School of Medicine


Showing 41-56 of 56 Results

  • Benjamin Erickson, MD, MHS

    Benjamin Erickson, MD, MHS

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Surgical instrument & medical device design

    Reconstructive techniques & outcomes

    Orbital tumors & trauma

    Instruments in production:
    - Erickson-Lee Pigtail Cannula (E2517, E2517), Bausch & Lomb/Storz
    - Erickson-Lee Ptosis Clamp (E2515), Bausch & Lomb/Storz

  • Mo Esfahanian, MD FAAP

    Mo Esfahanian, MD FAAP

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My current interests include the suprazygomatic maxillary nerve block and its role in enhanced recovery after cleft palate surgery and the development of a high-fidelity ultrasound phantom model to teach this regional anesthesia technique. I am also investigating the role of erector spinae plane blockade in the post-operative recovery of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion.

  • Neir Eshel, MD, PhD

    Neir Eshel, MD, PhD

    Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Dr. Eshel (he/him/his) is a psychiatrist and instructor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    His clinical focus is the full-spectrum mental health care of sexual and gender minorities, with particular interest in depression, anxiety, and the complex effects of trauma in this population. He works in collaboration with other primary care and mental health providers at the new Stanford LGBTQ+ program.

    His research interests include the use of optogenetic, electrophysiological, neuroimaging, and behavioral approaches to probe the neural circuits of reward processing, decision making, and social behavior. He recently won a multi-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the neural circuits of frustration and aggression.

    Dr. Eshel has published articles on topics such as the role of dopamine in learning, the neuroscience of irritability, LGBTQ health, reward and punishment processing in depression, behavioral predictors of substance use among adolescents, and the mechanism of transcranial magnetic stimulation. His work has appeared in Nature, Science, Nature Neuroscience, Annual Review of Neuroscience, JAMA, JAMA Psychiatry, Neuropsychopharmacology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Journal of Neuroscience. He is also the author of the book Learning: The Science Inside, a publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    He has delivered presentations on anger expression in patients with PTSD, the neural circuitry of learning, dopamine prediction errors, and LGBTQ-related topics at meetings of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Society of Biological Psychiatry, and Association of American Medical Colleges, among others. He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, and an ad-hoc reviewer for numerous publications including Science, JAMA Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, and Current Biology.


    Dr. Eshel has won honors for his scholarship and advocacy, including the Marshall Scholarship, the Outstanding Resident Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Science and SciLifeLab Grand Prize for Young Scientists, and the National LGBT Health Achievement Award.

    He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, Society of Biological Psychiatry, Association of Gay & Lesbian Psychiatrists, Society for Neuroscience, and other professional associations. He is also an advocate for LGBTQ rights, recently serving as the LGBTQ Chair of the Stanford Graduate Medical Education Diversity Committee.

    Prior to Stanford, Dr. Eshel trained and conducted research at the National Institutes of Health, Princeton University, the World Health Organization, University College London, and Harvard University.

  • Flint Espil

    Flint Espil

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Dr. Flint Espil researches the etiology and treatment of tic disorders (including Tourette?s), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and body-focused repetitive behaviors. He is interested in how psychosocial factors, the environment, and underlying brain circuitry influence treatment outcomes among individuals seeking treatment. Dr. Espil is currently collaborating with the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research and the Brain Stimulation Lab to explore novel imaging techniques (e.g., functional near-infrared spectroscopy) and neuromodulation approaches (e.g., transcranial magnetic stimulation, deep brain stimulation) to improve our understanding of these disorders. He is also exploring ways to adapt and implement evidence-based mental health approaches in community settings. He is currently collaborating with community-based organizations in East Palo Alto to improve access to care for youth in school settings.

  • Carlos O. Esquivel, M.D., Ph.D.,FACS

    Carlos O. Esquivel, M.D., Ph.D.,FACS

    Arnold and Barbara Silverman Professor in Pediatric Transplantation in the School of Medicine, Professor of Surgery (Abdominal Transplantation) and of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1) Induction of immunotolerance
    2) Rejection of liver and intestinal transplantation.
    3) Clinical outcomes of children with unresectable liver tumors.

  • Micaela Esquivel, MD

    Micaela Esquivel, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    Bio Dr. Esquivel is a board-certified, fellowship-trained bariatric and minimally invasive surgeon. She is a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also the director of community engagement and outreach for the Stanford Department of Surgery.

    Specialties of Dr. Esquivel include foregut surgery and bariatric surgery. She performs robotic surgery as well as therapeutic surgical endoscopy. Her endoscopic techniques include incisionless procedures such as natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES).

    She is actively building the Bariatric Endoscopy Program of Stanford Health Care. Her goal is to offer procedures such as endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and endoscopic suturing of the gastric pouch and outlet after gastric bypass for patients experiencing weight regain.

