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  • Aida Habtezion MD MSc.

    Aida Habtezion MD MSc.

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Leukocyte recruitment & immune responses in diseases affecting digestive organs

  • Francois Haddad

    Francois Haddad

    Clinical Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

    Bio Dr. Francois Haddad, MD is a Clinical Professor of Medicine that specializes in the field of cardio-vascular imaging, pulmonary hypertension, advanced heart failure and transplantation. Dr. Haddad has over 18 years of practice in the field of cardiology. He directs Stanford Cardiovascular Institute Biomarker and Phenotypic Core Laboratory dedicated to translational studies in cardiovascular medicine. The laboratory focuses on (1) identifying early biomarkers of heart failure and aging, (2) bioengineering approaches to cardiovascular disease modeling and (3) novel informatic approach for the detection and risk stratification of disease. He is involved is several precision medicine initiatives in health including the Project Baseline, the Integrated Personalized Omics Profiling Initiative, the Athletic screening program at Stanford and the Strong-D cardiac rehabilitation initiative in individuals with diabetes mellitus.

  • Christiane Haeffele

    Christiane Haeffele

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Adult Congenital Heart Disease

  • Kurt M. Hafer, MD

    Kurt M. Hafer, MD

    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 (UM) in Ann Arbor, he worked as a neuro-endocrine peptide researcher 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 and is now a medical student at UCLA as well as a son who is studying engineering at Stanford. He is an avid lifelong cyclist (road and MTB, logging over 5k miles annually), 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.

  • James Hallenbeck, MD

    James Hallenbeck, MD

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Research in hospice and palliative care with emphases on physician education, cultural aspects of end-of-life care, and healthcare system issues.

  • Summer Han

    Summer Han

    Assistant Professor (Research) of Neurosurgery and of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My current research focuses on understanding the genetic and environmental etiology of complex disease and developing and evaluating efficient screening strategies based on etiological understanding. The areas of my research interests include statistical genetics, molecular epidemiology, cancer screening, health policy modeling, and risk prediction modeling. I have developed various statistical methods to analyze high-dimensional data to identify genetic and environmental risk factors and their interactions for complex disease.

  • Josef Hannah

    Josef Hannah

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    Bio Dr. Hannah graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences. He then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas and a fellowship in Hospice & Palliative Medicine at Stanford University before joining as faculty at Stanford. His clinical practice includes both inpatient palliative care consultation as well as ambulatory care in palliative medicine. His research and educational interests include symptom management and utilizing media to grow palliative care services and education.

  • Josef Hardi

    Josef Hardi

    Software Dvlpr 2, Med/BMIR

    Bio I'm a software engineer with a keen interest in data science. I have over 10 years’ experience in software development and 5 years in the data processing. Currently, I work as a backend developer for the Stanford Center of Biomedical Informatics Research; tackling issues in data and metadata management and interoperability. I also actively engage in the work of converting health and claim records to the OMOP common data model as part of my collaboration with the Stanford Population Health Sciences. I have experience with Java, Python, R, RDF, OWL, OBDA, Schema.org and Elasticsearch.

  • Stephanie Harman

    Stephanie Harman

    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    Bio Dr. Harman graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford and a Palliative Care fellowship at the Palo Alto VA/Stanford program before joining the faculty at Stanford. She is the founding medical director of Palliative Care Services for Stanford Health Care and a 2017 Cambia Sojourns Scholar Leader Awardee. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and a faculty member in the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics. She serves as the clinical section chief of Palliative Care in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health and co-chairs the Stanford Health Care Ethics Committee. Her research and educational interests include communication training in healthcare, bioethics in end-of-life care, and the application of machine learning to improve access to palliative care.

  • Robert Harrington

    Robert Harrington

    Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor of Medicine

    Bio Dr. Robert A. Harrington is an interventional cardiologist and the Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Harrington was previously the Richard Sean Stack, MD Distinguished Professor and the Director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) at Duke University. His research interests include evaluating antithrombotic therapies to treat acute ischemic heart disease and to minimize the acute complications of percutaneous coronary procedures, studying the mechanism of disease of the acute coronary syndromes, understanding the issue of risk stratification in the care of patients with acute ischemic coronary syndromes, building local, national and international collaborations for the efficient conduct of innovative clinical research and trying to better understand and improve upon the methodology of clinical research. His research has been extensively funded through NIH, NIA, other peer reviewed agencies and private industry. Committed to training and mentorship, Harrington has served as the principal mentor for more than 20 post-doctoral clinical research fellows focused on cardiovascular research.

    He has authored more than 640 peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews, book chapters, and editorials. Thomson Reuters lists him as one of the most cited investigators in clinical medicine from 2002-2014. He is a deputy editor of JAMA Cardiology and an editorial board member for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He has served as editor of five textbooks and is a senior editor of the 13th and 14th editions of Hurst’s The Heart, one of the leading textbooks of cardiovascular medicine. He has been a member of the NHLBI’s Clinical Trials Study Section and the IOM’s Working Group on Data Sharing. He served as a member of the NIH NCATS Advisory Council Working Group on the IOM CTSA Program. He recently served a second term as a member and the chair of the US Food and Drug Administration Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee.

    Harrington was recently a member of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Board of Trustees and is currently a member of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Board of Directors, its Science Advisory and Coordinating Committee, and its President-elect. He will serve as the AHA President beginning in July 2019. He served as the Chair for the AHA’s Scientific Sessions in 2013 and 2014. Harrington is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, the European Society of Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Physicians. He is an elected member of the Association of American Physicians and the Association of University Cardiologists. In 2015, he was elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine/Institute of Medicine. In 2016, he was named a Master of the American College of Cardiology. He was awarded the AHA's Clinical Research Prize in 2017.

    Harrington received his BA in English at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. He attended Dartmouth Medical School and received his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston MA. He did his internship, residency and served as the chief resident in internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester MA. He trained in cardiology, interventional cardiology and clinical research (Duke Databank for Cardiovascular Disease) at Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC where he was a faculty member from 1993-2012 before joining the Stanford University faculty in 2012. Interested in innovative learning tools, including novel methods of communicating scientific information, Harrington hosts a regular podcast on theheart.org, The Bob Harrington Show, and can be followed on Twitter @HeartBobH.

  • William Haskell

    William Haskell

    Professor (Research) of Medicine, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My major research interests and activities over the next several years will focus on the development and evaluation of the objective measurement of physical activity in free-living populations using a variety of sensing devices and mobile phones for data collection and processing. Also, I will continue to direct the Stanford Heart Network with the major mission being to assist community-based CVD prevention/treatment programs implement more effective heart attack and stroke prevention programs.

  • Michelle Hauser

    Michelle Hauser

    Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated) [Vapahcs], Primary Care and Population Health

    Bio Michelle Hauser, MD, MS, MPA, FACLM, Chef is board certified in internal medicine and completed medical school, internal medicine residency, the Zuckerman Fellows Program in Leadership & Public Service, and a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree at Harvard, as well as a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Clinical Research and the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Stanford. She is a certified chef via Le Cordon Bleu and a Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine where she has also served on the Board of Directors and published the Culinary Medicine Curriculum—the first comprehensive, open-source culinary medicine curriculum for health professional training programs. As Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Affiliated) at Stanford University School of Medicine, she teaches medical students nutrition, culinary medicine, and lifestyle medicine; she is also a teaching attending for internal medicine residents, psychiatry interns, medical students, and other trainees. At the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), Dr. Hauser practices obesity medicine via a series of group medical appointments she developed that are focused jointly on lifestyle and medical management of obesity; she also evaluates patients for bariatric surgery. Additionally, Dr. Hauser practices primary care-internal medicine and serves as teaching attending at both the VAPAHCS (General Medicine Clinic, Palo Alto, CA) and the San Mateo County Health System (Fair Oaks Health Center, Redwood City, CA). Her research, clinical, and community projects blend her training in medicine, public policy, nutrition, epidemiology, and culinary arts to focus on improving education and access to delicious, healthy food for medical professionals, patients, and the general public. Her research has been published in top medical and nutrition journals, such as JAMA and AJCN, and she has been interviewed about cooking and health by media organizations such as the New York Times, Bloomberg News, CNN, the Washington Post, NPR, Stanford Medicine, and Harvard Health Publications.

  • Zihuai He

    Zihuai He

    Assistant Professor (Research) of Neurology and of Medicine (BMIR)

    Bio Dr. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 2016. Following a postdoctoral training in biostatistics at Columbia University, he joined Stanford University as an assistant professor of neurology and of medicine in 2018. His research is concentrated in the area of statistical genetics and integrative analysis of omics data, with the aim of developing novel statistical and computational methodologies for the identification and interpretation of complex biological pathways involved in human diseases, particularly neurological disorders. His methodology interest includes high-dimensional data analysis, correlated (longitudinal, familial) data analysis and machine learning algorithms.

  • Catherine Heaney

    Catherine Heaney

    Associate Professor (Teaching) of Psychology and of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Enhancing our understanding of psychosocial factors at work (occupational stress, social support at work, organizational justice, organizational empowerment) that are associated with health and disease.

    Developing effective strategies for enhancing employee resiliency and reducing exposure to psychological and behavioral risk factors at work.

  • Gregory M. Heestand, MD

    Gregory M. Heestand, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Oncology

    Bio Dr. Heestand is a board-certified medical oncologist with a focus on gastrointestinal cancers, primarily hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma, and gallbladder cancer. He currently serves as the medical oncology champion of the Stanford Hepatobiliary Tumor Board, as well as the principal investigator of multiple clinical trials. He also collaborates with campus laboratories to help develop new biomarker and treatment technologies. Dr. Heestand is a member of the ECOG-ACRIN gastrointestinal committee and serves as a representative to the NCI Hepatobiliary Task Force. He is also the director of the Stanford Medical Oncology Fellowship Program.

    Dr. Heestand and his team take great pride in helping patients and their families face gastrointestinal cancer.

    Outside of the clinic, Dr. Heestand enjoys playing the piano, teaching his kids about music, cooking for friends and family, and surfing the internet for interesting things to read.

  • Shireen Heidari

    Shireen Heidari

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    Bio Shireen Heidari, MD is a palliative care and family medicine physician. She works as part of the inpatient palliative care consult team providing complex symptom management and support for patients and families facing any stage of a serious illness. Dr. Heidari is the rotation director for students, residents and fellows on the Stanford inpatient palliative consult service. She is also the clinical lead for the Stanford site of the PERIOP-PC Study, which involves collaboration with the surgical department to evaluate the impact of surgeon-palliative care team co-management for patients and family members preparing for major upper gastrointestinal cancer surgery.

    Before joining the faculty at Stanford, Dr. Heidari attended medical school at Boston University, completed her residency at UC San Diego where she served as chief resident, followed by palliative fellowship at UCLA. Her interests include early palliative care integration, narrative medicine, and expanding primary palliative care skills for all clinicians.

  • Paul Heidenreich, MD

    Paul Heidenreich, MD

    Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular) and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interests include

    1) The cost-effectiveness of new cardiovascular technologies.
    Example: tests to screen asymptomatic patients for left ventricular systolic dysfunction.

    2) Interventions to improve the quality of care of patients with heart disease. Examples: include clinical reminders and home monitoring.

    3) Outcomes research using existing clinical and administrative datasets.

    4) Use of echocardiography to predict prognosis (e.g. diastolic dysfunction).

  • Heather Henri, MD

    Heather Henri, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    Bio Dr. Heather Henri is an Associate Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Henri attended Stanford University, where she received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. At Stanford she was the recipient of the President's Award for Academic Excellence in the Freshman Year, awarded to the top 3% of students. She has been the recipient of an American Heart Association Internship at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She also was awarded two Howard Hughe's Institute summer Research Fellowships at the NIH, one at the National Cancer Institute and the second at the National Eye Institute.

    In 2000, Dr. Henri graduated from Harvard Medical School. She then completed a Surgical Internship at Stanford Medical Center, followed by an Internal Medicine Residency at Stanford in 2004. Between 2004 to 2013 she was a Faculty Physician at Stanford Internal Medicine. She served as the Clinic Chief at Blake Wilbur of Stanford Medical Group from 2006-2009, as well as on the General Internal Medicine Executive Committee at Stanford between 2006-2009.

    Dr. Henri was named as a "Top Reviewer" based on the quality of reviews by the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2006. With Dr. Peter Rudd, she co-authored the chapter "Hypertension: Context and Managment" in the Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine published in 2007. Between 2006-2007 Dr. Henri was a member of the California Academic Collaborative on Chronic Care.

    In August 2013, Dr. Henri joined Stanford Concierge Medicine where she practiced for six years. She also served as Director of the American College of Physician's Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Course held in San Francisco from 2013-2017. Dr. Henri has been a Reviewer for the American College of Physicians on multiple projects. She recently served on the Internal Medicine Essentials Text and Online Questions Editorial Review Board for the American College of Physicians. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 Dr. Henri reviewed and authored educational material for the American College of Physician's Medical Knowledge and Self Assessment Program (MKSAP 17) Updates. Starting in 2018, Dr. Henri has been a primary regular reviewer of educational podcasts published by the American College of Physicians.

    Dr. Henri feels that comprehensive preventive care, combined with excellent patient-physician communication, is fundamental to her care of patients.

    American Board of Internal Medicine Certification 2004, 2014
    Fellow American College of Physicians 2016

  • Lisa Henriksen

    Lisa Henriksen

    Sr Research Engineer, Medicine - Stanford Prevention Research Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research aims to improve our understanding of the health risks associated with exposure to tobacco marketing and provide a scientific rationale for new policies to reduce it. I also study use of media to promote and discourage adolescent tobacco use, and the impact of tobacco advertising on urge and craving to smoke.

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