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Professor of Medicine (General Medical Disciplines) at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Health Care System
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My initial research activities involved antiretroviral and novel therapeutic treatments of HIV infection, understanding elements of HIV pathogenesis associated with acute HIV infection and post exposure prevention. My most recent scholarly activities concentrate on working as a team to capitalize on the data stored in electronic medical records, HIV disease modeling and using electronic medical records for outcome research and developing a mentorship program for early career scientists.
Afrin N. Kamal MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Bio Afrin Kamal is a board-certified gastroenterologist, who trained at Washington University in internal medicine, Cleveland Clinic in gastroenterology/hepatology, and most recently Stanford University in esophageal and motility diseases. Afrin shares a clinical passion in esophageal motility diseases with an an overlapping interest in health services and outcomes research.
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our research program has several active projects:
1.) Pulmonary Vascular Disease – Simvastatin reversed experimental pulmonary hypertension, and is safe for treatment of patients. Blinded clinical trials of efficacy are in progress.
2.) Lung inflammation and regeneration (stem cells)
3.) Lung surfactant rheology and oxidative stress
4.) Gene regulation by RNA binding proteins, NF45 and NF90 through transcriptional and posttranscriptional mechanisms
Michael S. Kapiloff, MD, PhD
Associate Professor (Research) of Ophthalmology and, by courtesy, of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Michael S. Kapiloff is a faculty member in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) and a member of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute. Although Dr. Kapiloff was at one time a Board-Certified General Pediatrician, he is currently involved in full-time basic science and translational research. His laboratory studies the basic molecular mechanisms underlying the response of the retinal ganglion cell and cardiac myocyte to disease. The longstanding interest of his laboratory is the role in intracellular signal transduction of multimolecular complexes organized by scaffold proteins. Recently, his lab has also been involved in the translation of these concepts into new therapies, including the development of new AAV gene therapy biologics for the prevention and treatment of heart failure and for neuroprotection in the eye.
URL to NCBI listing of all published works:
For more information see Dr. Kapiloff's lab website: http://med.stanford.edu/kapilofflab.html
Adjunct Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Health services research
Studies on the cost and quality of health care
Health outcome measurement
Social determinants of health
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Completed a Masters degree in Health Services Research in 2012. Research focused on using network models to develop a clinical research agenda for neglected tropical diseases.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Vaden Health Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests At Stanford University School of Medicine, one of our major goals is to translate research insights into practical advances that enhance and prolong life. We foster a two-way transfer of knowledge between research laboratories and patient-care settings. Our faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and students engage in interdisciplinary efforts to turn this knowledge into therapies that treat or prevent disease.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Immunology & Rheumatology
Bio Tamiko Katsumoto, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology at Stanford University. She earned her MD from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at UCSF, including a postdoc in the immunology lab of Dr. Arthur Weiss. Dr. Katsumoto?s research interests include the discovery of novel biomarkers to predict the development of immune-related adverse events in cancer patients on immune checkpoint inhibitor therapies, and optimizing the management of such complications. She is fascinated by the relationship between cancer and autoimmune diseases such as scleroderma and dermatomyositis, the paraneoplastic manifestations of various cancers, and the rheumatic complications of graft vs. host disease. She has spent time at Genentech, where she led several clinical trials in immunology. She also serves as a grant reviewer for the American College of Rheumatology Translational/Clinical Study Section and serves on the Medical and Scientific Board of the Northern California Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.
Professor (Research) of Medicine (Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine), Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Treatment and evaluation of HIV infectionin the United States and Europe through the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG). International HIV pathogenesis work includes studies in Zimbabwe, South Africa, and India where we are particularly interested in the pandemic of subtype C HIV-1, TB and other co-infections. The lab currently is focused on drug resistance, envelope tropism and the pathogenesis of HIV.
Laurence Katznelson, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery and of Medicine (Endocrinology) at the Stanford University Medical Center, Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital and at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Katznelson is an internationally known neuroendocrinologist and clinical researcher, with research expertise in the diagnosis and management of hypopituitarism, the effects of hormones on neurocognitive function, and the development of therapeutics for acromegaly and Cushing’s syndrome, and neuroendocrine tumors. Dr. Katznelson is the medical director of the multidisciplinary Stanford Pituitary Center, a program geared for patient management, clinical research and patient education
Instructor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
Bio Dr. Kawana joined Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology group in 2018 as an Instructor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. He completed his internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and heart failure training at Stanford. He also completed postdoctoral research fellowship under Dr. James Spudich in Department of Biochemistry. He sees advanced heart failure patients in clinic, and attends on inpatient service taking care of post-heart transplant patients and patients on MCS support. His research interests are in the fundamental mechanism of inherited cardiomyopathies, and he studies the effect of gene mutation on the cardiac sarcomere function using cutting-edge biochemical and biophysical approach, which would lead to development of novel pharmacotherapy that directly modulates cardiac muscle protein.