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  • Benjamin Erickson, MD, MHS

    Benjamin Erickson, MD, MHS

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Surgical instrument & medical device design

    Reconstructive techniques & outcomes

    Orbital tumors & trauma

    Instruments in production:
    - Erickson-Lee Pigtail Cannula (E2517, E2517), Bausch & Lomb/Storz
    - Erickson-Lee Ptosis Clamp (E2515), Bausch & Lomb/Storz

  • Koray Ertan

    Koray Ertan

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Radiological Sciences Laboratory

    Bio Koray Ertan received his BSc degree in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University, Turkey. He completed his PhD in the same department under the supervision of Prof. Ergin Atalar. During his PhD, he worked as a researcher at National Magnetic Resonance Research Center (UMRAM) of Turkey. His thesis study is the development of novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies such as gradient array systems for increasing diagnostic quality of the MR images, reducing the specific absorption rate and scan time.

    He joined Prof. Brian Rutt's group as a postdoctoral researcher in April 2019. Later, he was also affilated as a MINDED postdoctoral fellow in June 2019. As part of the MINDED program, his current research focuses on a system for modulating the permeability of the blood brain barrier using focused radio frequency heating generated from ultra-high field MRI transmit coils for enhanced treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders with nanomedicines. Additionally, his research interest mostly includes MRI technolgies such as RF pulse design, gradient systems, field monitoring, multi-coil gradient and shim arrays.

  • Graham Erwin

    Graham Erwin

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Genetics

    Bio Graham Erwin, Ph.D., is a Stanford Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University. He is a molecular, chemical, and genome biologist elucidating the functional role of repetitive DNA sequences. This work is guiding the design of new therapeutics and diagnostics for human disease. Graham is currently supported by an NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he was a co-inventor of synthetic transcription factors to treat devastating neurodegenerative diseases. The resulting patents formed the basis of Design Therapeutics (San Diego, California). He has published first-author papers in high-impact journals including PNAS and Science. Graham is an advocate for first-generation college students and for programs that support mental health and psychological thriving on college campuses.

  • Mo Esfahanian, MD D. ABA, FAAP

    Mo Esfahanian, MD D. ABA, FAAP

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My current interests include the suprazygomatic maxillary nerve block and its role in enhanced recovery after cleft palate surgery and the development of a high-fidelity ultrasound phantom model to teach this regional anesthesia technique. I am also investigating the role of erector spinae plane blockade in the post-operative recovery of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion.

  • Rahim Esfandyarpour

    Rahim Esfandyarpour

    Research Engineer, Biochemistry - Genome Center

    Bio Rahim Esfandyarpour received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2010 and 2014 respectively.

  • Neir Eshel, MD, PhD

    Neir Eshel, MD, PhD

    Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Dr. Eshel (he/him/his) is a psychiatrist and instructor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    His clinical focus is the full-spectrum mental health care of sexual and gender minorities, with particular interest in depression, anxiety, and the complex effects of trauma in this population. He works in collaboration with other primary care and mental health providers at the new Stanford LGBTQ+ program.

    His research interests include the use of optogenetic, electrophysiological, neuroimaging, and behavioral approaches to probe the neural circuits of reward processing, decision making, and social behavior. He recently won a multi-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the neural circuits of frustration and aggression.

    Dr. Eshel has published articles on topics such as the role of dopamine in learning, the neuroscience of irritability, LGBTQ health, reward and punishment processing in depression, behavioral predictors of substance use among adolescents, and the mechanism of transcranial magnetic stimulation. His work has appeared in Nature, Science, Nature Neuroscience, Annual Review of Neuroscience, JAMA, JAMA Psychiatry, Neuropsychopharmacology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Journal of Neuroscience. He is also the author of the book Learning: The Science Inside, a publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    He has delivered presentations on anger expression in patients with PTSD, the neural circuitry of learning, dopamine prediction errors, and LGBTQ-related topics at meetings of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Society of Biological Psychiatry, and Association of American Medical Colleges, among others. He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, and an ad-hoc reviewer for numerous publications including Science, JAMA Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, and Current Biology.


    Dr. Eshel has won honors for his scholarship and advocacy, including the Marshall Scholarship, the Outstanding Resident Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Science and SciLifeLab Grand Prize for Young Scientists, and the National LGBT Health Achievement Award.

    He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, Society of Biological Psychiatry, Association of Gay & Lesbian Psychiatrists, Society for Neuroscience, and other professional associations. He is also an advocate for LGBTQ rights, recently serving as the LGBTQ Chair of the Stanford Graduate Medical Education Diversity Committee.

    Prior to Stanford, Dr. Eshel trained and conducted research at the National Institutes of Health, Princeton University, the World Health Organization, University College London, and Harvard University.

