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  • John Hunter

    John Hunter

    Resident in Radiology

    Bio John Hunter grew up in Scotts Valley, California. He attended college at University of Minnesota, where he majored in Biochemistry. After graduation, John continued work at the University hospital where he coordinated procurement of tissue samples with patients, medical staff, and investigators to directly facilitate more than 50 active research studies. John then attended Chicago Medical School where he found interest diagnostic imaging as it offered a means to impact a wide spectrum of pathology. Outside of radiology, John enjoys mountain biking in the Santa Cruz mountains and watching the Minnesota Vikings dominate the NFC North division on Sundays.

  • Mary Ellen Irene Koran

    Mary Ellen Irene Koran

    Resident in Radiology

    Bio Mary Ellen grew up in Annapolis, Maryland. She attended college at Duke University, where she majored in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry. After graduation, Mary Ellen moved to Nashville, Tennessee to join the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and earned her combined MD/PhD at Vanderbilt University. She completed her PhD in Human Genetics in the laboratory of Dr. Tricia Thornton-Wells, where she studied the radiogenomics of Alzheimer’s Disease. She developed a pipeline of tools to analyze and quantify images from MR and PET images, which she then used as quantitative traits in genetic analyses to tease apart the etiology of Alzheimer Disease. She is continuing her quantitative MR and PET imaging research with various mentors across Stanford.

    Outside of radiology, Mary Ellen is excited about curriculum development, wellness, mentorship, and leadership. She developed and co-leads the RadCombinator curriculum for protected research time for radiology residents, co-leads the radiology wellness committee, for which she secured funding for a resident wellness program, is a member of the GME Women in Medicine Leadership Council, and is co-chair of the GME Women in Medicine Community Development committee. She is also an active mentor through the Women in Medicine Mentorship Program and the Stanford Women Association of Physician Scientists (SWAPS).

    Outside of work, Mary Ellen enjoys swimming with the Stanford Masters' team, shopping farmer's markets, mountain biking, and hiking the amazing trails around Northern California, all with her husband Cody. They also love playing with their dog, Bowser.

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    EDUCATION:

    2017 – Present
    Stanford University – Palo Alto, CA
    Department of Radiology
    Resident Physician

    2016 – 2017
    University of Tennessee – Nashville, TN
    Department of Internal Medicine
    Intern Physician

    2009 – 2016
    Vanderbilt University – Nashville, TN
    M.D. Medical Scientist Training Program

    2011 – 2014
    Vanderbilt University – Nashville, TN
    Ph.D. Human Genetics

    2005 – 2009
    Duke University – Durham, NC
    B.S.E., Graduation with Distinction
    Biomedical Engineering

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    AWARDS AND HONORS:

    Etta Kalin Moskowitz Fund Research Award
    Awarded by Stanford University Radiology Residency Program, 2017

    Founder’s Award
    Awarded by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to 1st in class, 2016

    Glasgow-Rubin Citation for Academic Achievement
    Awarded by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to 1st female in class, 2016

    Roentgen Award
    Awarded by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Department of Radiology, 2016

    Fellow and Resident Annual Meeting Scholarship
    Awarded by the World Congress of Interventional Oncology for the annual WCIO Conference, 2016

    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    Vanderbilt University, 2015

    Dr. Constantin Cope Medical Student Research Award
    Awarded by the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation, 2015

    Society of Interventional Radiology Medical Student Travel Scholarship
    Awarded by the Society of Interventional Radiology for the annual SIR Conference, 2014

    Flexner Dean’s Lecture Student Lecturer
    Awarded by Vanderbilt University, 2013

    NIGMS Travel Fellowship
    Awarded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for the Short Course on Statistical Genetics and Genomics, 2011

    Medical Scientist Training Program
    Funded by NIH T32 GM07347, full tuition scholarship and stipend for both medical and graduate school, 2009 – 2016

    Baldwin Scholars Unsung Heroine Award
    Awarded by Duke University, 2009

    Research in Practice Program Grant
    Awarded by Duke University, 2008

    Pratt Undergraduate Research Fellowship
    Awarded by Duke University, 2007-2009

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    PUBLICATIONS:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1hIErl5HHAqAz/bibliography/54643152/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending

  • karin kuhn

    karin kuhn

    Clinical Instructor, Radiology

    Bio Dr. Karin Kuhn is originally from Tucson, AZ, and practiced as a physical therapist for several years in the Washington DC metro area prior to returning to medical school. Following an internship in preliminary medicine at Kaiser Oakland, she moved to the bay area to pursue dedicated training in diagnostic radiology at Stanford. Following residency, she will continue specialized fellowship training in musculoskeletal radiology at Stanford. Outside of medicine, she is a wife and mother of two with interests in health and fitness, gourmet cooking, and travel.