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  • John Randol Bergquist

    John Randol Bergquist

    Clinical Scholar, Surgery - General Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Bergquist's research interests are driven by his clinical practice and his background as an engineer. Clinical research interests are focused on improving outcomes for cancer patients. Dr. Bergquist has published on the utilization of biomarkers in particular CA 19-9 as a means to appropriately triage the multidisciplinary management of patients with advanced GI cancers. In addition, he is interested in improving understanding of optimal surgical management through the utilization of big data to understand trends in treatment and incidence as well as genomic patterns in cancer. Dr. Bergquist is also interested in surgical education and has been active in the production of educational videos focused on technical aspects of HPB surgery and in particular minimally invasive techniques. Finally, Dr. Bergquist's background as an engineer drives him to focus on the intersection between technology and clinical care. To this end, he is passionate about innovation in both hardware and software, and the potential impact of innovative design on the field of medicine.

  • kovi bessoff

    kovi bessoff

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Bio My clinical interests include trauma/critical care and acute care surgery. I am interested in how the application of innovative solutions (both device and informatics based) can improve patient care and outcomes in developed as well as developing world settings.

  • Tiffany E. Chao, MD, MPH, FACS

    Tiffany E. Chao, MD, MPH, FACS

    Academic Staff - Hourly - CSL, Surgery - General Surgery

    Bio Dr. Chao is a board-certified general/trauma surgeon at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, an Adjunct Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery/Division of General Surgery in the School of Medicine, and a Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health. She is the co-director of the undergraduate course HUMBIO 129S: Global Public Health and the medical school seminar SURG 236: Seminar in Global Surgery and Anesthesia, both Winter Quarter classes. She is also the associate director of Global Health: Beyond Diseases and International Organizations, a two-week intensive Spring Quarter course for Stanford residents and fellows.

    Prior to her current roles, she served as a Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Fellow with Harvard Medical School's Program in Global Surgery and Social Change. There, she conducted cost-effectiveness analyses and pursued expansion of surgical delivery for indigent populations through surgical workforce and infrastructure development internationally, working primarily in Liberia, Kenya, and Haiti. She completed the CTSA/Lucile Packard Innovation Fellowship at Stanford Biodesign, eventually becoming a co-founder of Zenflow, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company working in minimally-invasive therapy for prostate disease.

    Dr. Chao holds dual Bachelor's degrees in Symbolic Systems and Psychology from Stanford University, as well as MD and MPH degrees from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. She completed General Surgery residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

  • Jeff Choi

    Jeff Choi

    Masters Student in Biomedical Informatics, admitted Autumn 2020

    Bio General Surgery Resident (2017-) in professional development time. MSc student in Epidemiology & Clinical Research (2019-2020), and Biomedical Informatics (2020-). Co-President of SWAT (Surgeons Writing About Trauma); helping students get excited about clinical research is my passion.

    My interest is encouraging cross-disciplinary collaborations to tackle challenging research questions in trauma surgery. To better lives of injured patients and their families, our research teams explore evidence synthesis (meta analysis), computer vision applications, decision analysis/cost-effectiveness analysis, epidemiological/clinical outcomes research, and prognostication tool development. If you are interested in collaborating, please reach out.

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