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  • Michael Longaker

    Michael Longaker

    Deane P. and Louise Mitchell Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests We have six main areas of current interest: 1) Cranial Suture Developmental Biology, 2) Distraction Osteogenesis, 3) Fibroblast heterogeneity and fibrosis repair, 4) Scarless Fetal Wound Healing, 5) Skeletal Stem Cells, 6) Novel Gene and Stem Cell Therapeutic Approaches.

  • H. Peter Lorenz, MD

    H. Peter Lorenz, MD

    Professor of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests We have three areas of current investigation:
    1) Scarless skin wound healing biology
    2) Dot stem cell tissue regeneration biology
    3) Novel stem cell therapy for tissue engineering

  • Dennis Lund

    Dennis Lund

    Associate Dean of the Faculty for Maternal and Child Health and Elizabeth Wood Dunlevie Professor

    Bio Dr. Lund was born in Duluth, MN and attended Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He received his general surgical training at the MGH in Boston, and his pediatric surgical training at Boston Children's Hospital. His initial career was spent as a trauma, transplant and general pediatric surgeon at Boston Children's. In 1999, he became Surgeon-in-Chief of the University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital in in Madison, and in 2001 became Chair of General Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2011, he became Executive Vice President of the Phoenix Children's Medical Group and Surgeon-in-Chief at Phoenix Children's Hospital. Dr. Lund joined the Stanford faculty in Pediatric Surgery and as Associate Dean of the Faculty in Pediatrics and Obstetrics (Clinical Affairs) as well as Chief Medical Officer at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in March, 2015. In March of 2018 and through January of 2019, Dr. Lund served as interim President and CEO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

  • Daphne P. Ly, MD, FACS

    Daphne P. Ly, MD, FACS

    Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1. Integrate machine learning with electronic health record system to improve work flow and achieve individualize cancer care based on current evidence.
    2. Apply Cancer Genetics in cancer treatment and cancer risk reduction.

  • Paul M. Maggio, MD, MBA, FACS

    Paul M. Maggio, MD, MBA, FACS

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

    Bio Dr. Paul Maggio is Vice Chair of Surgery for Clinical Affairs, Associate Chief Medical Officer of Operational Effectiveness, and Associate Director of the Adult Intensive Care Unit. He trained in General Surgery at Brown University and obtained advanced training in Adult Surgical Critical Care and Trauma at the University of Michigan. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and is triple board certified in General Surgery, Critical Care, and Medical Informatics. In addition to being a clinician and surgeon, Dr. Maggio participates in the National Committee on Healthcare Engineering for the American College of Surgeons, and his research interests are focused on the delivery of high-value care.

    Dr. Maggio received the SHC Board of Hospital Director’s Denise O’Leary Award for Clinical Excellence in 2013

  • Olivia Martinez

    Olivia Martinez

    Professor of Surgery (Abdominal Transplantation)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Host-Pathogen interactions; EBV B cell lymphomas; pathways of immune evasion in the growth and survival of EBV B cell lymphomas; mechanisms of graft rejection and tolerance induction; stem cell and solid organ transplantation.

  • Marc L. Melcher

    Marc L. Melcher

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

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My goal is to extend the benefits of organ transplantation to greater numbers of patients while maintaining excellent outcomes. We developed the "paired-organ exchange" program at Stanford to increase the chances that patients with willing but incompatible living donors can still receive a living donor kidney. In addition, I am applying artificial intelligence algorithms to facilitate complex decision making in liver transplant.

  • Karthik Mikkineni

    Karthik Mikkineni

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery

    Bio Dr. Mikkineni is a vascular surgeon who specializes in vascular disease including critical limb ischemia and limb salvage, abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms. Specific areas of interest include: endovascular procedures for peripheral vascular disease, management of carotid disease, thoracic outlet syndrome, mesenteric ischemia.

    Additional areas of interest encompass hemodialysis access and venous disorders such as varicose veins. His special interest include fenestrated and branched endografts in management of aortic and thoracic aneurysms, and aortic disease.