  • Flint Espil

    Flint Espil

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Dr. Flint Espil researches the etiology and treatment of tic disorders (including Tourette’s), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and body-focused repetitive behaviors. He is interested in how psychosocial factors, the environment, and underlying brain circuitry influence treatment outcomes among individuals seeking treatment. Dr. Espil is currently collaborating with the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research and the Brain Stimulation Lab to explore novel imaging techniques (e.g., functional near-infrared spectroscopy) and neuromodulation approaches (e.g., transcranial magnetic stimulation, deep brain stimulation) to improve our understanding of these disorders. He is also exploring ways to adapt and implement evidence-based mental health approaches in community settings. He is currently collaborating with community-based organizations in East Palo Alto to improve access to care for youth in school settings.

  • Carlos O. Esquivel, M.D., Ph.D.,FACS

    Carlos O. Esquivel, M.D., Ph.D.,FACS

    Arnold and Barbara Silverman Professor in Pediatric Transplantation in the School of Medicine, Professor of Surgery (Abdominal Transplantation) and of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1) Induction of immunotolerance
    2) Rejection of liver and intestinal transplantation.
    3) Clinical outcomes of children with unresectable liver tumors.

  • Micaela Esquivel, MD

    Micaela Esquivel, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    Bio Dr. Esquivel is a board-certified, fellowship-trained bariatric and minimally invasive surgeon. She is a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also the director of community engagement and outreach for the Stanford Department of Surgery.

    Specialties of Dr. Esquivel include foregut surgery and bariatric surgery. She performs robotic surgery as well as therapeutic surgical endoscopy. Her endoscopic techniques include incisionless procedures such as natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES).

    She is actively building the Bariatric Endoscopy Program of Stanford Health Care. Her goal is to offer procedures such as endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and endoscopic suturing of the gastric pouch and outlet after gastric bypass for patients experiencing weight regain.

    Dr. Esquivel has a great interest in helping everyone access the care they need. She values work that minimizes disparities and promotes health equity. As the director of community engagement and outreach for the Stanford Department of Surgery, she is committed to working directly with community organizations to ensure long-term changes are sustained. Dr. Esquivel’s role also allows her to form long-term partnerships and collaborate to implement and oversee programs for underserved populations.
    Research interests of Dr. Esquivel range from the global, like minimum rates of surgery to support desirable outcomes, to the more specific, such as weight loss before bariatric surgery. She has studied access to surgical care in California, as well as access to care in Zambia, Guatemala, and other countries.

    Dr. Esquivel has made numerous presentations on surgical care access, among other topics, at conferences including the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Academic Surgical Congress, and the UK’s Royal Society of Medicine. In addition, she has written more than two dozen articles on topics such as surgical outcomes, weight loss before bariatric surgery, and global access to surgical services. Her work has appeared in JAMA, the World Journal of Surgery, Journal of Surgical Research, Journal of Surgical Education, Lancet, and elsewhere.

    Among her many honors, Dr. Esquivel has won the prestigious Samuel L. Kountz Humanitarian Award, awarded to a Stanford resident distinguished by professionalism, compassion, and respect for the dignity of others—attributes shared by the late Dr. Kountz, a trailblazing surgeon and the first African American surgical resident at Stanford. Dr. Esquivel also won the Resident Research Award of the Year in Stanford General Surgery and the Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award from Stanford’s Hispanic Center for Excellence.

    In addition to serving as the director of community engagement and outreach, Dr. Esquivel directs the “Service Through Surgery: Surgeons with an Impact” course in the Stanford University School of Medicine and is the co-chair of the Stanford Department of Surgery Diversity Cabinet.

  • Amit Etkin, MD, PhD

    Amit Etkin, MD, PhD

    Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Major Laboratories and Clinical Translational Neurosciences Incubator)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The overarching aim of the Etkin lab is to understand the neural basis of emotional disorders and their treatment, and to leverage this knowledge to develop novel treatment interventions. Our work is organized around the study of the neuroscience of emotion and cognitive regulation, as well as neural circuit function, in healthy subjects and individuals with a range of psychiatric disorders.

  • Brady Evans, MD, MBA

    Brady Evans, MD, MBA

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Dr. Evans is an orthopaedic surgeon and a clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery specializing in the treatment of hand and upper extremity conditions. He has extensive training in the full range of orthopaedic treatment approaches, from noninvasive strategies to the most advanced surgical procedures, including peripheral nerve and microvascular surgery.

    Among the wide spectrum of conditions that Dr. Evans treats are joint, ligament, and tendon injuries; nerve and vessel disorders; all forms of arthritis; fractures; carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome; and, pediatric and congenital disorders of the hands and upper extremities.

