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  • Ryan Christopher Padrez

    Ryan Christopher Padrez

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - General Pediatrics

    Bio Ryan is a pediatrician and Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University's Division of General Pediatrics. His primary clinical practice is at Gardner Packard Children's Health Center. In addition to his work at Stanford, Ryan also serves as the Medical Director for The Primary School, a new integrated health and education model that serves low income children and families in East Palo Alto, CA. His work and leadership focuses on the intersection and reform of primary pediatric care and childhood education. He works to integrate systems and promote models that ensure high quality care is accessible to all children.

    Ryan graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Human Biology and earned his MD at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He completed his pediatric residency at UCSF and participated in UCSF's Pediatric Leadership for the Underserved (PLUS) program. He went on to complete a chief resident year at The San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

  • Natalie Pageler

    Natalie Pageler

    Clinical Professor, Pediatrics - Critical Care

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests In my administrative role, I oversee the development and maintenance of clinical decision support tools within the electronic medical record. These clinical decision support tools are designed to enhance patient safety, efficiency, and quality of care. My research focuses on rigorously evaluating--1) how these tools affect clinician knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors; and 2) how these tools affect clinical outcomes and efficiency of health care delivery.

  • Jonathan P. Palma

    Jonathan P. Palma

    Clinical Professor, Pediatrics - Neonatal and Developmental Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Interventional informatics to achieve examples of a learning healthcare system; optimization of commercial EMRs to support complex clinical workflows in newborn intensive care; clinical decision support; real-time clinical dashboards; electronic sign-out tools; IT-supported patient/family communication.

  • Julie Pantaleoni

    Julie Pantaleoni

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

    Bio Dr. Pantaleoni is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. She devotes her clinical time as a General Pediatric Hospitalist to the care of hospitaized children and their families at both Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and El Camino Hospital, in the Packard El Camino unit (PEC). She is also an Educator 4 CARE (E4C) at Stanford University School of Medicine and greatly enjoys fostering clinical skill development and professional identity formation with the Stanford medical students. Her scholarly interests surround undergraduate medical education, humanism in medicine and physician wellness.

  • Robertson Parkman

    Robertson Parkman

    Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics - Stem Cell Transplantation

    Bio My principal research interests have been the assessment of the immunological consequences of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation including both acute and chronic graft versus host disease and immune reconstitution and the use of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation to treat genetic diseases. My laboratory was the first to suggest that chronic graft versus host disease was an autoimmune disease directed at histocompatibility antigens shared by donors and recipients. The observation leaded to the assessment of the role of thymic dysfunction in the pathogenesis of chronic graft versus host disease. As a pediatric immunologist I have investigated the role of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation initially in the treatment of primary immune deficiency diseases and later the treatment of metabolic diseases, which lead to my involvement in the early gene transfer clinical trials.

  • Sonia Partap

    Sonia Partap

    Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interests involve the epidemiology, treatment and diagnosis of pediatric and young adult brain tumors. I am also interested in long-term neurologic effects and designing clinical trials to treat brain and spinal cord tumors.

  • Anca M. Pasca, MD

    Anca M. Pasca, MD

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The research focus of the lab is to understand molecular mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental disorders associated with premature birth, neonatal and fetal brain injury with the long-term goal of translating the lab’s findings into therapeutics. The research team employs a multidisciplinary approach involving genetics, molecular and developmental neurobiology, animal models and neural cells differentiated from patient-derived induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. In particular, the lab is using a powerful 3D human brain-region specific organoid system developed at Stanford (Nature Methods, 2015; Nature Protocols, 2018) to ask questions about brain injury during development.

    https://www.neopascalab.org/

  • Alok Patel

    Alok Patel

    Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics

    Bio Alok Patel is a pediatric hospitalist, medical journalist, on-camera expert, producer, and devotee of creative, engaging science communication tactics. He is currently working as a special correspondent for ABC7 News Bay Area, medical analyst for WGN-Chicago, and is a regular contributor to other digital and television news outlets. Additionally, he is the co-host of PBS/Nova's "Parentalogic", a parenting-meets-pediatrics, digital, comedy education program, and the host of Nova's science podcast, Nova Now.