    Dr. Mikkineni’s research topics include abdominal aortic aneurysm and vascular conduits for bypass. He has published on the surgical treatment of aortic aneurysms and the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

  • Arash Momeni

    Arash Momeni

    Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Momeni's research focuses on clinical outcomes after microsurgical reconstruction, with a particular emphasis on VTE prevention.

  • Arden Morris, MD, MPH, FACS

    Arden Morris, MD, MPH, FACS

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

    Bio Arden M. Morris, MD, MPH is professor and vice chair of clinical research in the Department of Surgery, director of the Stanford-Surgery Policy, Improvement Research and Education (S-SPIRE) Center, and core faculty in the Stanford Department of Health Research and Policy. Dr. Morris joined Stanford in 2016 from the University of Michigan where she was an associate professor and division chief of colorectal surgery. In her research, she uses mixed methods to focus on improving quality and equity in surgical care. She has deployed her expertise in a number of leadership and advisory roles and policy panels such as National Quality Forum’s Consensus Standards and Approval Committee and the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee.

  • Claudia Mueller

    Claudia Mueller

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

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Investigations of how children's beliefs of health affect their responses to illness.

  • Aussama Nassar, MD, MSc,FACS, FRCSC

    Aussama Nassar, MD, MSc,FACS, FRCSC

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    Bio Dr. Nassar is a board certified General Surgeon in both the USA and Canada. Dr. Nassar has five years of clinical experience in tertiary care referral academic health-centres in Canada prior to joining Stanford University in surgery, trauma and critical care. His clinical interests are emergency and elective surgery in addition to trauma and critical care medicine. He is also a skilled endoscopist performing both upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy. His research interests are varied and include the development of assessment tools for trainees, burnout among physicians and other healthcare professionals. In addition he is especially interested in training trainees in simulation based medical education with a focus on perioperative inter-professional collaboration and patient safety. He is a true clinician educator and is a certified simulation educator as well as an ATLS course director. Dr. Nassar has also earned an MSc degree in Health Science Education from McMaster University, Canada.

  • Rahim Nazerali

    Rahim Nazerali

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    Bio Rahim Nazerali, MD, MHS, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford Heath Care. Dr. Nazerali specializes in both reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, including face and body rejuvenation, breast augmentation and reconstruction, abdominal wall reconstruction for hernia defects, body contouring, complex wound management and tissue transfer.

    Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Nazerali trained at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in a combined residency in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, receiving extensive experience in both cosmetic and post-trauma reconstruction. He then completed his fellowship training at Stanford Hospital in microsurgery and complex reconstruction. Dr. Nazerali also holds a Master’s of Health Science in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute.

    As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Nazerali specializes in the treatment of patients requiring skilled plastic and reconstructive surgery after cancer treatments. Dr. Nazerali focuses on providing advanced surgical restoration of form and function, with expertise in the reconnection of nerves, muscles, and blood vessels.

    His clinical focus includes Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Breast Reconstruction including DIEP flap reconstruction, Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery, Microsurgery, and Reconstructive Surgery.

    On a personal level, Dr. Nazerali strongly believes in contributing to the lives of the community in which he lives. Since his youth, he has volunteered countless hours towards helping the sick, elderly, and disabled. He travels extensively and has provided reconstructive surgical services to adults and children in multiple areas of the world.

  • Dung Nguyen

    Dung Nguyen

    Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    Bio Dr. Dung H Nguyen is currently the Director of Breast Reconstruction at the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center and the Director of Adult Plastics Clinic at Stanford Healthcare. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and highest academic honor and distinction from U.C. Davis. She earned a Pharm.D degree from U.C.S.F. School of Pharmacy and a MD degree from U.C.S.D. She then did a residency in general surgery and a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Southern California (USC) Medical Center. She further completed a fellowship in microsurgery from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, one of the largest reconstructive surgery centers in the world. She was recruited to Stanford from Cedar Sinai Medical Center in 2012, and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University.

