, Vascular Surgery at Veteran PA