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.

MED223 is part of the Scholarly Concentration:
Cardiovascular-Pulmonary Sciences

Fall 2018

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 September 26, 2017, thru and including December 5, 2017, seminars are required for Fall 2018 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.

Fall 2018 | Thursday Speakers Schedule


September 28, 2017

Paul Wang, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) and, by Courtesy, of Bioengineering

October 12, 2017

Mark Mercola, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular)

October 26, 2017

Mark Nicolls, MD

Stanford University Professor in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

November 9, 2017

Isabella Graef, MD

Assistant Professor of Pathology

November 30, 2017

George Lui, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine ( Cardiovascular Medicine)
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics (Cardiology)

October 5, 2017

NOTE LOCATION: LK130

Bruce D. Gelb, MD

Gogel Family Chair and Director of The Mindich Child Health and Development Institute, Director of the Center for Molecular Cardiology, and Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics and Genomic Sciences

October 19, 2017

Rajesh Dash, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

November 2, 2017

Alison Marsden, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and of Bioengineering and, by Courtesy, of Mechanical Engineering

November 16, 2017

Latha Palaniappan, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine (General Medical Disciplines) at the Stanford University Medical Center

MED223 Directors

Ngan Huang, PhD


Patricia Nguyen, MD


Themistocles L. Assimes, MD, PhD


Ioannis Karakikes, PhD


Past Speakers

Winter 2017

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

Fall 2016

Daniel Bernstein, MD Mitochondria in Normal Cardiovascular Physiology and Disease Alfred Woodley Salter and Mabel Smith Salter Endowed Professor in Pediatrics
Gregory Kovacs MD, PhD Can Consumer Devices Deliver Useful Health Information? Professor of Electrical Engineering, Emeritus
Victor Froelicher, MD Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular) At The Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Emeritus
Dominik Fleischmann, MD Aortic Dissection Viewed by CT and MR Professor of Radiology (General Radiology)
Anson Lee, MD
Surgical Innovations Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Adult Cardiac Surgery)
Venita Chandra, MD Surgical Innovations Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery (Vascular Surgery)
Angela Rogers, MD Angiogenic Cytokine Therapy and Translatable Engineered Drug Design: From Bench to BedsideAlmost Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
Will Hiesinger, MD Angiogenic Cytokine Therapy and Translatable Engineered Drug Design: From Bench to BedsideAlmost Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Adult Cardiac Surgery)
Scott Ceresnak, MD Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology), Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital
David Maron, MD What is the Optimal Management of Patients with Stable Coronary Artery Disease? Clinical Professor, Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

Spring 2016

Christopher Almond, MD
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, PhD Cardiovascular Outcomes in the Women's Health Initiative  Professor (Research) of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center) and of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Joshua W. Knowles, MD FINDFH:  Identification of Familial Hypercholesterolemia patients in the EMR using machine learning Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) 
Stanley Rockson, MD Lymphatic Mechanisms in Cardiovascular Health and Disease Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine
Edda Spiekerkoetter, MD Helping the Right Ventricle to adapt to Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)
Kathy Ruppel, MD Myosin: Molecular Motors  
Ada Poon, PhD Wireless Bioelectronics Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
Tom Quertermous, MD Genome-wide association studies point to vascular wall causal disease pathways Professor | Chief, Divison of Cardiovascular Medicine