    Implementing a comprehensive patient treatment plan usually involves multiple specialists. Dr. Evans collaborates with other team members such as spinal care specialists, rheumatologists, plastic surgeons, and physical and occupational therapists. He also closely coordinates treatment and follow-up with the primary care physicians and emergency medicine physicians, as well as other orthopaedic specialists, who refer patients for his specialized care.

    For every patient he sees, he develops a personalized plan of care emphasizing the most conservative treatment possible. The goal of each patient’s care plan is to precisely diagnose the condition, relieve symptoms that may include pain and immobility, and restore use of the affected hand or limb as safely and quickly as possible.

    The opportunity to treat diverse, complex conditions from start to finish and help patients return to functionality and mobility are among the key reasons Dr. Evans chose to practice orthopaedic surgery. To help advance his specialty through innovative research initiatives, Dr. Evans has investigated applications of frontier technology such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence to enhance patient care and education. His research interests also include the management of distal radius fractures, surgical decision-making, and costs and outcomes of orthopaedic surgical procedures.

    As an author, Dr. Evans has published articles in numerous journals including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Archives of Surgery, Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, and others. Article topics range from clinical issues to the financial aspects of care. He also has contributed textbook chapters as the primary author of “Fractures of the Distal Radius and Ulna” in Rockwood and Green’s Fractures in Adults, 9th edition and as an author of “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome After Fractures and Other Trauma” in the 2017 edition of the guide Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In addition, he is a reviewer for HAND, the official journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery, and for the Journal of Hand Surgery Global Online.

    Dr. Evans makes scientific presentations at major national conferences on a variety of topics: resident education, virtual reality in health care, plus various aspects of clinical care.

    He has won honors and recognition for his research and scholarship, including the Richard J. Smith Award from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School for the best clinical/translational paper presentation.

    Dr. Evans is board-eligible with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

  • Kambria Evans, MEd, MA, LMFT

    Kambria Evans, MEd, MA, LMFT

    Affiliate, Med/Hospital Medicine

    Bio Kambria Evans, MEd, MA, LMFT is the former Director of Education and Quality Improvement at Stanford School of Medicine. With her expertise in psychology and education, she lead innovative curriculum design and education research in preclerkship and clerkship education, graduate medical education, and faculty development. For nearly 15 years, she studied how people effectively learn and change through partnership with Stanford Graduate Medical Education, Stanford Geriatric Education Center, Stanford Faculty Development Center, Stanford Medicine Continuing Medical Education, Stanford Hospitalist Group, Stanford Internal Medicine Clinic, Stanford Scholarly Concentration Program, Stanford Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship Program, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford Department of Pediatrics, Stanford Department of Surgery, and Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine.

    She received a B.S. and M.Ed. in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University, where she received the award for Outstanding Community Development and Social Policy. She received a M.A. in Psychology from California Institute of Integral studies, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She currently owns a private practice in Campbell, CA and specializes in EMDR for individuals wanting to overcome limiting beliefs. www.kambriaevans.com

    At Stanford School of Medicine from 2004-2018, Mrs. Evans is an expert in psychology, education, and organizational improvement. She co-directed two electives for Stanford medical students, residents, and fellows. She mentored them through quality improvement projects at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System to improve patient outcomes.

    As an invited speaker at national conferences, she has made over 40 presentations sharing her work in education and human development. With 15 peer-reviewed research publications, she highlights her work internationally in journals such as Academic Medicine, Academic Psychiatry, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Journal of Hospital Medicine, and American Journal of Medicine. She is a reviewer for articles submitted to Academic Medicine, Journal of Hospital Medicine, and British Medical Journal.

    She completed certification and professional development through the University of Texas System, Clinical Safety & Effectiveness Course. She received a grant from the Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education for online gaming development in quality and safety, which will be disseminated to Stanford Hospital staff and a requirement for residents in all 90 residency programs through the Stanford Graduate Medical Education Department. She received two consecutive grants from the Stanford Vice Provost for Online Learning to collaborate on flipped classroom design for Stanford medical students. She also received the Division of General Research Award for Clinician-Educators to collaborate on best practices during transition to Stanford clerkships.

    Mrs. Evans resides in San Jose, California with her husband, twin girls, and dog.

  • Stephanie Allen Evans

    Stephanie Allen Evans

    Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Resume visible at http://bit.ly/EvansResume
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  • Sedona Ewbank

    Sedona Ewbank

    Ph.D. Student in Neurosciences, admitted Autumn 2019

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am interested in using and developing systems neuroscience approaches to improve understanding and treatment of psychiatric illnesses. My current work is focused on developing translatable, noninvasive deep brain neuromodulation through targeted delivery of psychotropic drugs via ultrasound-sensitive nanoparticles.

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