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Euna Koo, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Bio Dr. Koo is an ophthalmologist specializing in pediatric ophthalmology, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and adult strabismus. She received her ophthalmology training at UC San Francisco and then her fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Boston Children's Hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She has been board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 2016. Her practice reflects her clinical and surgical interests including strabismus, amblyopia, pediatric cataracts, ROP, and adult strabismus.
She utilizes botox in management of adult and pediatric strabismus. She also uses hidden adjustable sutures in children and adults to optimize alignment of eyes with surgery. Muscles can be adjusted up to 10 days after surgery.
She also has an interest in teaching residents and improving surgical training.
The George A. and Hilda M. Daubert Professor in Chemistry
Current Research and Scholarly Interests • Development of cell-permeable reagents for study and modification of RNAs
• Developing small-molecule probes of DNA repair pathways
• Design of a functional new genetic set, xDNA and xRNA (structure, function, applications)
• Synthesis of combinatorial fluorescent assemblies built on a DNA scaffold (oligodeoxyfluorosides, ODFs) as labels and sensors for biology and medicine
Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emerita
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Koopman's research is focused in three primary areas:
1) Investigating factors associated with neuropsychiatric and other symptoms and quality of life in persons with serious illness.
2) Evaluating psychosocial and other kinds of interventions to improve health and quality of life among persons who are living with or are survivors of serious illness.
3) Examining factors associated with health behaviors (e.g., sleep, sexuality, and substance abuse) among the medically ill.
Professor (Clinical) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests obsessive-compulsive disorder, depressive disorders, psychopharmacology, cost-effectiveness studies, trichotillomania, compulsive buying, pathological gambling,kleptomania.
Mary Ellen Koran, MD, PhD
Resident in Radiology
Bio Mary Ellen grew up in Annapolis, Maryland. She attended college at Duke University, where she majored in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry. After graduation, Mary Ellen moved to Nashville, Tennessee to join the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and earn her combined MD/PhD at Vanderbilt University. She completed her PhD in Human Genetics in the laboratory of Dr. Tricia Thornton-Wells, where she studied the radiogenomics of Alzheimer’s Disease. Outside of radiology, Mary Ellen enjoys swimming with the Stanford Masters' team, mountain biking and hiking the amazing trails around Northern California with her husband, Cody, and playing with their dog, Bowser.
2017 – Present
Stanford University – Palo Alto, CA
Department of Radiology
2016 – 2017
University of Tennessee – Nashville, TN
Department of Internal Medicine
2009 – 2016
Vanderbilt University – Nashville, TN
M.D. Medical Scientist Training Program
2011 – 2014
Vanderbilt University – Nashville, TN
Ph.D. Human Genetics
2005 – 2009
Duke University – Durham, NC
B.S., Graduation with Distinction
AWARDS AND HONORS:
Etta Kalin Moskowitz Fund Research Award
Awarded by Stanford University Radiology Residency Program, 2017
Awarded by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to 1st in class, 2016
Glasgow-Rubin Citation for Academic Achievement
Awarded by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to 1st female in class, 2016
Awarded by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Department of Radiology, 2016
Fellow and Resident Annual Meeting Scholarship
Awarded by the World Congress of Interventional Oncology for the annual WCIO Conference, 2016
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Vanderbilt University, 2015
Dr. Constantin Cope Medical Student Research Award
Awarded by the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation, 2015
Society of Interventional Radiology Medical Student Travel Scholarship
Awarded by the Society of Interventional Radiology for the annual SIR Conference, 2014
Flexner Dean’s Lecture Student Lecturer
Awarded by Vanderbilt University, 2013
NIGMS Travel Fellowship
Awarded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for the Short Course on Statistical Genetics and Genomics, 2011
Medical Scientist Training Program
Funded by NIH T32 GM07347, full tuition scholarship and stipend for both medical and graduate school, 2009 – 2016
Baldwin Scholars Unsung Heroine Award
Awarded by Duke University, 2009
Research in Practice Program Grant
Awarded by Duke University, 2008
Pratt Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Awarded by Duke University, 2007-2009