Team Members

Co-Directors

Leah Backhus, MD, MPH, FACS

Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Thoracic Surgery) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Mark Berry, MD

Mylavarapu Rogers Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Investigators/Faculty

Joseph Shrager, MD

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

Douglas Liou, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Natalie Lui, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Thoracic Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Michael Baiocchi, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center) and, by Courtesy, of Statistics and of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)

Staff

Prasha Bhandari

Research Data Analyst

Hao He

Senior Biostatistician

Winston Trope 

Research Assistant

Residents/Fellows

Brandon Guenthart, MD

General Thoracic Surgery Fellow

Irmina Elliott, MD

General Thoracic Surgery Fellow

Catherine Byrd, MD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow