PANS Clinical Research Team

Jennifer Frankovich, MD, MS 
PANS Clinical Biorepository

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Stanford Children's Health
  • Pediatric Rheumatology

Theresa Willett, MD, PhD 
PANS Pediatrician
PhD in Immunology

  • Clinical Instructor
  • Stanford Children's Health
  • Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

Kristen Yeom, MD

Neuroradiology Research

  • Associate Professor
  • Stanford Children's Health
  • Pediatric Radiology

Anne McHugh, MD

Behavioral Health Research in Patients with Arthritis

  • Postdoctural Medical Fellow
  • Stanford Children's Health
  • Pediatric Rheumatology

Laurie Columbo, RN, MPH

  • Clinical Research Manager

Avis Chan, MD

  • Research Assistant

Cindy Manko

  • Research Assistant

Margo Thienemann, MD
Director of Psychiatry Services &
PANS Psychiatrist (expertise in O.C.D.)

  • Clinical Professor
  • Stanford Children's Health
  • Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences -
    Child & Adolesecent Psychiatry 

Melissa Silverman, MD
PANS Psychiatrist

  • Clinical Instructor
  • Stanford Children's Health
  • Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences -
    Child & Adolesecent Psychiatry 

Joseph Hernandez, MD, PhD
Immunodeficiency & Food Intolerance Research

  • Postdoctoral Medical Fellow
  • Stanford Children's Health
  • Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
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Bahare Farhadian, MSN, RN, FNP-C
Director of Clinic Operations &
PANS Nurse Practitioner

 

Alison Kotzen, MSN, RN, PNP-C
PANS Nurse Practitioner

 

Jaynelle Gao

  • Research Assistant

Congratulations to our Research Assistants who have gone on to graduate programs and medical school!

  • Collin Leibold
  • Grace Goodwin
  • Hannah Karpel
  • Kayla Brown
  • Gabbi Kamalani
  • Ellen Spartz
  • Talia Mahony