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Robert K. Jackler, MD
Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor in Otorhinolaryngology and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery and of Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Tobacco advertising - please see below for details
Clinical: Development of innovative surgical methods, via the cranial base, to expose inaccessible intracranial disease. Surgical simulation and robotics. Evidence based outcomes analysis in acoustic neuroma and other tumors of the cerebellopontine angle.
Medical history - especially the history of otology, neurosurgery, deafness, and quackery.
Stefanie S. Jeffrey, MD
John and Marva Warnock Professor
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Jeffrey led the multidisciplinary team from the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Genome Technology Center that invented the MagSweeper, an automated device that immunomagnetically captures live circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from cancer patient blood for single cell analysis or culture. Her lab also works on microfluidic technologies for tumor cell capture, characterization, and growth - with the goal of defining individual patient response to newer biologically-based cancer therapies.
Medical Illustrator, Surgery - Anatomy
Bio Semay Johnston is a medical illustrator in the Stanford School of Medicine and specializes in the visual communication of scientific and medical information through a variety of media. She believes that creative visualization provides a rare power to engage learners, simplify complexity, and inspire research. Previously, Semay worked at Macmillan Learning developing HTML5 interactive science modules and created surgical and anatomical illustrations at Body Scientific International. She holds an M.S. in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Division Administrator, Surgery - Anatomy
Bio Vivien Jones graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a B.S. in Economics and Math. She studied global economics and healthcare policy for a year abroad, traveling to Denmark, Vietnam, Argentina, and South Africa. Her research culminated in a senior thesis, "Incentivizing Live Kidney Donations: Economic Models for Policy Enhancements". Vivien is the Clinical Anatomy Division Administrator, working with donors in the Willed Body Program, scheduling group lab visits, coordinating the summer high school program, and tracking Division finances.