    Patel worked as a medical producer for CNN, producing two seasons of the medical mystery show, "Something's Killing Me." He also worked on digital health shows for ABC News, New York, and NBC News. He also hosts a popular web series for Medscape, the "Hospitalist Retort", which is a critical review of topics directly affecting hospitalist medicine.

    Alongside several other physicians, Patel helped create and now sits on the board of directors for the Association for Healthcare in Social Media, the first 501c-3 dedicated to medical communication on social media platforms. He was also on the founding team of Medumo, a healthcare start-up which automated patient education for treatments and procedures. Medumo was acquired by Philips USA in 2019.

    Patel is involved in several advocacy efforts, most notably related to sex-trafficking intervention, mental health education, and addressing science misinformation.

  • Anisha I Patel

    Anisha I Patel

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Patel's research interests focus on reducing socioeconomic disparities in chronic diseases, including childhood obesity. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Patel has led numerous studies to encourage healthy beverage intake among children and adolescents. These studies include analyses of large national data sets, conduct of randomized controlled trials in schools, child care, and community settings to examine how interventions to increase children’s intake of water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages impact child health, and the evaluation of policy efforts to improve the healthfulness of beverages offered in schools and community settings.

    Dr. Patel has a diverse funding portfolio ranging from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Healthy Eating Research Program, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Patel has presented her research to local, national and international audiences. She has also been recognized for her research with awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Public Health.

  • Lisa Patel

    Lisa Patel

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

    Bio Lisa Patel received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Stanford University. After college, she worked in Egypt, Brazil, and India on international development projects with community-based organizations and non-profits, focusing on conservation and development efforts. She then obtained her Master's in Environmental Sciences from the Yale School of Forestry and went on to be a Presidential Management Fellow for the Environmental Protection Agency, coordinating the US Government's efforts on clean air and safe drinking water projects in South Asia in collaboration with the World Health Organization. Realizing the critical and inextricable links between children's health and environmental issues, she obtained her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and completed her residency in pediatrics at UCSF. For the last several years, she has used her extensive experience working for government, community organizations, and non-profits to advocate for children's health priorities in the US. She is previously the co-chair for the American Academy of Pediatrics Advocacy Committee, California Chapter 1 (AAP-CA1) and in her time helped launch the inaugural Advocating for Children Together conference for Northern California that is now a yearly occurrence. She co-founded the Climate and Health task force for AAP-CA1, and is the Advocacy and Policy Lead for the Sean Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research. She is also the rotation director for the pediatric resident's Community Pediatrics and Child Advocacy Rotation.

  • Meghna Patel

    Meghna Patel

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Cardiology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My current academic focus is in chronic heart failure and ventricular assist device.

  • Bertrand Patenaude

    Bertrand Patenaude

    Lecturer, Pediatrics - Center for Biomedical Ethics

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Hunger in Europe during World War I and its aftermath.

  • Laura Peterson

    Laura Peterson

    Instructor, Pediatrics - Neonatal and Developmental Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am interested in the neonatal immune system, particularly the immune system of premature infants, and how it impacts the short and longterm health of this vulnerable population.

  • Alistair Philip

    Alistair Philip

    Professor of Pediatrics at the El Camino Hospital, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Neonatal infection: Primarily the evaluation of diagnostic tests and how they may be incorporated into decisions concerning duration of antibiotic therapy. Also interested in the epidemiology and management of sepsis and meningitis.

    Intraventricular hemorrhage: Involved in a multicenter randomized controlled trial of prophylactic indomethacin administration. Also involved with studies relating to the etiology of this disorder in newborn infants.

  • Benjamin Pinsky

    Benjamin Pinsky

    Associate Professor of Pathology and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Development and application of molecular assays for the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases.

  • Philip A. Pizzo, M.D.

    Philip A. Pizzo, M.D.

