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Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Leukocyte recruitment & immune responses in diseases affecting digestive organs
Laura Michele Hack
Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Bio Dr. Laura Hack is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Clinical Instructor under the mentorship of Drs. Leanne Williams, Alan Schatzberg, and Ruth O’Hara. She is a translational clinician with a research passion for integrating multiple types of biological and environmental data using advanced analytic techniques into a neuroscience-based taxonomy of mood, anxiety, and stressor-related disorders. Laura envisions herself as a ‘psychiatrist of the future,’ incorporating genetic information, brain imaging, blood-based markers, and data from wearable sensors into diagnostic and treatment decisions to help relieve the suffering that arises from our current trial-and-error approach.
Professor (Clinical) of Anesthesia and Pediatrics, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests The Pediatric Perioperative Anesthesia Environment-demography, performance-based credentialing, outcome measurement;
Regional Pediatric Transport Systems-organization, resource management, patient care equipment, team composition, outcome measurement.
Disaster preparedness for hospitalized pediatric, neonatal and perinatal patients.
Affordable simulation for small-scale and assessment.
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
Bio Dr. Francois Haddad, MD is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and specializes in the field of heart failure, transplantation, pulmonary hypertension and advanced cardio-vascular imaging. He also directs Stanford Cardiovascular Institute Biomarker and Phenotypic Core Laboratory whose mission is to identify the best biomarkers to detect, monitor and manage cardiovascular disease. Dr. Haddad has over 12 years of practice in the field of cardiology and has a special interest in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction also known as diastolic heart failure, pulmonary hypertension as well as systemic hypertension.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
Bio Dr. Kurt Hafer is a board-certified physician and Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) practicing Primary Care Internal Medicine exclusively at Stanford Concierge Medicine.
Dr. Hafer grew up in Chapel Hill, NC and attended Pomona College, where he received his undergraduate degree in Psychology. After completing post-baccalaureate pre-medical coursework at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, he worked as a neuro-endocrine peptide researcher in a lab at UM.
In 1999, Dr. Hafer graduated from The University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed a Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) in San Jose in 2002. Between 2002 to 2012 he was a Teaching Attending Physician at SCVMC as well as an adjunct Stanford physician, training medical students and residents in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Hafer joined Stanford in 2012 as the founding Medical Director of the Stanford Primary Care, Portola Valley Clinic -- Stanford's first new primary care clinic in many years. His five years of leadership at the Portola clinic included incorporating the latest technologies into primary care, adopting active population health panel management, LEAN management practices, embedded specialists and evidence-based, best-care practices as a viable model for the future of Stanford Primary Care.
In January 2017, Dr. Hafer joined Stanford Concierge Medicine as Medical Director, where he practices alongside Dr. Heather Henri and Dr. Jessica Favreau. In addition to caring for his patients, his duties include directing the clinic and expanding the Center for Personalized Wellness, which has been piloting Primary Care Genetics and Pharmacogenomics screening programs as a testbed for Stanford Primary Care.
While at Stanford, Dr. Hafer has served as a lecturer for the American College of Physician's Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Course held in San Francisco, and has been a Reviewer for the American College of Physicians on multiple projects. He has served on numerous Stanford Healthcare committees and worked with teams on numerous projects, including Stanford's Primary Care 2.0 Redesign, Hypertension Center of Excellence Clinical Integration Team, The Virtual Hypertension Monitoring Project, and Stanford's Primary Care Precision Health program design team. He has directed pilots of TeleHealth phone and video visits, integration of specialty care MDs into our primary care clinics. He led a successful Clinical Effectiveness Leadership Training (CELT) project using clinical pharmacists embedded in primary care clinics to more effectively manage diabetes and high blood pressure between MD visits. He has also served as the Physician Leader for Stanford's Realizing Improvement through Team Empowerment (RITE) Quality Improvement Program.
He currently serves as a Physician Member on the Global Executive Services (GES) Network Steering Committee, part of the Vizient University Health System Consortium. Dr. Hafer also serves on Stanford's CELT/RITE Quality Improvement Program Advisory Committee.
When not caring for patients, Dr. Hafer enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends. He is married to a Stanford University History Professor, has a daughter who graduated from Stanford as well as a high school-aged son. He is an avid lifelong cyclist (road and MTB), hiker, has a passion for tinkering with vintage Datsuns and enjoys wearing vintage watches.
Dr. Hafer believes that a combination of truly knowing his patients as individuals, excellent patient-physician communication, and comprehensive preventive care allows him to provide exceptional care for his patients.
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Perioperative Recovery of Opioids Mood and Pain Trial