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Friso Benjamin Achterberg
Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar, Rad/Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford
Friso Achterberg is currently a Visiting Researcher at the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS) and the department of Radiology. Friso received his B.Sc, M.Sc. and MD degree in Medicine from the university of Leiden in the Netherlands in 2014 and 2017 respectively. After acquiring his MD degree, he started working as a resident (not in training) at the department of surgery at the The Hague Medical Center. In October 2017 he started his MD Ph.D. program at the department for Oncological Surgery under the supervision of doctor Alexander L. Vahrmeijer, head of the Image-Guided Surgery Group at the Leiden University Medical Center in The Netherlands.
In April 2018 he was co-responsible for organizing an Academy Colloquium titled: ‘Precision Surgery by Tumor Targeted Molecular Imaging: current challenges in the translation to clinical practice’. The Colloquium was organized to discuss the current challenges in the field of image-guided surgery with experts of the field.
-Doctor of Medicine, Leiden University Medical Center (2017)
-Master of Science, Leiden University Medical Center (2017)
-Bachelor of Science, Leiden University Medical Center (2014)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests As part of the Stanford Emergency Medicine International team my work has focused on emergency medicine education and capacity development in resource limited settings, including Myanmar, India, Uganda, Nepal and others.
Clinical Research Manager, Neurosurgery
Current Role at Stanford Emma manages the Neurology & Neurosurgery Clinical Trials Team consisting of 17 Clinical Research Coordinators conducting 70+ clinical trials in areas including: Device Neurosurgery, Functional Neurosurgery, Headache, Epilepsy, Neuroimmunology, Alzheimers/Memory Disorders, Parkinson's, Radiology, and Bio Banks.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Infectious Diseases
Bio Maya Adam MD is the Director of Health Education Outreach at Stanford's Center for Health Education and the Faculty Lead for the Digital Medical Education International Collaborative in South Africa. Adam has been teaching at Stanford University since 2009. She received her BA in Human Biology from Stanford before studying medicine at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to her post-secondary studies, she spent 10 years as a professional ballet dancer with the State Theater of Saxony in Germany. At the Stanford Center for Health Education, Adam creates online educational content for use in under-served populations, including those in low- and middle-income countries. Adam leads five massive open online health education courses, serving more than 450,000 international learners. In South Africa, her team collaborates with UNICEF and the National Department of Health to create digital educational content for community health workers and mothers as part of the Road to Health initiative. Adam is the author of Food Love Family: A Practical Guide to Child Nutrition.