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  • Venita Chandra

    Venita Chandra

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery

    Bio Dr. Chandra earned her B.S. degree, Summa Cum Laude, in Genetics and Cell Biology from the University of Minnesota in 1999. In 2004, she received her medical degree from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Chandra completed her General Surgery residency at Stanford in 2011 and is a graduate of the Stanford Biodesign program. She continued on to complete the Stanford Vascular Surgery Fellowship.

    Dr. Chandra is a member of SSATHI (Stanford South Asian Translational Heart Institute). She also is the co-director of the Stanford Wound Care Center (opening May 2014) and the Vascular Surgery Medical Student Clerkship Director.

    Dr. Chandra's research interests include women’s vascular health, radiation safety, technology development and treatment optimization for complex open and endovascular treatment of peripheral vascular and aneurysmal disease.

  • Christopher Cheng

    Christopher Cheng

    Consulting Associate Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our research laboratory focuses on understanding the mechanics of the cardiovascular system, especially with respect to interactions between medical devices and the dynamic cardiovascular environment. We use medical imaging, 3D geometric modeling, and custom deformation quantification techniques to investigate disease processes and medical device performance. We are interested in the dynamics of the heart, aorta, and peripheral vasculature, and are always seeking ways to apply our research to current and emerging therapies. While our research pursuits seek to add to the fundamental understanding of cardiovascular biomechanics, all of our projects are directly related to improving medical device design, evaluation, regulation, and their use in clinical practice.

  • Ronald L. Dalman MD, the Walter C. and Elsa R. Chidester Professor of Surgery

    Ronald L. Dalman MD, the Walter C. and Elsa R. Chidester Professor of Surgery

    Walter Clifford Chidester and Elsa Rooney Chidester Professor of Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Vascular biology, arterial remodeling, aneurysm development; innovative treatment strategies for AAA, animal models of arterial disease, arterial remodeling and flow changes in spinal cord injury, genetic regulation of arterial aneurysm formation

  • E. John Harris Jr.

    E. John Harris Jr.

    Professor of Surgery (Vascular) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am interested in thrombosis and the role of thrombin and its receptor in venous wall remodeling following venous thrombosis. I am also interested in vascular hemodynamics and the use of ultrasound, MRI and computational modeling in evaluating arterial flow in exercise conditions.

  • Jason T. Lee

    Jason T. Lee

    Associate Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Lee is the Principal Investigator on several clinical trials examining new therapeutic strategies for management of cerebrovascular disease, claudication and limb salvage, renovascular hypertension and aortic aneurysm disease.

    Dr. Lee’s clinical interests include:

    •Endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms
    •Carotid angioplasty/stenting
    •Endovascular lower extremity procedures
    •Thoracic outlet syndrome
    •Vascular disorders in high-performance athletes
    •Surgical Education and Simulation

  • Matthew Mell

    Matthew Mell

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

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Mell's research interest focus on comparative effectiveness of health care delivery for complex surgical diseases, including optimizing outcomes and cost effectiveness.

    Dr. Mell's clinical interests include all aspects of vascular surgery, with a special emphasis on surgery for complex aortic disease, including endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm.

  • Christopher K. Zarins

    Christopher K. Zarins

    Walter Clifford Chidester and Elsa Rooney Chidester Professor of Surgery, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Hemodynamic factors in atherosclerosis, pathogenesis of, aortic aneurysms, carotid plaque localization and complication, anastomotic intimal hyperplasia, vascular biology of artery wall, computational fluid dynamics as applied to blood flow and vascular disease.

  • Wei Zhou

    Wei Zhou

    Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Zhou’s vascular research laboratory focuses on molecular mechanisms of and treatment strategies for intimal hyperplasia. Her specific clinical research interests are re-stenosis following endovascular interventions and outcome measures following carotid interventions. Through collaboration with Stanford investigators and investigators at Baylor College of Medicine, plaque morphology and radiographic imaging are correlated. Furthermore, innovational treatment approaches for cardiovascular diseases are investigated using a well-developed wire-injury rodent model. She is also the principle invetigator for several clinical trials that are funded by AHA and industries examining outcomes following cerebrovascular, aortic, and lower extremity interventions.

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