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  • J Kenneth Salisbury, Jr.

    J Kenneth Salisbury, Jr.

    Professor (Research) of Computer Science, of Surgery (Anatomy) and, by courtesy, of Mechanical Engineering

    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.

  • Oscar Salvatierra

    Oscar Salvatierra

    Professor of Surgery (Transplantation) and of Pediatrics (Nephrology) at SUMC Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests A. Pediatric Immunosuppression with Current Emphasis on Development of Complete Steroid-Free Immunosuppression for Children

    B. Changes in Hemodynamics and Blood Vessel Morphology Following Transplantation of Adult-Sized Kidneys to Infants and Small Children

    C. Study of Immunological and Physiological Variances in Infants and Small Children following Renal Transplantation

    D. Use of Small, Contracted Defunctionalized Urinary Bladders Following Kidney Transplantation

  • 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

  • KimberlyáSchertzer, MD

    KimberlyáSchertzer, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Interests include simulation for resident education, crisis management and behavior modification.

  • DonaldáSchreiber, MD

    DonaldáSchreiber, MD

    Professor of Surgery (Emergency Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research group focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular emergencies including acute myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndrome and congestive heart failure. We have evaluated novel cardiac markers and point-of-care testing in clinical practice. Current projects also include the diagnosis and treatment of acute pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis. Other interests include spinal cord injury, pneumonia and sepsis.

  • Subhro K. Sen, MD

    Subhro K. Sen, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    Bio Subhro K. Sen, MD, Clinical Assistant 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 peripheral nerve research fellowship at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He received his postgraduate training in general surgery at Indiana University, followed by plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins University. He completed 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 also leading the effort to develop a comprehensive Wound and Limb Salvage Center at Stanford. 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 congenital hand differences.

    In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Sen is involved in research, publication, and teaching. His peer-reviewed research includes studies on peripheral nerve regeneration, and he has authored a number of book chapters on a variety of hand surgery topics. He currently reviews manuscripts submitted for publication in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Annals of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Sen is double board 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 and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, and is a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

  • Andrew A. Shelton, M.D.

    Andrew A. Shelton, M.D.

    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

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