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  • Joan Kendig

    Joan Kendig

    Professor of Biology in the Department of Anesthesia, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My laboratory tries to find out how pharmacologic agents used in the practice of anesthesia (general anesthetic and analgesic agents) lead to therapeutically desireable endpoints including unconsciousness, immobility and absence of pain. The old idea that general anesthetics are uniformly non-specific "membrane stabilizers" is giving way to a new realization that these agents exert specific actions on particular ion channels and intracellular signalling systems.

  • Joshua Kirz

    Joshua Kirz

    Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    Bio Joshua Kirz, PhD, received his PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He trained at the UCSD School of Medicine and came to Stanford in 1998. He created a CBT program for the inpatient Psychiatry service and then transitioned to the Pain Management Center.

    Dr. Kirz’s main focus is psychological evaluations of individuals suffering from chronic pain. He has a particular interest in work-related injuries (workers’ compensation). Additional areas of focus include CBT, functional restoration, the mind-body connection, and student supervision and training. He developed a clinical practicum for psychology trainees at Stanford. He lectures widely on topics involving pain management and work injuries.

  • Dr. Christiane Klinkhardt

    Dr. Christiane Klinkhardt

    Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar, Anesthesia

    Bio Dr. med. univ. Christiane Klinkhardt, MD, is a Visiting Postdoctural Scholar at Stanford University in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine in the School of Medicine.

    Born and raised in Berlin, Germany, she studied Medicine at Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, Austria. As part of her studies she completed a research trimester at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, and obtained her doctoral degree by writing and defending a thesis about her work in 2014. As she was always particularly interested in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine she spent as much time as possible gaining clinical experiences in various countries across the world and completed her elective anaesthesia rotations during her final year at medical school at Charité (Berlin, Germany), Auckland City Hospital (New Zealand) and Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN, USA).

    Dr. Klinkhardt started her residency in Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Unfallkrankenhaus, Berlin, Germany, in 2015 and was in her third year when she took a sabbatical leave to relocate to the Bay Area, California, with her husband.

    At Stanford her research is related to medical education and she hopes that it will ultimately improve patient safety.

  • Jiang-Ti Kong, MD/MS

    Jiang-Ti Kong, MD/MS

    Instructor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    Bio Dr. Jiang-Ti Kong specializes in the treatment of chronic pain syndromes with expertise in the clinical management and scientific investigation of low back pain and fibromyalgia. In addition to teaching and practicing conventional pain management, Dr. Kong also leads the acupuncture service at the Stanford Pain Management Center, offering effective treatment alternatives for patients suffering from back pain, neck pain, joint pain, headaches, and complex regional pain syndrome. Dr. Kong has developed a strong interest in the interdisciplinary study of chronic pain mechanisms and alternative treatment modalities such as acupuncture. She currently leads two NIH-funded projects investigating the mechanisms of electro-acupuncture for the treatment of chronic low back pain.