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Oliver O. Aalami, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests We launched a national precision medicine PAD trial called, VascTrac (http://vasctrac.stanford.edu/). This trial is mobile phone based and leverages Apple's ResearchKit Platform to monitor a patient's activity both pre- and post-intervention. We are validating mobile phone surveillance for PAD patients and are currently enrolling.
Associate Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Bio Shipra Arya, MD SM FACS is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine and section chief of vascular surgery at VA Palo Alto Healthcare System. She has a Master’s degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health with focus on research methodology and cardiovascular epidemiology. She completed her General Surgery Residency at Creighton University Medical Center followed by a Vascular Surgery Fellowship at University of Michigan. She recently completed an American Heart Association (AHA) grant on risk prediction of cardiovascular outcomes and limb loss in Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) patients. She is currently funded by the NIH/NIA GEMSSTAR grant studying the impact of frailty on quality of surgical care in PAD and aortic aneurysm patients. The accumulated evidence from her research all points to the fact that frailty is a versatile tool that can be utilized to guide surgical decision making, inform patient consent and design quality improvement initiatives at the patient and hospital level. The field of frailty research in surgical population is still relatively nascent and her current work focuses on streamlining frailty evaluation, and implementation of patient and system level interventions to improve surgical outcomes and enhance patient centered care.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery
Bio Dr. Avise is a board certified vascular surgeon specializing in cutting edge treatments of vascular disease. She joined the faculty of Stanford University Division of Vascular Surgery in 2016 as an Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery. She established Stanford’s first vascular surgery practice in SHC-Emeryville and SHC-Valleycare (Pleasanton) to extend the Stanford quality and innovation in vascular surgery to the East Bay communities. Dr. Avise believes that early access to high quality care is critical for patient’s best outcomes.
She has since recruited additional high caliber faculty to the practice. She also established and is the medical director of the East Bay IAC accredited vascular laboratory in Pleasanton where advanced noninvasive testing can be done to aid in early diagnosis of vascular disease.
Her focus is on early detection and disease prevention, minimally invasive (endovascular) techniques, and proficiency in open surgery. She treats a wide variety of conditions including aortic aneurysm, limb salvage, varicose veins, peripheral vascular disease, carotid disease, wound care and others.
Dan E. Azagury, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests .