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Amy Ladd, MD
Elsbach-Richards Professor of Surgery and Professor, by courtesy, of Medicine (Immunology & Rheumatology) and of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Research Interests
1. The kinematics and forces associated with thumb carpometcarpal (CMC) function and pathology
2. The anatomy, microstructure, and immunofluorescent characteristics of the thumb CMC joint
3. Pathomechaniics of CMC arthritis: biomechanical wear, injury, genetic, and environmental causes
4. Archiving, vitalizing, and innovating medical and surgical knowledge, most recently with innovative iBook monographs
Joshua Levin, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Bio Dr. Levin completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Michigan in 2007, and a pain medicine fellowship at the Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008. Currently, he is a member of both the departments of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery at Stanford University, where he also is the director of the PM&R interventional spine fellowship and the interim director of the PM&R residency program.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Orthopedic Surgery
Bio Dr. Sien Lin is currently a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford Medicine. He finished his medical training in China and got his PhD in Orthopaedics and Traumatology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2015. Dr. Lin started his postdoctoral training at Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Lab of the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 2016. His research interests include adult stem cells and regenerative medicine in musculoskeletal system, new drug research and development for musculoskeletal diseases. He is an author of 50 peer-reviewed papers and 1 book chapter since 2012.
David Lowenberg, MD
Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Lowenberg is a Past President of the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society of North America. His clinical and research interests are in the treatment of nonunions and malunions with or without accompanying osteomyelitis and infection. He is well-published in the field of limb salvage and treatment of devastating limb injuries. He has ongoing research in limb transplantation via immunotolerance as well as biomechanics.
Affiliate, Orthopaedic Surgery
Bio Francesca Alejandro, NP was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and has resided here for most of her life. She attended San Jose State University, where she obtained her Bachelors in Public Health and minor in Child Development. Seeking to further her education, she attended Western University of Health Sciences and obtained her Masters in Ambulatory Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner degrees.
Francesca Alejandro, NP started working at Stanford in 2008, at the time as an Operating Room assistant, and was fortunate to come back once she completed her training as a Nurse Practitioner. Francesca enjoys collegiality of the Academic setting and has a passion for Medicine, specifically Orthopedics. She enjoys spending time with her patients and educating them on how to manage their conditions and improve their health. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, medical missions, cooking, spending time with family, and watching football.