    Dr. Nguyen specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, surgical treatment of lymphedema including vascularized lymph node transfer and lymphaticovenous anastomosis, and complex tissue reconstruction utilizing microsurgery and supermicrosurgery. She also has interest in cosmetic surgery, including facial rejuvenation and body contouring procedures.

    In addition to her clinical commitment, Dr. Nguyen has basic science and clinical research interests in lymphedema and breast reconstruction. She has published articles in peer review journals, presented at national and international professional meetings and has authored book chapters in various plastic surgery textbooks. She also enjoys volunteering on overseas medical missions and participating in medical charity activities.

  • Jeffrey Norton, MD

    Jeffrey Norton, MD

    The Robert L. and Mary Ellenburg Professor in Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Interleukin-12 is a Th1 cytokine. It is important in the cell mediated immune response. We are investigating its role as an anti-tumor cytokine to augment the immune response against cancer. We are planning a human trial.

  • David Oakes

    David Oakes

    Professor of Surgery at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Trauma, especially splenic and thoracic

  • George A. Poultsides, MD, MS, FACS

    George A. Poultsides, MD, MS, FACS

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

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Clinical trials of experimental diagnostics and therapeutics; outcomes analysis following combined modality treatment of hepatic, pancreatic, and gastrointestinal malignancies.

  • Janey S.A. Pratt, MD

    Janey S.A. Pratt, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    Bio Dr. Janey S.A. Pratt, MD, FACS, FASMBS is a general surgeon who specializes in Robotic Hernia repair and Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MBS). She began her career in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was a founding member of the MGH Weight Center. As surgical director she introduced minimally invasive MBS and adolescent MBS to MGH in 2001 and 2007 respectively. In 2011 Dr. Pratt took over as Director at the MGH Weight Center and continued to work on several national committees towards improving access and care of adolescents with severe obesity. Dr. Pratt continued to practice general surgery through out her tenure at MGH seeing patients with breast cancer, hernias, and obesity. She performed advance minimally invasive surgery(MIS) as well as advanced endoscopy.
    In 2016 Dr. Pratt moved to California where she began her work at Stanford University, splitting her time between the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital and the Palo Alto VA. She performs Minimally Invasive MBS at both institutions as well as endoscopy. Dr. Pratt has trained in robotic surgery and performs robotic assisted hernia repairs on complex and simple hernias. As a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Dr. Pratt is involved in training Stanford medical students and residents both in the OR, in the clinic, in the simulation labs and in the class room. Dr. Pratt is the associate program director of the VA MIS fellowship program, and Chair of the Pediatric Committee of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
    Dr. Pratt has been involved in creating and updated guidelines for Adolescent MBS since 2005. In 2018 she was first author on the ASMBS Pediatric Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Guidelines. Her other research interests include: MIS approaches to hernia repair and bowel obstruction, pediatric obesity treatment and the use of medications to improve outcomes of MBS. Dr. Pratt frequently lectures on the subject of Adolescent Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

  • Carla Pugh, MD, PhD

    Carla Pugh, MD, PhD

    Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The Technology Enabled Clinical Improvement (T.E.C.I.) Center is a multidisciplinary team of researchers dedicated to the design and implementation of advanced engineering technologies that facilitate data acquisition relating to clinical performance.

  • Gary K. Roberts, D.D.S.

    Gary K. Roberts, D.D.S.

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    Bio Dr. Roberts has performed hospital dentistry and surgery at Stanford University Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital since 1995. He is also on the faculty at University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He treats a variety of oral and maxillofacial conditions, including dental trauma and infection, dental implant and restorative reconstruction, surgical tooth extraction, bone and tissue grafting, conventional and surgical endodontic procedures, dental oncology care of cancer patients, as well as orofacial pain treatment.

    He has presented CME lectures and Grand Rounds to numerous Departments at Stanford, as well as teaching Residents and Fellows at Stanford Medical School and the Palo Alto VA. He also lectures in the Physician Assistant Program at Stanford.

