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Clinical Professor, Medicine - General Medical Disciplines
Bio Dr. Westley has clinical training in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care and Palliative Care.
He is Captain, USPHS (retired) having worked for 22 years in Anchorage, Alaska providing care primarily for Alaska Natives and American Indians. From 2002 to 2014 his work in Seattle, Washington focused on Critical Care and for most of that time he was ICU Medical Directory and Medical Director for Respiratory Therapy.
For more than two decades working both in Alaska and Seattle, Washington he explored ways to improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of clinical care both in the hospital and in ambulatory clinics. Most recently his focus is to improve the quality of communication and care provided for patients and their families facing serious, often life limiting illnesses and those in the final stages of their lives.
Professor of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Telomere biology and genomic stress in autoimmunity and inflammation
Instructor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Research into cardiomyopathy genetics, mechanisms, and screening. Current projects include investigating cholesterol metabolism in cardiac hypertrophy, novel approaches to treatment of heart failure, quality of life in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, pharmacogenomics of heart failure therapies, novel therapeutics for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Julie J. White
Associate DFA, Medicine
Current Role at Stanford Division Manager
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - General Medical Disciplines
Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am the Director and qualitative lead for the evaluation of the Cancer Transformation Initiative, a 5-year project to transform the quality of care for cancer patients seen and treated at the Stanford Cancer Institute. Additionally, I am involved in and have great interest in studies and their evaluation intended to improve the quality of patient care particularly those related to cancer care, primary care, and the points of intersection between primary and specialty care.
Marilyn Winkleby, PhD, MPH
Professor (Research) of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center), Emerita
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Cardiovascular disease epidemiology, health of socioeconomically disadvantaged and ethnic minority populations, social determinants of health, community-based intervention research, youth advocacy and mentorship, promoting diversity in health professions