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  • Oliver O. Aalami, MD

    Oliver O. Aalami, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests We launched a national precision medicine PAD trial called, VascTrac (http://vasctrac.stanford.edu/). This trial is mobile phone based and leverages Apple's ResearchKit Platform to monitor a patient's activity both pre- and post-intervention. We are validating mobile phone surveillance for PAD patients and are currently enrolling.

  • Shipra Arya

    Shipra Arya

    Associate Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Bio Shipra Arya, MD SM FACS is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine and section chief of vascular surgery at VA Palo Alto Healthcare System. She has a Master?s degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health with focus on research methodology and cardiovascular epidemiology. She completed her General Surgery Residency at Creighton University Medical Center followed by a Vascular Surgery Fellowship at University of Michigan. She recently completed an American Heart Association (AHA) grant on risk prediction of cardiovascular outcomes and limb loss in Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) patients. She is currently funded by the NIH/NIA GEMSSTAR grant studying the impact of frailty on quality of surgical care in PAD and aortic aneurysm patients. The accumulated evidence from her research all points to the fact that frailty is a versatile tool that can be utilized to guide surgical decision making, inform patient consent and design quality improvement initiatives at the patient and hospital level. The field of frailty research in surgical population is still relatively nascent and her current work focuses on streamlining frailty evaluation, and implementation of patient and system level interventions to improve surgical outcomes and enhance patient centered care.

  • Jennifer Avise

    Jennifer Avise

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery

    Bio Dr. Avise is a board certified general surgeon and vascular surgeon specializing in cutting edge treatments of vascular disease. She completed her training at Emory University (MD, general surgery residency) and Wake Forest School of Medicine (2 year vascular surgery research fellowship) and joined the faculty of Stanford University Division of Vascular Surgery in 2016 as an Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery. She is establishing a practice at Stanford Healthcare - Valleycare Hospital in Pleasanton and Outpatient Surgery Center in Emeryville to extend the Stanford quality and innovation in vascular surgery to the East Bay communities.

  • 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.

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