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  • Faisal Fecto

    Faisal Fecto

    Instructor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    Bio Dr. Fecto is a board certified neurologist who specializes in neuromuscular medicine. Dr. Fecto completed his medical training at Aga Khan University in Pakistan in 2005, where he was also junior faculty till 2006. Dr. Fecto completed his PhD in neuroscience at Northwestern University in 2012 during which he was supported by a University Fellowship and an NIH/NIA Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Predoctoral Fellowship. From 2012 to 2015 he completed his post-doctoral training in neurogenetics at Northwestern as the Link Foundation Fellow. From 2015 to 2019 he completed his neurology residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as part of the clinical-neuroscientist and physician-scientist training programs. During his residency, he served as Chief Neurology Resident and Adult Neurology Clinic Liaison, as well as serving on departmental committees for curriculum development, program evaluation, resident selection, departmental history/centennial celebrations, and resident continuity of care clinic. Dr. Fecto completed his fellowship in neuromuscular medicine at Stanford University in 2020. Dr. Fecto has received several awards including the resident teaching award, resident team leader award, a resident lectureship by the Iowa Neurological Association, and a fellow scholarship by the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Fecto is a well-published researcher and serves as an associate editor for the journal BMC Neurology. His research explores the pathogenic mechanisms that contribute to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and related disorders. His research is supported by an NIH/NINDS R25 Research Education Grant. Dr. Fecto is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, American Academy of Neurology, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Society for Neuroscience, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Medical Association.

  • Anna Finley Caulfield, MD

    Anna Finley Caulfield, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Finley joined the Stanford Stroke Center in 2004 from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She cares for acute stroke patients and other neurologically critical ill patients in the intensive care unit. Currently, her research interests include hypothermia after cardiac arrest and comparing health care provider's predications of future neurological function in neurologically critical ill patients to their 6-month outcome.

  • Paul Graham Fisher, MD

    Paul Graham Fisher, MD

    Bing Director of the Program in Human Biology, Beirne Family Professor of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Professor of Pediatrics and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery and of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology) at SUMC

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Clinical neuro-oncology: My research explores the epidemiology, natural history, and disease patterns of brain tumors in childhood, as well as prospective clinical trials for treating these neoplasms. Research interests also include neurologic effects of cancer and its therapies, and childhood headaches.

  • Robert Fisher, MD, PhD

    Robert Fisher, MD, PhD

    The Maslah Saul Professor in the Department of Neurology and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Fisher is interested in clincal, laboratory and translational aspects of epilepsy research. Prior work has included: electrical deep brain stimulation for epilepsy, studied in laboratory models and clinical trials; drug delivery to a seizure focus; mechanisms of absence epilepsy studied with in vitro slices of brain thalamus; hyperthermic seizures; diagnosis and treatment of non-epileptic seizures, the post-ictal state; driving and epilepsy; new antiepileptic drugs; surgery for epilepsy.

  • Kara Flavin, MD

    Kara Flavin, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Current research interest is stroke recovery, including use of virtual reality and robotics for post-stroke rehabilitation.

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