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David N. Cornfield
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Surgery
Bio A physician scientist, Dr. Cornfield is actively engaged in clinical medicine, teaching and research. In clinical arena, Dr. Cornfield is a Pediatrician with an active practice in both Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In the research arena, Dr. Cornfield's lab addresses several large thematic issues. The areas of concentration include: (i) regulation of pulmonary vascular tone; (ii) oxygen sensing in the lung; (iii) biological determinants of preterm labor focusing on myometrial smooth muscle cells; (iv) developmental regulation of barrier function in the lung; and (v) the role of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 in lung development. In addition, there is an active translational research component.
Mary Hawn, MD, MPH, FACS
Stanford Medicine Professor of Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My area of research is health services researcher focusing on surgical quality measurement and policy. I have a background and training in epidemiology coupled with my leadership roles in surgical quality measurement. My expertise and extensive experience in evaluation of surgical quality process and outcome linkage has impacted national policy and changed guidelines. We performed a comprehensive evaluation of the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) implementation using national VA data. Defining robust metrics of surgical quality that are actionable and can lead to sustained improvement in our field are of utmost importance. I also have experience with risk prediction modeling for surgical patients. Our Decision Support for Safer Surgery study developed models of real-time risk prediction for major complications and prospectively validated our models in patients and with expert surgeons. We were able to discern where computational risk prediction has added value and where it falls short. We currently have a national study investigating readmissions following major surgical procedures to identify opportunities for improving care and reducing costs.
Christopher T. Shen
Consulting Associate Professor, Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Healthcare innovation. Global medical technology assessment/needs finding. Value-driven innovation. Asia-pacific region. Medical technology development, financing, operations, regulatory, reimbursement.
Associate Professor (Research) of Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Quality Measurement, Predictive Modeling, Implementation Science,
Eric L. Weiss, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Ignorance of Hepatitis A Among Travelers (writing up data).Travelers Neglecting to Seek Pre Travel Medicine Advice (writing up data).Fluoroquinolones in the Treatment of Complicated Urinary Tract Infections (new ED study)
Current Role at Stanford Biostatistician
- Implement protocol for quality control
- Create analytic files with detailed documentation
- Implement data analysis through statistical programming
- Present results for investigators by graphs and tables
- Summarize finding orally and in written forms
- Participate in preparations of papers for publication
- Assist with grant preparation