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Clinical Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
Bio Dr. Westley has clinical training in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care and Palliative Care.
He is Captain, USPHS (retired) having worked for 22 years in Anchorage, Alaska providing care primarily for Alaska Natives and American Indians. From 2002 to 2014 his work in Seattle, Washington focused on Critical Care and for most of that time he was ICU Medical Directory and Medical Director for Respiratory Therapy.
For more than two decades working both in Alaska and Seattle, Washington he explored ways to improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of clinical care both in the hospital and in ambulatory clinics. Most recently his focus is to improve the quality of communication and care provided for patients and their families facing serious, often life limiting illnesses and those in the final stages of their lives.
Lynn Marie Westphal, M.D.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility) at Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Infertility, fertility preservation, oocyte cryopreservation
Professor of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Telomere biology and genomic stress in autoimmunity and inflammation
Amanda J. Wheeler
Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - General Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Wheeler actively participates in both clinical and basic science research in order to create opportunities for her patients to optimize their care and treatment of breast cancer. By focusing on patient centric research, she is able to offer cutting edge therapies for her breast cancer patients. She currently collaborates with several basic science labs, including Dr. Jeffrey who studies circulating tumor cells and the tumor microenvironment. Dr. Wheeler has also collaborated with Dr. Quake?s lab looking at an early detection blood test for the diagnosis of breast cancer.
As a clinical educator, Dr. Wheeler is able to choose applicable studies for her patients that have the potential to impact future patients who are diagnosed with breast cancer. Past and current projects include a patient decision making study looking at motivating factors for patients who choose mastectomy vs breast conserving surgery. She also was a co-author on a study showing a novel intra operative warming device that led to a decrease in post-operative complications. She has collaborated with a psychologist to study a surgical success program with the goal of decreasing post-operative pain and disability.
Dr. Wheeler has also collaborated with her breast imaging colleagues to develop an augmented reality platform for tumor localization with the hopes of decreasing re-excision rates and performing an improved cosmetic outcome for breast cancer patients. She also participated in a study that tattooed sentinel lymph nodes in the pre chemotherapy setting in order to limit surgery in the axilla thereby decreasing lymphedema and pain associated with standard axillary lymph node dissections.
In addition to her clinical research, she is involved nationally in breast fellowship accreditation through the American Society of Breast Surgeons(ASBS). She serves on the Education board for ASBS and is invited to give talks nationally and internationally on her clinical interests and research. She has written several chapters and is a frequent peer review editor.
At Stanford Hospital and Clinics she is the surgical medical director of Clinical Advice Services (CAS). CAS is responsible for after hour patient related triage. She is the current co-chairwoman of professional development at a fraternal organization on the Stanford Campus. Mentorship of women at the college, and fellowship level continues to be a passion for her. She also enjoys yoga, painting, playing tennis and golf.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Translational research in rare and undiagnosed diseases. Basic and clinical research in cardiomyopathy genetics, mechanisms, screening, and treatment. Investigating novel agents for treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and new mechanisms in heart failure. Cardiovascular screening and genetics in competitive athletes, disease gene discovery in cardiomyopathy and rare disease. Informatics approaches to rare disease and multiomics. Molecular transducers of physical activity bioinformatics.