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  • Orestis Vardoulis

    Orestis Vardoulis

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Pediatric Surgery

    Bio Dr. Orestis Vardoulis is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford School of Medicine (department of Pediatric Surgery). Orestis completed his studies in Mechanical Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and received his PhD in Biotechnology and Bioengieneering at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. During his doctoral research, Orestis worked extensively with non invasive methods for hemodynamic monitoring and during his PostDoctroal research he developed flexible electronics for health monitoring. Orestis is an alumnus of the Stanford Biodesign Fellowship program where he conducted extensive research in identifying unmet clinical needs and validated medical technology projects from concept to product. Currently, Orestis works with the Pediatric Health Technology Incubator Laboratory, focusing on clinical needs around umbilical vein catheterization for neonates. In parallel he contributes to the activities of the UCSF - Stanford pediatric device consortium where he coordinates early stage support. Orestis also contributes to the Stanford Wearable Electronics Initiative where he co-founded the affiliated eWear Student and PostDoc association.

  • Brendan C. Visser, MD

    Brendan C. Visser, MD

    Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Visser's research interests span the breath of his clinical practice. Areas of active research include the multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatic neuroendocrine cancers, technical aspects of minimally invasive pancreatic and liver surgery, and trends in the management of hepatobiliary cancers in California, focusing on socioeconomic and instituional barriers to appropriate care.