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Associate Professor (Research) of Surgery (Health Services Research Unit)
Bio Todd Wagner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Stanford University. He studies health information, efficiency and value, and health care access. He is particularly interested in developing learning health care systems that provide high value care. In addition to his role at Stanford, he Directs the Health Economics Resource Center and is the Associate Director for the Center for Innovation to Implementation, both at the Palo Alto VA. He also co-directs the VA/NCI Big Data Fellowship.
Associate Professor of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital and, by courtesy, of Bioengineering
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Health Technology Innovation
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Vascular Surgery
Bio Dr. Wang is a postdoctoral scholar in the Division of Vascular Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center. She obtained her PhD at University of British Columbia, Canada, where she gained training in basic science research and leading multidisciplinary research. Then she joined the lab of Dr. Gordon Francis as a postdoctoral fellow at Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, St. Paul?s Hospital, Canada, to obtain experience in translational research. She examined the role of vascular smooth muscle cells in atherogenesis as a potential therapeutic target to prevent cholesterol accumulation. This work has won her the Early Career Investigator Award at the 2016 American Heart Association Scientific Session.
Under the guidance of Prof. Nicholas Leeper, the overall goal of Dr. Wang?s research is to determine the mechanistic pathways driving smooth muscle cell accumulation during atherogenesis, and the clinical relevance of these pathways using a combination of high throughput gene expression profiling, bioinformatics analysis, and molecular biology on lineage-tracing mouse model and human biospecimens.
Irene Wapnir, MD
Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Clinical trials in operative procedures such as Nipple-sparing mastectomy, arm lymphatic mapping, skin perfusion and Treatments for Breast Cancer, especially local recurrence. Dr. Wapnir is institutional Principal Investigator and Chair for National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) clinical trials. Laboratory and translational research includes exploring the activity of breast iodide transporter in breast cancer brain metastasis.
Thomas G Weiser, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Bio I am a general and trauma surgeon, and surgical intensivist. I treat and care for injured patients and those with acute surgical emergencies, and manage critically ill surgical patients in the Intensive Care Unit.
My research is focused on evaluating the role of surgical care in the delivery of health services in resource poor settings, particularly low and middle income countries. I am interested in barriers to access and provision of surgical care, the quality of surgical services, and outcomes research. My current projects focus on quality and cost effectiveness of care, and strategies for improving the safety and reliability of surgical delivery in resource poor settings. I have been involved in surgical program assessment projects in Cambodia, India, the UK, and the United States. From 2006-2009 I was part of the World Health Organization?s Safe Surgery Saves Lives program where we quantified the global volume of surgery and created, implemented, evaluated, and promoted the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist.
I am the Consulting Medical Officer for Lifebox, a charity devoted to saving lives through safer surgery. We are currently engaged in multiple programs to improve anesthetic safety, reduce surgical infection, improve teamwork, and strengthen compliance with surgical safety standards in low resource settings.