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Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Kummar’s research interests focus on developing novel therapies for cancer. She specializes in conducting pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic driven first-in-human trials tailored to make early, informed decisions regarding the suitability of novel molecular agents for further clinical investigation. Her studies integrate genomics and laboratory correlates into early phase trials. She is interested in alternate trial designs to facilitate rational drug selection based on human data and help expedite drug development timelines. She has published numerous articles in medical journals and serves on a number of national and international scientific committees.
Maureen Lyles D'Ambrogio Professor
Current Research and Scholarly Interests We study cancer biology, intestinal stem cells (ISC), and angiogenesis. We use primary organoid cultures of diverse tissues and tumor biopsies for immunotherapy modeling, oncogene functional screening and stem cell biology. Angiogenesis projects include blood-brain barrier regulation, stroke therapeutics and anti-angiogenic cancer therapy. ISC projects apply organoid culture and ko mice to injury-inducible vs homeostatic stem cells and symmetric division mechanisms.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases
Bio Krutika Kuppalli, MD is an Affiliated Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine and Faculty Fellow in the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford University School of Medicine. She currently serves on the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Trainee Committee and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Medical Education Community of Practice Mentorship Working Group. She is Vice Chair of the IDSA Global Health Committee and is spearheading efforts to create a Working Group focused on Global Health Security which will aim to improve clinical care, preparedness efforts and overall training of infectious diseases physicians as it pertains to high consequence pathogens. She has a diverse background focused on caring for vulnerable patient populations and global health. Her clinical and research background originally focused on patients living with HIV/AIDS in resource limited settings but has expanded to encompass emerging infections, outbreak preparedness and response, biosecurity, and policy.
She has worked on the frontlines of various humanitarian responses including the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak where she served as Medical Director of a large Ebola Treatment Unit in Sierra Leone. In the aftermath of the West Africa outbreak, she has helped lead the development and implementation of pandemic response preparedness activities in resource limited settings and consulted on the development of therapeutics for emerging pathogens. She is an advocate for scaled up funding for activities under the Global Health Security Agenda, and most recently focused her efforts on the current DRC Ebola outbreak and 2019-novel coronavirus outbreak.
Allison W. Kurian, M.D., M.Sc.
Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Epidemiology and Population Health at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests I aim to improve the outcomes of women's cancers through clinically-oriented research on genetic risk assessment, risk-adapted screening and prevention.
Associate Professor (Teaching) of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research focuses on the physical and mental health of military service members.
Instructor, Medicine - Oncology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Implementation of noninvasive detection of malignancies in the clinic remains difficult due to both technical and clinical challenges. These include necessary improvements in sensitivity and specificity of biomarkers, as well as demonstration of clinical utility of these assays. My research focuses on technical development and implementation of assays to detect and track cancers in order to facilitate personalized disease management.
Ware Kuschner, M.D.
Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Occupational and environmental lung disease; Pulmonary and systemic responses to toxicant inhalation; Indoor and outdoor air pollution health effects;
Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Bio Dr. Kwo is currently Professor of Medicine and Director of Hepatology at the Stanford University where he joined the faculty in November 2016. Prior to joining the faculty at Stanford, he was at Indiana University for 21 years where he served as the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation. He has distinguished himself in the field of Hepatitis C therapeutics and has been the principal investigator on multiple international trials. He recently authored the ACG Clinical Guideline: Evaluation of Abnormal Liver Chemistries.