    During his nearly a quarter of a century of military service, he was one of the leading researchers on combat trauma and the pathophysiology of projectile wounds. He currently serves as a member of the Council on Peer with the California Dental Association and is an Anesthesia Evaluator for the California State Dental Board.  Dr. Roberts is frequently asked to speak on a variety of topics to organizations both in the US and internationally.

  • Elsie Gyang Ross

    Elsie Gyang Ross

    Assistant Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery) and of Medicine (BMIR) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Bio Dr. Ross is a vascular surgeon and research scientist. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine in 2011 and completed her vascular surgery 0+5 residency at Stanford University School of Medicine in 2018. During her residency, she completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in biomedical informatics. Her current research focuses on using machine learning and electronic health records for early disease identification, precision medicine, and evaluating opportunities to engage in patient education beyond the clinic.

  • J Kenneth Salisbury, Jr.

    J Kenneth Salisbury, Jr.

    Professor (Research) of Computer Science and of Surgery (Anatomy), Emeritus

    Bio Salisbury worked on the development of the Stanford-JPL Robot Hand, the JPL Force Reflecting Hand Controller, the MIT-WAM arm, and the Black Falcon Surgical Robot. His work with haptic interface technology led to the founding of SensAble Technology, producers of the PHANToM haptic interface and software. He also worked on the development of telerobotic systems for dexterity enhancement in the operating room. His current research focuses on human-machine interaction, cooperative haptics, medical robotics, and surgical simulation.

  • Darren Salmi

    Darren Salmi

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Anatomy

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Medical education, anatomy, autopsy, cardiovascular pathology

  • Stephen Schendel

    Stephen Schendel

    Professor of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Surgical correction and the study of growth and development of craniomaxillofacial anomalies and deformities.

    1. Histochemical Analysis of Facial Muscles.
    2. Cranial Sutural Manipulation.
    3. Stability of Mandibular and Maxillary Surgery.
    4. Growth Factors in Infant Cranial Sutures.
    5. Virtual Surgery.
    6. 3-D Biocomputation4. Osteodistraction

  • Carolyn Dacey Seib, MD, MAS

    Carolyn Dacey Seib, MD, MAS

    Assistant Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

    Bio Dr. Carolyn Dacey Seib is a board certified general surgeon and fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon. Her practice is focused on surgery of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands.

    Dr. Seib has clinical and research expertise in the surgical management of endocrine disorders in older adults, including primary hyperparathyroidism, thyroid cancer, and hyperthyroidism. Dr. Seib completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude in 2004. She received her M.D. at the New York University School of Medicine and then attended residency in General Surgery at UCSF. Dr. Seib also completed a fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at UCSF, during which she cared for patients with complex disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands.

    Dr. Seib focuses on providing individualized care for patients with thyroid malignancy, hyperthyroidism, primary hyperparathyroidism, and adrenal disorders. She has received funding from the National Institute on Aging and the American Thyroid Association to study the surgical management of endocrine disorders in older adults and has a number of peer-reviewed journal publications on this topic that have received national attention, including being featured in the New York Times.

  • Subhro K. Sen, MD

    Subhro K. Sen, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    Bio Subhro K. Sen, MD, Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in biomedical engineering. He went on to receive his medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After medical school, he completed a yearlong peripheral nerve research fellowship under Dr. Susan Mackinnon at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed his postgraduate training in general surgery at Indiana University, followed by plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins University. He finished his training with a hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship at Stanford University.

    Dr. Sen’s general clinical interests are in reconstructive surgery, microvascular surgery, and hand and upper extremity surgery. His practice includes: post-traumatic extremity reconstruction; post-oncologic reconstruction of the head and neck, trunk and extremities; perforator flap surgery; and melanoma surgery. He is medical director of the Advanced Wound Care Center at Stanford Health Care. As a hand surgeon in the Robert A. Chase Hand and Upper Limb Center, he has interests in hand trauma, degenerative conditions, peripheral nerve injuries, and complex upper extremity flap reconstruction.

