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  • Karim Sallam, MD

    Karim Sallam, MD

    Clinical Instructor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

    Bio Karim Sallam, MD, is trained in Cardiovascular Medicine and Advanced Heart Failure.

  • Oscar Salvatierra

    Oscar Salvatierra

    Professor of Surgery (Transplantation) and of Pediatrics (Nephrology) at SUMC Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests A. Pediatric Immunosuppression with Current Emphasis on Development of Complete Steroid-Free Immunosuppression for Children

    B. Changes in Hemodynamics and Blood Vessel Morphology Following Transplantation of Adult-Sized Kidneys to Infants and Small Children

    C. Study of Immunological and Physiological Variances in Infants and Small Children following Renal Transplantation

    D. Use of Small, Contracted Defunctionalized Urinary Bladders Following Kidney Transplantation

  • Julia Salzman

    Julia Salzman

    Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and of Biomedical Data Science

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Circular RNA regulation and function; computational and experimental approaches

  • Jacinda Sampson

    Jacinda Sampson

    Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    Bio Dr. Jacinda Sampson received her MD and a PhD in biochemistry from University of Alabama at Birmingham, and completed her neurology residency and neurogenetics fellowship at the University of Utah. She served at Columbia University Medical Center prior to joining Stanford University Medical Center in 2015. Her areas of interest include myotonic dystrophies, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and neurogenetic disorders such as neurofibromatosis, hereditary spastic paraparesis, spinocerebellar ataxia, among others. She is interested in clinical trials for treatment of neurogenetic disorders, and is the clinical application of next-generation genomic sequencing to genetic testing.

  • Stanley Samuels

    Stanley Samuels

    Professor (Clinical) of Anesthesia, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Neuroanesthesia; anesthesia in developing countries.

  • Katherine Sanborn, MD

    Katherine Sanborn, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Dr Katherine Sanborn specializes in the treatment of psychiatric inpatients. She has practiced Psychiatry for more than 15 years. Dr. Sanborn has a special interests in residency education, psychotherapy training, administration and developmental psychopathology.

  • Christy Sandborg

    Christy Sandborg

    Professor of Pediatrics (Rheumatology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The major emphasis of my work in the past decade has been focused on the future of academic pediatrics and pediatric rheumatology through providing training, research opportunities and environments to nurture and challenge future pediatric rheumatologists and subspecialists. Most recently my scope has expanded to include exploring new models of care for children with complex and chronic disease focused on improving quality and affordability.

  • Lee Sanders

    Lee Sanders

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I conduct interdisciplinary research to understand child and parent health literacy as potentially modifiable determinants of child health disparities. I am principal investigator on an multi-site, randomized controlled trial to assess the efficacy of a low-literacy, early-childhood intervention designed to prevent obesity in the first two years of life. The aim of my current scholarship is to apply the health-literacy model to attenuate disparities for children with chronic illness.

  • Mary Sanders, Ph.D.

    Mary Sanders, Ph.D.

    Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Sanders is the Program Director of the Comprehensive Care Unit at Stanford where she teaches and works with inpatients with eating disorders. She has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders for the past 25 years at Stanford. She has written extensively and presented nationally on the subject of the evaluation and treatment of eating disorders and also in the field of child abuse, specifically in the area of Munchausen by proxy.

    Dr. Sanders is also involved with an international outreach project in Ghana called Project Okurase. This project involved an annual medical health outreach in the village. The project is also creating a model village which includes the building of a medical clinic, vocational school, and homes for families that take in orphans. The project is also involved with bringing safe water, building compost toilets, and bringing solar energy to the village.

  • Gisela Sandoval, M.D., Ph.D.

    Gisela Sandoval, M.D., Ph.D.

    Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research

    Bio Dr. Gisela Sandoval is a physician scientist with dual board certification who specializes in medical-psychiatric illness caring for individuals that suffer from medical conditions at the interface of medicine and psychiatry, which often requires complex chronic care. In addition she treats children with a broad range of psychiatric disorders including neurodevelopmental disorders, ADHD and mood and anxiety disorders in adolescents. She has a thorough and comprehensive way to approach her patients; she considers not only the clinical symptoms but also the impact of the family structure and the functioning of the child at school. Dr. Sandoval has a special interest in establishing standard of care guidelines to address the needs of chronically ill children to promote healthy habits and medical treatment compliance that promote health and decrease the burden of chronic medical and psychiatric illness.
    Dr. Sandoval graduated with honors from the California Institute of Technology where she performed research in brain physiology and evolution. She earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School where she also completed a Ph.D. specializing in molecular neurobiology and genetics. Dr. Sandoval completed her residency in general psychiatry at the University of Chicago, during which she received the NIMH Outstanding Resident Award. She went on to complete a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency of Columbia and Cornell Universities. After training she became the Clinical Director of the Warren Wright Adolescent Center at Northwestern University developing a successful clinical program focused on early identification and intervention for adolescents at risk of mental illness before moving to Stanford.
    Dr. Sandoval scientific interests focus on understanding the molecular, neurophysiological and neural circuits that are responsible for healthy brain development and behavior and understanding how these are altered in the developmental neuropsychiatric disorders resulting in pathological behaviors with the expectation that that could lead to new treatments. Furthermore, she is interested in identifying quantifiable metrics of behavior to better diagnosis mental illness by exploring the use of physical activity monitors to help assess the effectiveness of medical therapies.

  • Steven Sanislo, MD

    Steven Sanislo, MD

    Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology

    Bio Dr Sanislo has over 18 years of experience in clinical and surgical practice in retinal and vitreoretinal diseases. He is the senior vitreoretinal surgeon at Stanford and maintains a large clinical practice as well as teaching ophthalmology residents and retina fellows. He also participates in clincal reasearch for varying retinal conditions. Dr. Sanislo recieved ophthalmoloyg training as a resident here at Stanford, and recieved vitreoretinal training as a fellow at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

    Research interests include treatment of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other retinal diseases.

    Dr. Sanislo has extensive clinical and surgical experience in the following diseases:
    - Age-related macular degeneration
    - Posterior uveitis / infectious and inflammatory disease of the posterior segment
    - Diabetic retinopathy
    - Myopic degeneration / pathologic myopia
    - Macular pucker / epiretinal membranes
    - Macular hole
    - Repair of simple and complex retinal detachments
    - Macular edema
    - Retinal vascular occlusion

  • Veronica E. Santini, MD, MA

    Veronica E. Santini, MD, MA

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Please see our website @ http://med.stanford.edu/neurology/divisions/md.html

  • Robert Sapolsky

    Robert Sapolsky

    John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Professor and Professor of Neurology and of Neurosurgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Neuron death, stress, gene therapy

  • Kavita Sarin

    Kavita Sarin

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research encompasses two main areas: 1) Using next-generation RNA, whole genome, and exome sequencing, we are investigating the genetic alterations involved in skin cancer progression, response to therapy, and other clinical outcomes and 2) We are developing and implementing genome-wide genetic risk prediction assessments for skin cancer into clinical use and studying the impact of this information on patient care.

  • Peter Sarnow

    Peter Sarnow

    Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our laboratory studies virus-host interactions with an emphasis microRNA-mediated gene regulation and on translational control. The mechanism by which a liver-specific microRNA regulates hepatitis C virus genome replication is under intense scrutiny. In addition, the mechanism of internal ribosome entry in certain cellular and viral mRNAs and its biological role in growth and development is being investigated.

  • Frank Sarnquist

    Frank Sarnquist

    Professor of Anesthesia at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Medical effects of heart bypass surgery; physiological, effects of high altitude; risk management in anesthesia; anesthesia, education.

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