    David and Susan Heckerman Professor and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

    Bio Philip Pizzo, MD, is the David and Susan Heckerman Professor and Founding Director of the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute. Pizzo served as Dean of the Stanford School of Medicine from April 2001 to December 1, 2012, where he was also the Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology and Immunology. Dr. Pizzo has devoted much of his distinguished medical career to the diagnosis, management, prevention and treatment of childhood cancers and the infectious complications that occur in children whose immune systems are compromised by cancer and AIDS. He has also been a leader in academic medicine, championing programs and policies to improve the future of science, education and healthcare in the US and beyond.
    Pizzo received his MD degree with Honors and Distinction in Research from the University of Rochester in 1970, and completed an internship and residency at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston, a teaching fellowship at Harvard Medical School, and a clinical and research fellowship in pediatric oncology at the National Cancer Institute. Pizzo served as head of the Institute’s infectious disease section, chief of the NCI’s pediatric department, and acting scientific director for NCI’s Division of Clinical Sciences between 1973 and 1996. Before joining Stanford in 2001, he was the physician-in-chief of Children’s Hospital in Boston and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, where he was also the Thomas Morgan Rotch Professor of Pediatrics.
    Dr. Pizzo is the author of more than 615 scientific articles and 16 books and monographs, including Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology, the Seventh Edition of which was published in 2015.
    Pizzo has received numerous awards and honors, among them the Public Health Service Outstanding Service Medal in 1995, the Barbara Bohen Pfiefer Award for Scientific Excellence in 1991, the Elizabeth Kubler-Ross Award in 2008, the Ronald McDonald Charities “Award of Excellence” in 2009, and the John and Emma Bonica Public Service Award in 2013. He is the 2012 recipient of the John Howland Award, the highest honor for lifetime achievement bestowed by the American Pediatric Society. He has been elected to a number of prestigious organizations and societies, including the Association of American Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the American Pediatric Society and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, where he was also elected to the Governing Council. The IOM became the National Academy of Medicine in 2015. He has served as Chair of the Association of Academic Health Centers and Chair of the Council of Deans of the Association of American Medical Colleges, and was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Society for Clinical Oncology and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He was President of the International Immunocompromised Host Society (1998-2011). He served on the Governing Board for the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine from 2004-2012. In 2009 he was elected to the Board of Trustees of the University of Rochester and the Board of Overseers of Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey. He was a member of the Board of Directors of MRI Interventions (2013-2017) and the Academic Advisory Council for Merritt Hawkins (2015-present). In 2014 he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and in 2015 he was elected to the Board of Directors of Global Blood Therapeutics. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Current Opinion in Pediatrics.

  • Terry Platchek

    Terry Platchek

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Platchek's research interest focuses on improving value in healthcare delivery using healthcare model design thinking and a "Lean" business strategy. Dr. Platchek is also interested in effective methods for engaging clinicians in systems-based clinical improvement efforts.

  • Matthew Porteus

    Matthew Porteus

    Professor of Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Genome Editing and Population Dynamics for Gene Therapy and Cancer Research

  • Allison Pribnow

    Allison Pribnow

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Solid Tumors, Bone Sarcomas, Global Oncology, Health Disparities

  • James Priest

    James Priest

    Assistant Professor - Med Center Line, Pediatrics - Cardiology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The Priest lab seeks a better understanding of the genetics and pathogenesis of congenital heart disease using translational genomics, big-data, and vertebrate models of cardiac development.

  • Charles G. Prober, MD

    Charles G. Prober, MD

    Senior Associate Vice Provost for Health Education and Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbiology and Immunology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interest is in the epidemiology, pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of infections in children. Much of this research has focused on viral infections, especially those caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). I have conducted a number of studies concerned with the epidemiology of HSV-2 infections in pregnant women, their partners, and neonates.

  • Jochen Profit

    Jochen Profit

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Funded by NIH R01 grants:

    1) Development and application of composite measure of NICU quality - Baby-MONITOR

    2) High reliability, safety culture and caregiver resilience as modifiers of care quality

    3) Modifiable racial/ethnic disparities in quality of care delivery

    4) Effectiveness of regionalized care delivery systems for preterm newborns

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