    In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Sen is involved in research, publication, and teaching. His peer-reviewed research includes studies on extremity reconstruction, peripheral nerve regeneration, and he has authored a number of book chapters on a variety of plastic and hand surgery topics. He has a strong interest in medical device innovation and is currently a faculty fellow in the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.

    Dr. Sen is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery.

  • Andrew A. Shelton, MD, FACS, FACRS

    Andrew A. Shelton, MD, FACS, FACRS

    Clinical Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Multimodality treatment of rectal cancer
    Sphincter preserving procedures for rectal cancer
    Laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery
    Surgical education

  • Christopher Timothy Shen

    Christopher Timothy Shen

    Academic Staff - Hourly - CSL, 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.

  • Samuel So, MD

    Samuel So, MD

    Lui Hac Minh Professor in the School of Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Through a 4 pronged comprehensive program: translational and clinical research, early detection and treatment, promoting education, awareness and immunization and building partnership, we are working towards the development of new strategies that will lead to the elimination of hepatitis B worldwide and reduce the threat and incidence of liver cancer. Current research efforts focus on evaluating potential new diagnostic and treatment markers and novel targeted therapy for primary liver cancer.

  • Alex Sox-Harris

    Alex Sox-Harris

    Associate Professor (Research) of Surgery (Health Services Research Unit)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Quality Measurement, Predictive Modeling, Implementation Science,

  • David A. Spain, MD

    David A. Spain, MD

    David L. Gregg, MD Professor in General Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our main areas of interest are
    1. clinical research in trauma and critical illness
    2. economics of this care
    3. PTSD and stress response after critical injury or illness

  • Kristan Staudenmayer, MD, MS, FACS

    Kristan Staudenmayer, MD, MS, FACS

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

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Defining the Impact of Injuries in the Elderly

  • Jordan Stern

    Jordan Stern

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery

    Bio Dr. Stern earned his medical degree at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2008. He completed his general surgery residency at The University of Chicago in 2015, which included a two-year research fellowship in Translational Systems Biology. He then completed his vascular and endovascular surgery fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center/Weill Cornell Medicine, in 2017. Dr. Stern is board certified in both general surgery and vascular surgery.

    Dr. Stern joined Stanford Vascular Surgery in 2017 as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery. His primary practice is at Stanford Health Care.

    Dr. Stern’s clinical and academic interests are in the treatment of aortic disease. He is involved in the development of novel treatment strategies for complex aortic pathologies, and serves as principal investigator on several clinical trials. He is also involved in clinical research, examining contemporary practice patterns and outcomes from endovascular and open surgical interventions.

  • Kimberly Sue Stone, MD

    Kimberly Sue Stone, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    Bio Kimberly Stone, MD is a board certified General Surgeon who specializes in breast surgical oncology and melanoma surgery. She treats all conditions related to breast health including: breast cancer, high risk prevention and screening, benign breast disease, and conditions related to lactation.

    Dr. Stone completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at UCSF, where she trained in all aspects of breast surgical oncology, and melanoma surgery. Dr Stone performs all types of breast surgery including total skin and nipple sparing mastectomy, wireless lumpectomy, benign breast disease excisions and axillary surgery. She works closely with plastic and reconstructive surgeons to offer women the best possible cosmetic options and results following treatment. Dr Stone performs melanoma surgery including wide local excision, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and lymph node dissections for melanoma.

    Dr. Stone strives to deliver compassionate, patient-centered surgical care that is expert and evidence-based while at the same time customized to the unique needs of each patient. She believes that patient empowerment and education are at the heart of an excellent care team.

  • Karl Sylvester

    Karl Sylvester

    Professor of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests One of the current primary interests of the lab is to investigate the mechanisms by which hepatocellular injury and recovery is influenced and controlled by hepatocyte metabolism.

    A second focus of investigation is to identify molecular markers of human disease that provide diagnostic function, serve as targets for possible therapeutic manipulation, or provide insight into mechanisms of human disease. Specific diseases of interest include newborn sepsis and Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC).

