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Raja Narayan, MD MPH
Resident in Surgery - General Surgery
Bio A Bay Area native, Dr. Narayan attended James Logan High School in Union City before going on to obtain his BS in Chemical Biology at Berkeley. He earned his MPH in Biostatistics from Yale before his MD at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Narayan joined the Stanford General Surgery residency program in 2015.
Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Narayan collaborated with the online education platform, Khan Academy, where he developed a library of Physiology videos for the MCAT as well as clinical videos for the NCLEX. While at Yale, Dr. Narayan led a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, pathologists, and surgeons to design, construct, test, and patent a device that preserves intestinal tissue better than the standard of care used to preserve harvested tissue for small bowel transplantation. This work earned him grants from the Yale Center for Engineering, Innovation, and Design as well as the Excellence in Medicine and Physician of Tomorrow awards by the American Medical Association.
Between 2017-2019, Dr. Narayan spent a research sabbatical with the Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery service at Memorial Sloan Kettering studying targets for pancreatic cancer vaccines, genomic correlates of liver tumor biology, and regional differences in biliary tree cancer arising in 3 different continents. Since returning to Stanford in June 2019, Dr. Narayan now leads a team studying the use of AI to define donor liver histopathology to predict the associated risk for early graft failure after transplantation.
After completion of his residency training, Dr. Narayan plans to pursue a fellowship in Complex General Surgical Oncology.
Resident in Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery)
Bio Brian Nuyen studied General Biology and Music at Revelle College at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where he was also a member of the UCSD Medical Scholars Program, a combined B.S./M.D program. At UCSD School of Medicine, Brian discovered his passion for otitis media and language/communication sciences, leading to a Division of Otolaryngology Research Fellowship at UCSD School of Medicine and subsequent Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Student Medical Research Fellowship. During his time in medical school, Brian explored diversity health interests, focusing on minority health education and equality, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health. He continued these interests as an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery resident at Stanford, as a founding member and social chair of the Stanford Graduate Medical Education Diversity Committee. He currently serves as Stanford Residency Program representative to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery/Foundation (AAO-HNS/F).