    Dr. Esquivel has a great interest in helping everyone access the care they need. She values work that minimizes disparities and promotes health equity. As the director of community engagement and outreach for the Stanford Department of Surgery, she is committed to working directly with community organizations to ensure long-term changes are sustained. Dr. Esquivel?s role also allows her to form long-term partnerships and collaborate to implement and oversee programs for underserved populations.
    Research interests of Dr. Esquivel range from the global, like minimum rates of surgery to support desirable outcomes, to the more specific, such as weight loss before bariatric surgery. She has studied access to surgical care in California, as well as access to care in Zambia, Guatemala, and other countries.

    Dr. Esquivel has made numerous presentations on surgical care access, among other topics, at conferences including the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Academic Surgical Congress, and the UK?s Royal Society of Medicine. In addition, she has written more than two dozen articles on topics such as surgical outcomes, weight loss before bariatric surgery, and global access to surgical services. Her work has appeared in JAMA, the World Journal of Surgery, Journal of Surgical Research, Journal of Surgical Education, Lancet, and elsewhere.

    Among her many honors, Dr. Esquivel has won the prestigious Samuel L. Kountz Humanitarian Award, awarded to a Stanford resident distinguished by professionalism, compassion, and respect for the dignity of others?attributes shared by the late Dr. Kountz, a trailblazing surgeon and the first African American surgical resident at Stanford. Dr. Esquivel also won the Resident Research Award of the Year in Stanford General Surgery and the Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award from Stanford?s Hispanic Center for Excellence.

    In addition to serving as the director of community engagement and outreach, Dr. Esquivel directs the ?Service Through Surgery: Surgeons with an Impact? course in the Stanford University School of Medicine and is the clinical faculty lead of the Stanford Department of Surgery Diversity Cabinet.

  • Amit Etkin, MD, PhD

    Amit Etkin, MD, PhD

    Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Major Laboratories and Clinical Translational Neurosciences Incubator)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The overarching aim of the Etkin lab is to understand the neural basis of emotional disorders and their treatment, and to leverage this knowledge to develop novel treatment interventions. Our work is organized around the study of the neuroscience of emotion and cognitive regulation, as well as neural circuit function, in healthy subjects and individuals with a range of psychiatric disorders.

  • Brady Evans, MD, MBA

    Brady Evans, MD, MBA

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Bio Dr. Evans is an orthopaedic surgeon and a clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery specializing in the treatment of hand and upper extremity conditions. He has extensive training in the full range of orthopaedic treatment approaches, from noninvasive strategies to the most advanced surgical procedures, including peripheral nerve and microvascular surgery.

    Among the wide spectrum of conditions that Dr. Evans treats are joint, ligament, and tendon injuries; nerve and vessel disorders; all forms of arthritis; fractures; carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome; and, pediatric and congenital disorders of the hands and upper extremities.

    Implementing a comprehensive patient treatment plan usually involves multiple specialists. Dr. Evans collaborates with other team members such as spinal care specialists, rheumatologists, plastic surgeons, and physical and occupational therapists. He also closely coordinates treatment and follow-up with the primary care physicians and emergency medicine physicians, as well as other orthopaedic specialists, who refer patients for his specialized care.

    For every patient he sees, he develops a personalized plan of care emphasizing the most conservative treatment possible. The goal of each patient?s care plan is to precisely diagnose the condition, relieve symptoms that may include pain and immobility, and restore use of the affected hand or limb as safely and quickly as possible.

    The opportunity to treat diverse, complex conditions from start to finish and help patients return to functionality and mobility are among the key reasons Dr. Evans chose to practice orthopaedic surgery. To help advance his specialty through innovative research initiatives, Dr. Evans has investigated applications of frontier technology such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence to enhance patient care and education. His research interests also include the management of distal radius fractures, surgical decision-making, and costs and outcomes of orthopaedic surgical procedures.

    As an author, Dr. Evans has published articles in numerous journals including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Archives of Surgery, Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, and others. Article topics range from clinical issues to the financial aspects of care. He also has contributed textbook chapters as the primary author of ?Fractures of the Distal Radius and Ulna? in Rockwood and Green?s Fractures in Adults, 9th edition and as an author of ?Carpal Tunnel Syndrome After Fractures and Other Trauma? in the 2017 edition of the guide Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In addition, he is a reviewer for HAND, the official journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery, and for the Journal of Hand Surgery Global Online.

    Dr. Evans makes scientific presentations at major national conferences on a variety of topics: resident education, virtual reality in health care, plus various aspects of clinical care.

    He has won honors and recognition for his research and scholarship, including the Richard J. Smith Award from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School for the best clinical/translational paper presentation.

    Dr. Evans is board-eligible with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

  • Stephanie Allen Evans

    Stephanie Allen Evans

    Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Resume visible at http://bit.ly/EvansResume
    This link needs to be copied and pasted into your browser to view.

Footer Links:

Stanford Medicine Resources: