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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Vascular Surgery
Bio I am interesting in identifying the heritable component of a wide range of cardiovascular diseases which include coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease. To this end, I am involved in utilizing genome-wide genetic and bioinformatics approaches to identify loci responsible for disease, and thereafter validating these findings by implementing a variety of molecular genetics, molecular biology and transgenic mouse models to explain the vascular biology of the identified gene or pathway.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Bio Rahim Nazerali, MD, MHS, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford Heath Care. Dr. Nazerali specializes in both reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, including face and body rejuvenation, breast augmentation and reconstruction, abdominal wall reconstruction for hernia defects, body contouring, complex wound management and tissue transfer.
Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Nazerali trained at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in a combined residency in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, receiving extensive experience in both cosmetic and post-trauma reconstruction. He then completed his fellowship training at Stanford Hospital in microsurgery and complex reconstruction. Dr. Nazerali also holds a Master’s of Health Science in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute.
As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Nazerali specializes in the treatment of patients requiring skilled plastic and reconstructive surgery after cancer treatments. Dr. Nazerali focuses on providing advanced surgical restoration of form and function, with expertise in the reconnection of nerves, muscles, and blood vessels.
His clinical focus includes Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Breast Reconstruction including DIEP flap reconstruction, Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery, Microsurgery, and Reconstructive Surgery.
On a personal level, Dr. Nazerali strongly believes in contributing to the lives of the community in which he lives. Since his youth, he has volunteered countless hours towards helping the sick, elderly, and disabled. He travels extensively and has provided reconstructive surgical services to adults and children in multiple areas of the world.
The Robert L. and Mary Ellenburg Professor in Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Interleukin-12 is a Th1 cytokine. It is important in the cell mediated immune response. We are investigating its role as an anti-tumor cytokine to augment the immune response against cancer. We are planning a human trial.