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Stanford Medcast Celebrates Women in Medicine: Leah Backhus, MD

Celebrating Women's History Month, Stanford Medcast Episode 37 features Stanford thoracic surgeon, Dr. Leah Backhus.

March 15, 2022

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Treatment Strategy for Ground Glass Opacity and Tiny Lung Nodules

Joseph Shrager presents a discussion on the criteria to follow when removing pulmonary nodules and ground glass opacities.

December 12, 2019

Emerging and/or Game-Changing Technologies in the Management of Lung Cancer

Douglas E. Wood, MD (University of Washington) moderates a discussion with Leah Backhus, MD, MPH (Stanford University), Elizabeth David, MD (UC Davis), and Moishe Liberman, MD, PhD (University of Montreal) about how low-dose computed tomography, wearable devices, energy sealing devices, and robots are changing patient outcomes and experiences.

March 13, 2018

Advances in Lung Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis from Stanford Health Care

Stanford Health Care lung cancer experts, including Joseph Shrager, MD, discuss changing demographics, risk factors, symptoms, and advances in diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.

November 6, 2017

Interview transcript and recording with James B.D. Mark

James B. D. Mark discusses his childhood and early influences in choosing his medical profession. He discusses how he was recruited to the Stanford Medical School and the departments in which he served. He was Acting Chairman of the Department of Surgery in 1974 and in 1988 became the Chief of Staff of Stanford University Hospital. He talks about the move of the hospital form San Francisco to the Palo Alto campus, and the relationship between the hospital administration and the medical faculty. He discusses the changes in the field of surgery and the medical student population. He also shares his thoughts on academic medicine and on the current state of primary care in the United States.


How to set up a CT screening program Stanford experience - Joseph Shrager

Lectures from the 2014 General Thoracic Surgical Meeting

April 24, 2014

Video-Assisted Lung Cancer Surgery: Small Incisions Mean Reduced Pain, Faster Recovery

Bonnie Borton had already bested one kind of cancer twice – lymphoma, the kind that emerges in the body's lymphatic system. She'd gone through chemo twice, lost her hair and moved back into the regular rhythm of her life. Her oncologist kept a close eye on her.

January 13, 2011

Surgical Treatment of Emphysema

Joseph B. Shrager, professor of cardiothoracic surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center, speaks about new surgical treatments for emphysema that could dramatically improve symptoms and, in many cases, increase longevity. Current medical treatments of emphysema provide a modest degree of palliation, but there is no medical therapy that dramatically improves emphysema patients' shortness of breath or improves their survival. The new surgical treatments that Dr. Shrager shares could completely change the way emphysema is treated.

June 1, 2010