Vascular Research Team

Elif Seda Selamet Tierney, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Selamet Tierney is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University (Pediatric Cardiology/Non-Invasive Imaging). Her research interest is non-invasive assessment of vascular health in children.

See Dr. Selamet Tierney's Stanford Medicine profile and a list of publications

Katie Jo Stauffer, RDCS

Pediatric Ultrasonographer/Vascular Tech

Angela C. Chen, BS

Clinical Research Assistant/ Vascular Tech

Jerrid Brabender, BS, RDCS

Pediatric Ultrasonographer/ Vascular Tech

Aubrey Burlinson, RDCS

Pediatric Ultrasonographer/Vascular Tech

Olga Ogareva, ARDMS

Pediatric Ultrasonographer

Denny Pham, RDCS

Pediatric Ultrasonographer/Vascular Tech

Samuel L. Berry, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Master Trainer

Sam is a Master Trainer for the American Council on Exercise and Functional Movement Systems. He serves a wide range of clients spanning ages 11 to 81 and fulfills a variety of goals and objectives. Furthermore, he conducts 'Train the Trainer' courses for personal trainers across the US.

In addition to his training and educating, he has contributed to publications for Harvard Medical School, The Sports Medicine Encyclopedia, PTontheNET.com and prominent peer reviewed publications such as The Journal of Pediatrics.

Sam received his Master's Degree in Exercise Science from Florida International University, a B.S. in Health Sciences from Keene State College and holds strength and conditioning certifications with nationally accredited certifying bodies including NSCA, NASM, ACE, FMS, and ACSM.

Jeffrey Kazmucha, MS

Exercise Physiologist

Past Clinical Research Coordinators

Katherine M. Stefani, MPH
Susan E. Nourse
Jasmine Evans
Chau Vu

Pediatric Cardiology Fellows/Faculty with Past or Current Vascular Projects

Alaina Kipps, MD

Dr. Alaina Kipps is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University and the Director of the Cardiology Ward.

Sharon Chen, MD

Dr. Sharon Chen is is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at Stanford University (Pediatric Heart Failure/Transplantation).

Alex Lowenthal, MD

Dr. Alex Lowenthal is a Pediatric Cardiologist with a subspecialty of echocardiography at the Institute of Pediatric Cardiology, Schneider Children's Medical Center in Petach Tikva, Isreal.

Heather Sun, MD

Dr. Heather Sun is the Academic Director of Fetal Cardiology at the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Rady Children's Hosptial and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UC San Diego.

Shreya Moodley, MD

Dr. Shreya Moodley is a Pediatric Cardiologist at BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver, BC.