  • Peter A. Than

    Peter A. Than

    Clinical Scholar, Surgery - Abdominal Transplantation

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Organ transplantation, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, gene therapy

  • Jacqueline Tsai, MD

    Jacqueline Tsai, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interests are focused on improving breast cancer surgeries. I am interested in novel techniques in surgery to improve cosmetic outcomes, minimize surgical re-excisions and possible augmented reality technologies to enhance surgery.

  • 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.

  • Todd Wagner

    Todd Wagner

    Associate Professor (Research) of Surgery (Health Services Research Unit)

    Bio Todd Wagner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Stanford University. He studies health information, efficiency and value, and health care access. He is particularly interested in developing learning health care systems that provide high value care. In addition to his role at Stanford, he Directs the Health Economics Resource Center and is the Associate Director for the Center for Innovation to Implementation, both at the Palo Alto VA. He also co-directs the VA/NCI Big Data Fellowship.

  • Irene Wapnir, MD

    Irene Wapnir, MD

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

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Clinical trials in operative procedures such as Nipple-sparing mastectomy, arm lymphatic mapping, skin perfusion and Treatments for Breast Cancer, especially local recurrence. Dr. Wapnir is institutional Principal Investigator and Chair for National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) clinical trials. Laboratory and translational research includes exploring the activity of breast iodide transporter in breast cancer brain metastasis.

  • Thomas G Weiser, MD, MPH

    Thomas G Weiser, MD, MPH

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

    Bio I am a general and trauma surgeon, and surgical intensivist. I treat and care for injured patients and those with acute surgical emergencies, and manage critically ill surgical patients in the Intensive Care Unit.

    My research is focused on evaluating the role of surgical care in the delivery of health services in resource poor settings, particularly low and middle income countries. I am interested in barriers to access and provision of surgical care, the quality of surgical services, and outcomes research. My current projects focus on quality and cost effectiveness of care, and strategies for improving the safety and reliability of surgical delivery in resource poor settings. I have been involved in surgical program assessment projects in Cambodia, India, the UK, and the United States. From 2006-2009 I was part of the World Health Organization’s Safe Surgery Saves Lives program where we quantified the global volume of surgery and created, implemented, evaluated, and promoted the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist.

    I am the Consulting Medical Officer for Lifebox, a charity devoted to saving lives through safer surgery. We are currently engaged in multiple programs to improve anesthetic safety, reduce surgical infection, improve teamwork, and strengthen compliance with surgical safety standards in low resource settings.

  • Ian Whitmore

    Ian Whitmore

    Professor (Teaching) of Surgery (Anatomy)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The development of better regimes for teaching Anatomy using Cadavers.

  • Sherry M. Wren, MD, FACS, FCS(ECSA)

    Sherry M. Wren, MD, FACS, FCS(ECSA)

    Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our research interests are primarily in global surgery,robotics,surgical oncology, especially gastrointestinal cancers.

  • Yulia Zak, MD

    Yulia Zak, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    Bio Dr. Yulia Zak earned her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center before completing general surgery residency at Stanford University and advanced minimally invasive gastrointestinal and bariatric fellowship training at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Zak is certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. She has also completed the Stanford Surgical Education and Simulation fellowship and was previously an Assistant Program Director for the general surgery residency program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr. Zak joined the faculty at Stanford in 2018 and is the current Fellowship Associate Program Director. Her current clinical practice is focused on bariatrics, foregut and abdominal wall procedures. Her academic interests include quality improvement, surgical education, and bariatric outcomes.

  • Christopher K. Zarins

    Christopher K. Zarins

    Walter Clifford Chidester and Elsa Rooney Chidester Professor of Surgery, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Hemodynamic factors in atherosclerosis, pathogenesis of, aortic aneurysms, carotid plaque localization and complication, anastomotic intimal hyperplasia, vascular biology of artery wall, computational fluid dynamics as applied to blood flow and vascular disease.

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