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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, General Surgery
Bio Marion Aouad holds a PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley with a focus in Health Economics. Her work aims to understand and analyze the factors relevant to consumers' decisions for healthcare consumption. She is also interested in how health insurance reforms affect both the supply and demand side of healthcare markets and has worked with policies focused on surgical procedures.
Biostatistician 1, Health Services Research Unit
Bio Kate is a biostatistician with the Stanford-Surgery Policy Improvement Research & Education Center (S-SPIRE). She has a degree in epidemiology and has worked in both academic and public health settings. She has particular experience working with Medicaid claims data and analyzing patient reported health outcomes. Kate collaborates with Department of Surgery researchers on study design, data analysis, and reporting.
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.
Resident in Surgery - General Surgery
Bio Auriel T. August MD is a general surgery resident at Stanford Hospital as well as a Stanford Byers Biodesign Innovation Fellow. She received her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University. While at Duke she also served as the Vice President of the National Society of Black Engineers, focusing her efforts on community outreach to Durham public schools. She later obtained her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School where she received a grant to study pulmonary function in pediatric HIV patients in Tanzania. Dr. August intends to spend her career using community outreach and technology to close the gap in healthcare delivery both domestically and abroad.
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.
Dan E. Azagury, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center
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