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  • James Lau, MD, MHPE, FACS

    James Lau, MD, MHPE, FACS

    Clinical Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My personal mission is to contribute to the overall care of the surgical patient through clinical practice, training, and education. My research interests, as they pertain to this mission, are the surgical management of ventral hernias, minimal access surgical techniques, evidenced based surgery, surgical skills acquisition, and surgical education.

  • Mary April Leyson

    Mary April Leyson

    Administrative Associate, Surgery - General Surgery

    Current Role at Stanford Administrative Associate
    For Dr. John M. Morton
    and Dr. Dan E. Azagury
    Stanford Department of Surgery
    Section of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Cara A. Liebert, MD

    Cara A. Liebert, MD

    Resident in Surgery - General Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Current research interests include Surgical Education and Minimally Invasive Surgery. Recent research projects have included application of the flipped classroom for the Surgery Clerkship, Google Glass for real-time vital sign monitoring, medical student mistreatment, emotional intelligence, and resident burnout.

  • Dana Lin MD

    Dana Lin MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    Bio Dr. Dana Lin is a board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeon who specializes in the surgical management of endocrine diseases as well as malignant melanoma. She has technical expertise in mini-incision thyroid and parathyroidectomy, lymph node dissection for thyroid cancer and melanoma, and laparoscopic adrenalectomy. Dr. Lin's passion is to deliver high-quality, compassionate surgical care that is evidence-based, and yet individualized to the needs and values of each patient.

    Dr. Lin earned her B.S. in Biology at Stanford University and M.D. at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. She then completed her residency in General Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where she also conducted translational research in melanoma at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

    After residency, she completed a subspecialty fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at the Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. In the course of her training, her deep interest in medical education and human spirituality also led her to pursue an additional fellowship in Surgical Education at Stanford as well as a Master of Arts in Religion at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

    Dr. Lin has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications related to endocrine disease, melanoma, and surgical education. She is an active member of several national societies including the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.