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  • Amanda Tun

    Amanda Tun

    Affiliate, Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology

    Bio Amanda Tun is a clinical research coordinator for the Department of Radiology at the Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Stanford University School of Medicine. Currently, she oversees multiple clinical trials, specifically biobanking for lung cancer screenings receiving low dose helical computed tomography scans and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, and assists in the establishment of a radiology research center at VAPAHCS. She also collaborates with the VAPAHCS's Cardiology research team on several projects to compile cardiovascular and other prognostic parameters into databases for research purposes.

  • Jamie Tung, MD

    Jamie Tung, MD

    Clinical Instructor, Surgery - General Surgery

    Bio Dr. Jamie Tung is a trauma, general, and critical care surgeon. He was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada before attending undergraduate and medical school at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed surgical residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine and graduated from surgical critical care fellowship at UCSF Fresno.

  • Minang (Mintu) Turakhia

    Minang (Mintu) Turakhia

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Turakhia has an active clinical research program, with funding from AHA, VA, NIH, the medical device industry, and foundations. His research program aims to improve the treatment of heart rhythm disorders, with an emphasis on atrial fibrillation, by evaluating quality and variation of care, comparative and cost-effectiveness of therapies, and risk prediction. Dr. Turakhia has extensive expertise in using large administrative and claims databases for this work. His TREAT-AF retrospective study of over 500,000 patients with newly-diagnosed AF is the largest known research cohort of AF patients. He has served as study PI or chairman of several prominent single- and multicenter trials in atrial fibrillation, investigational devices for electrophysiology procedures, digital health interventions, and sensor technologies.

    His other research interests include technology assessment of new device-based therapies and the impact of changing health policy and reform on the delivery of arrhythmia care. Dr. Turakhia is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and Heart Rhythm Society.

  • Jack Lewis Turban III

    Jack Lewis Turban III

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Bio Jack Turban MD MHS is a researcher, medical journalist, and child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is co-editor of the book Pediatric Gender Identity: Gender-affirming Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth.

    Dr. Turban's research focuses on the determinants of mental health among transgender and gender diverse youth. He led the team that published the first study to link gender identity conversion therapy (attempts to force transgender people to be cisgender) to suicide attempts and the first study to show that access to pubertal suppression during adolescence is associated with lower odds of suicidality among transgender and gender diverse people. His research and perspectives pieces have appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA Pediatrics, JAMA Psychiatry, Pediatrics, The American Journal of Public Health, and The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, among others. His was awarded Best Clinical Perspectives Piece by The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in 2017 and 2018. His manuscript on pubertal suppression for transgender youth was awarded best paper in the journal Pediatrics (the official journal of The American Academy of Pediatrics) in 2020. His research has been cited in major court cases regarding the civil rights of transgender people in the U.S., in state legislative debates around the country, and in the United Nations’ independent expert report on conversion therapy.

    Dr. Turban is a frequent opinion contributor, and his writing on gender, sexuality, and policy has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Vox, Scientific American, The Hill, STAT, and Psychology Today, among others. He is a member of the editorial board of Psychiatric Times.

    Dr. Turban is regularly consulted by the media to comment on issues regarding child and adolescent mental health and topics related to LGBTQ health. He and his work have been quoted over 100 times for outlets including NPR’s All Things Considered, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, ABC’s 20/20 with Diane Sawyer, The New York Times, NBC News, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Vox, Reuters, GQ, Vogue, CBC, and Vanity Fair, among others. He has consulted for the U.S. Department of Defense and major tech companies on issues related to LGBTQ mental health. He currently serves on the scientific advisory board for The Upswing Fund, a collaborative fund created by Melinda Gates to support adolescent mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Dr. Turban graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude with a B.A. in neurobiology. He earned his MD and MHS degrees from Yale School of Medicine, where he was an HHMI medical research fellow and graduated with highest honors with an award winning thesis entitled, “Evolving Treatment Paradigms for Transgender Youth.” He completed his adult psychiatry training at MGH/McLean (Harvard Medical School).

    He has several active research projects through The Fenway Institute, The McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is a member of the media committee of The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the council on communications for The American Psychiatric Association.

  • Laura Turner-Essel, PhD

    Laura Turner-Essel, PhD

    Program Manager, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Current Role at Stanford Program Manager, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Yousef Turshani MD FAAP

    Yousef Turshani MD FAAP

    Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - General Pediatrics

    Bio Yousef Turshani MD is Pediatric Medical Director at Fair Oaks Health Center in Redwood City, part of the County of San Mateo leadership team.
    Dr Turshani is a leader in iMPACt: Mid-peninsula Pediatric Advocacy Coalition. https://med.stanford.edu/pedsadvocacy/engagement/impactcoalition.html

    Born to Libyan immigrants in Louisville, KY, he developed his passion for teaching and global health as a medical student at the University of Chicago. His pediatric residency began with UCLA's "Community Health and Advocacy Training" and completed at UCSF in 2009 when he joined the UCSF faculty as a neonatal hospitalist at California Pacific Medical Center, directing the newborn nursery rotation for medical students. He spent the next part of his career as a global health clinician until returning to California in 2014 with his wife, a human rights attorney, to continue their social justice work domestically.

    Professional Affiliations:
    -UC-San Francisco: Associate Clinical Professor-VOL, Department of Pediatrics. Affiliate Faculty member at Institute for Global Health Sciences, HEAL Initiative Mentor
    -American Board of Pediatrics: General Pediatrics Exam Committee Member

    International experiences include
    -Former Chair of Pediatrics at the only hospital on Saipan (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)
    -HIV consultant in Zimbabwe for "Doctors without Borders" collaborating with ICRC, UNICEF and partners to hand over a Pediatric HIV project to the Ministry of Health.
    -Evaluating community health workers in Nicaragua
    -Disaster relief work in Iceland and Peru
    -Pediatric resident rotation in San Pedro Sula, Honduras

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