Community Health Talks

Please join us for a monthly series of Community Health Talks by our very own Stanford CARE Faculty! Community Health Talks present the exciting opportunity for anyone to learn about cutting edge medical technology, social disparities in health, precision medicine, and much more.

Upcoming 2022 Talks

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: The Search For Therapies with Dr. Joshua Spin

January 25th, 2022, 7 PM PST

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) disease is a common and frequently fatal heart disease. Currently there is no medical therapy, leaving only surgical approaches once the disease has become severely advanced. This talk will discuss some of the approaches our lab is taking to address AAA.

Joshua Spin, MD, PhD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Cardiology at Stanford University, and a Staff Cardiologist at the Palo Alto VA. In addition to his clinical work at Stanford Hospital and the VA, he is a member of the Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease and the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, and is also an attending physician in the Stanford Marfan Center. Dr. Spin's laboratory conducts basic and translational research in vascular biology, with an emphasis on investigations of abdominal aortic aneurysm and vascular smooth muscle cells.

Previous 2021 Talks

Improving the Diagnosis of Under-Recognized and Rare Diseases in Asians with Dr. Linda Geng

November 9th, 2021, 7 PM PST

Rare diseases have a low prevalence but are collectively common. They are often under-recognized and patients can face delays in diagnosis or misdiagnosis. Linda Geng, MD, PhD, will review rare diseases as they relate to Asian health and strategies to improve diagnosis of these under-recognized conditions.

Dr. Linda Geng, MD, PhD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine whose clinical focuses includes diagnostic medicine, undiagnosed diseases and medical mysteries, rare disorders, post-acute COVID-19 syndrome (long COVID), and internal medicine. She is the Co-Director of Stanford’s Consultative Medicine Clinic and Co-Director of Stanford’s Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome Clinic.

Previous 2020 Talks