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David N. Cornfield
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Over the past 20 years, the Cornfield Laboratory has focused upon basic, translational and clinical research, with a primary focus on lung biology. As an active clinician-scientist, delivering care to acutely and chronically ill infants and children, our lab focuses on significant clinical challenges and tried to use science to craft novel solutions to difficult clinical problems.
Yasser El-Sayed, MD
Charles B. and Ann L. Johnson Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Neonatology) and of Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests High Risk Obstetrics: preterm labor, preeclampsia, medical and surgical complications of pregnancy, prenatal diagnosis and therapy
Mary Hawn, MD, MPH, FACS
Stanford Medicine Professor of Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My area of research is health services researcher focusing on surgical quality measurement and policy. I have a background and training in epidemiology coupled with my leadership roles in surgical quality measurement. My expertise and extensive experience in evaluation of surgical quality process and outcome linkage has impacted national policy and changed guidelines. We performed a comprehensive evaluation of the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) implementation using national VA data. Defining robust metrics of surgical quality that are actionable and can lead to sustained improvement in our field are of utmost importance. I also have experience with risk prediction modeling for surgical patients. Our Decision Support for Safer Surgery study developed models of real-time risk prediction for major complications and prospectively validated our models in patients and with expert surgeons. We were able to discern where computational risk prediction has added value and where it falls short. We currently have a national study investigating readmissions following major surgical procedures to identify opportunities for improving care and reducing costs.
Associate Professor (Research) of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics), of Biomedical Data Science and of Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My background and expertise is in the field of computational biology, with concentration in health services research. A key focus of my research is to apply novel methods and tools to large clinical datasets for hypothesis generation, comparative effectiveness research, and the evaluation of quality healthcare delivery. My research involves managing and manipulating big data, which range from administrative claims data to electronic health records, and applying novel biostatistical techniques to innovatively assess clinical and policy related research questions at the population level. This research enables us to create formal, statistically rigid, evaluations of healthcare data using unique combinations of large datasets.
Robert K. Jackler, MD
Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor in Otorhinolaryngology and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery and of Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Tobacco advertising - please see below for details
Clinical: Development of innovative surgical methods, via the cranial base, to expose inaccessible intracranial disease. Surgical simulation and robotics. Evidence based outcomes analysis in acoustic neuroma and other tumors of the cerebellopontine angle.
Medical history - especially the history of otology, neurosurgery, deafness, and quackery.
Eric L. Weiss, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Ignorance of Hepatitis A Among Travelers (writing up data).Travelers Neglecting to Seek Pre Travel Medicine Advice (writing up data).Fluoroquinolones in the Treatment of Complicated Urinary Tract Infections (new ED study)
Jeffrey Yao, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and, by courtesy, of Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1. Minimally invasive and arthroscopic treatment alternatives for common hand and wrist disorders
2. Biologic augmentation of tendon repair strategies utilizing stem cells
Marta Gaia Zanchi
Adjunct Professor, Surgery
Bio II am the creator and lead director of "Biodesign for Mobile Health" since 2012. This experiential, multidisciplinary, project-oriented course has been named by Stanford's Bioengineering "one of the flagship courses of our Department" and has trained over 200 students in a needs-driven process of mobile health technology innovation. The course is offered by the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, where I am working with the leadership group under the direct supervision of Paul Yock, MD, Founder and Director of Stanford Biodesign.
With Stanford Biodesign, I am co-leading Biodesign NEXT, an extension funding program designed to recognize the most promising projects by teams of students from select Biodesign courses through additional mentoring and funds to help advance the ideas towards improving health outcomes. I am also a member of Biodesign's Undergraduate Committee and a mentor to Biodesign Fellows and students from all corners of campus who share a passion for health technology innovation. I am motivated to help advance Stanford School of Medicine's work by faculty and students around Digital Health to foster quality research and facilitate the translation of research ideas into medical practice, industry-specific needs and meaningful health outcomes.
At Stanford, I also have the pleasure to advise on the board of SHIFT, a student initiative aiming to promote and cultivate health innovation on campus by creating a forum for developers, entrepreneurs, and pre-health students to collaborate. A motivated leadership team envisions the group as a platform that connects and empowers students with resources and opportunities to innovate in healthcare. SHIFT fulfills its mission through open roundtable discussions, the TreeHacks Health hackathon and a fellowship program that pairs students as health++ fellows with early-stage companies or faculty-sponsored projects.
When I am not at Stanford, you'll find me consulting, advising or otherwise engaging with and learning from the startup community of Silicon Valley. I am an equity partner at Data Collective VC, managing director and consultant at Medinnovo LLC, and advisory board member of privately-held companies.
Marta Gaia Zanchi
c/o Stanford Biodesign
318 Campus Drive, Room E100
Stanford, CA 93405-5428
"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn."
— Benjamin Franklin