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  • Ralph Rabkin

    Ralph Rabkin

    Professor of Medicine, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr Rabkin is examining the mechanism of the acquired resistance to hormones that develops in kidney failure.In particular he is studying the impact of kidney failure on the action of growth hormone and the role of impaired signal transduction as a cause of growth hormone resistance. He is also engaged in the study of growth factors in diabetic kidney disease.

  • Efren Rael

    Efren Rael

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

    Bio As a child of age 8, I was introduced to science at the local university washing glassware in my father?s immunology laboratory. I have spent a lifetime refining and building on those early life experiences.

    As a next generation expert in immunology, bridging my father?s interest in laboratory research, my passion is in merging clinical care with scientific patterns. Having seen over 10,000 patients, I have tried to use clinical pattern recognition to bridge current concepts in the scientific literature with goals to provide advances to, and the best clinical care possible. These efforts have led to collaborations both far and near, including as expert panel member in allergy/immunology reviewing Canada?s National Centres of Excellence in Research strategic planning goals, an invited editorial for the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, a book chapter on allergen immunotherapy, reviewer for leading journals to help shape the flow of ideas moving science forward, and as editor-in-chief for the Journal of Respiratory Disorders.

  • Thomas Raffin

    Thomas Raffin

    The Colleen and Robert Haas Professor in Medicine and Biomedical Ethics, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Raffin is a clinician, teacher and investigator. He retired as Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in 2004. His key areas of academic interest include the biology and management of acute lung injury; basic biology of human lung and white cells; and, key issues in biomedical ethics including withholding and withdrawing life support, health care delivery, genomics, genetic screening, and neuroethics.

  • Rishi Raj

    Rishi Raj

    Clinical Professor, Medicine - Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

    Bio Dr. Rishi Raj is an Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and directs the Interstitial Lung Disease program at Stanford. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of interstitial lung diseases and has practiced pulmonary and critical care medicine for more than 15 years. Dr. Raj's primary clinical interest and primary focus of clinical research is interstitial lung diseases including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, other idiopathic interstitial lung diseases, drug induced interstitial lung diseases, interstitial lung disease associated with connective tissue diseases including scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, dermatomyositis etc., sarcoidosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis and other miscellaneous interstitial lung diseases. Dr. Raj is the principal investigator and co-investigator on multiple clinical trials evaluating new therapies for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary fibrosis/interstitial lung disease from other etiologies.

  • Kavitha Ramchandran

    Kavitha Ramchandran

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Oncology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research focuses on innovative models of care delivey to understand how to integrate primary and specialist palliative care. We also do work in palliative care education and how to scale our education to be impactful and sustainable. We are evaluating online models.

    In cancer care I do research on novel therapeutics in thoracic malignancies including immunotherapy, new targeted agents, and new sequencing of approved drugs.

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