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  • Hanjay Wang

    Hanjay Wang

    Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Precision surgery: patient-specific bypass grafting and valve repair strategies
    Autonomous robotic surgery
    Photosynthetic therapies to circumvent myocardial ischemia
    Collateral artery formation as protection against myocardial infarction
    Angiogenesis and myocardial regeneration to prevent heart failure
    Tissue engineering to limit ventricular remodeling
    Understanding the biomechanics of injured and failing hearts

  • Shanice Renee Watts

    Shanice Renee Watts

    Masters Student in Physician Assistant Studies, admitted Autumn 2018

    Bio Shanice Watts is a second year PA student at Stanford University. Prior to Stanford, she worked as an emergency room medical scribe and certified nursing assistant to attain her patient care experience hours. Shanice graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley with highest honors. While at UC Berkeley, she was awarded the Senior Undergraduate Research Award for independent research. Prior to transferring to UC Berkeley, she was valedictorian at Napa Valley College and graduated with an A.S. in Natural Science and Mathematics.

  • Mike Tzuhen Wei

    Mike Tzuhen Wei

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Bio I am a gastroenterologist who hopes to provide high-quality and exceptional medical care to every patient, every day. I hope to provide care that focuses on their wishes and provides the best outcomes and experience. I have an interest in advanced endoscopy and hope to pursue an additional fellowship in this upon completion of my current fellowship in gastroenteroloy and hepatology. I have a passion for research to help improve our clinical care of our patients.

  • Chad Share Weldy

    Chad Share Weldy

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Broadly, I am interested in the relationship between in utero and early life development and cardiovascular disease in adulthood. I am particularly interested in studying the relationship between congenital heart disease and heart failure in adulthood. Heart failure is the most common cause of death in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) patients, and further understanding of the basic biology behind this susceptibility to heart failure in ACHD may become critically important in identifying novel mechanisms of therapy. As a member of the Stanford Translational Investigator Program, I hope to develop further research focused on epigenetic drivers of cardiac function and susceptibility to injury, with the goal to ultimately translate basic science discoveries to clinical therapeutics.

    During my postdoctoral fellowship, I worked under Dr. Michael T. Chin within the UW Division of Cardiology where I investigated the fetal origins of adult cardiovascular disease. My work led to the discovery that in utero and early life exposure to diesel exhaust air pollution increases adult susceptibility to heart failure in mice. By inducing heart failure in mice using the transverse aortic constriction model, we observed that mice exposed to diesel exhaust during in utero and early life development develop a pronounced dilated cardiomyopathy, systolic dysfunction, and extensive myocardial fibrosis that exceeds that found in control mice (Weldy et al. Particle and Fibre Toxicology, 2013). In addition, we have shown that in utero exposure to diesel exhaust directly impacts the placenta, promoting reduced placental weight and increased placental inflammation and vascular oxidative stress. We have found this effect on in utero development is sufficient to cause increased body weight, altered blood pressure, and increased susceptibility to heart failure in adult male offspring (Weldy et al. PloS One, 2014). We believe that air pollution alters placental function and embryonic development in a manner that confers epigenetic reprogramming that may determine one's risk of cardiovascular disease throughout life, and we have discovered that this in utero exposure can alter cardiac transcriptional responses to pressure overload, secondary to DNA methylation changes in specific genes, including Mir133a2 (Goodson and Weldy, FASEB J, 2017).

  • Lee White, Ph.D.

    Lee White, Ph.D.

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Bio I am a fourth year clinical medical student at Stanford University School of Medicine. Here you will find out about my interests including a list of my publications and projects. I completed my doctoral research on training and evaluation of robotic surgical techniques with the Biorobotics Lab at the University of Washington in Spring 2013. I am a co-founder of C-SATS, Inc., a surgical performance assessment company that uses expert reviews and the wisdom of the crowd to train surgeons and medical practitioners.

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