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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.
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
Bio Courses Taught through SHIELD (Stanford Healthcare Innovations and Experiential Learning Directive):
A Patient Centered Exploration of Health and the Health Care System
INDE 290B, INDE 290C, PAS 280B, PAS 280C
This elective course for first year medical students explores challenges that patients face regarding the management of optimal health in a complex health care system. Specific topics include national healthcare reform, health economics and financing, social determinants of health, medication reconciliation, transitions of care, and the hospital discharge process.
Clinical Professor, Dermatology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests High risk squamous cell carcinoma; frozen histopathology; reconstructive surgery.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
Bio Dr. Fahim Abbasi specializes in diagnosis and treatment of prediabetes and insulin resistance. Dr. Abbasi has a special interest in prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease through lifestyle modifications.
Instructor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Bioengineering, biophysical control of cardiovascular development, pluripotent stem cell biology, optogenetics, electrophysiology, cell mechanics, directed cellular evolution, multiscale engineering, microfluidics, computational biology
Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Bio Gillian Abir graduated from Glasgow University (UK) in 1998. After initially undertaking surgical residency and emergency medicine residency, she changed to anesthesiology and completed her residency training in Glasgow and Sheffield (UK). Following this she undertook an obstetric anesthesia fellowship-equivalent at Stanford University School of Medicine and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor.
Gillian is the obstetric anesthesia residency program coordinator.
Gillian has published several manuscripts and has contributed chapters to five books, and is the current co-editor of the obstetric anesthesia section of Anesthesia Tutorial of the Week, World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (www.wfsahq.org/resources/anaesthesia-tutorial-of-the-week).
Gillian is a member of the multidisciplinary obstetric simulation team which carries out regular in-situ drills. She is also a member of the obstetric disaster preparedness committee and labor and delivery patient safety committee. She is a current member of the patient safety and international outreach committees at SOAP.
Gillian also has an interest in global health and regularly volunteers with Kybele Inc. (www.kybeleworldwide.org) teaching obstetric anesthesia.