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Oliver O. Aalami, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests We launched a national precision medicine PAD trial called, VascTrac (http://vasctrac.stanford.edu/). This trial is mobile phone based and leverages Apple's ResearchKit Platform to monitor a patient's activity both pre- and post-intervention. We are validating mobile phone surveillance for PAD patients and are currently enrolling.
Alistair Aaronson, MD
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
Bio Courses Taught through SHIELD (Stanford Healthcare Innovations and Experiential Learning Directive):
A Patient Centered Exploration of Health and the Health Care System
INDE 290B, INDE 290C, PAS 280B, PAS 280C
This elective course for first year medical students explores challenges that patients face regarding the management of optimal health in a complex health care system. Specific topics include national healthcare reform, health economics and financing, social determinants of health, medication reconciliation, transitions of care, and the hospital discharge process.
Sumaira Z. Aasi, MD
Clinical Professor, Dermatology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests High risk squamous cell carcinoma; frozen histopathology; reconstructive surgery.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
Bio Dr. Fahim Abbasi specializes in diagnosis and treatment of prediabetes and insulin resistance. Dr. Abbasi has a special interest in prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease through lifestyle modifications.
Oscar J. Abilez
Instructor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Bioengineering, biophysical control of cardiovascular development, pluripotent stem cell biology, optogenetics, electrophysiology, cell mechanics, directed cellular evolution, multiscale engineering, microfluidics, computational biology
Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Bio Gillian Abir graduated from Glasgow University (UK) in 1998. After initially undertaking surgical residency and emergency medicine residency, she changed to anesthesiology and completed her residency training in Glasgow and Sheffield (UK). Following this she undertook an obstetric anesthesia fellowship-equivalent at Stanford University School of Medicine and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor.
Gillian is the obstetric anesthesia residency program coordinator.
Gillian has published several manuscripts and has contributed chapters to five books, and is the current co-editor of the obstetric anesthesia section of Anesthesia Tutorial of the Week, World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (www.wfsahq.org/resources/anaesthesia-tutorial-of-the-week).
Gillian is a member of the multidisciplinary obstetric simulation team which carries out regular in-situ drills. She is also a member of the obstetric disaster preparedness committee and labor and delivery patient safety committee. She is a current member of the patient safety and international outreach committees at SOAP.
Gillian also has an interest in global health and regularly volunteers with Kybele Inc. (www.kybeleworldwide.org) teaching obstetric anesthesia.
Daniel Arthur Abrams
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Language impairments affect up to 19% of school age children and these deficits are predictive of long-term problems affecting learning, academic achievement, and behavior. My primary research goal is to understand the neurobiological foundations of language impairments. Specifically, I am interested in how the perception and neural coding of speech impact language and other behavioral deficits in children, with a focus on children with reading disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.
Geoffrey Abrams, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Abrams' research is focused on elucidating the pathobiology behind tendinoapthy and developing new treatment modalities for the disease. Specifically, his team is studying the role of micro-RNA as it relates to chronic inflammation and stem cell differentiation in the development and perpetuation of chronic tendinopathy.
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Genetics
Bio The Abu-Remaileh Lab is interested in identifying novel pathways that enable cellular and organismal adaptation to metabolic stress and changes in environmental conditions. We also study how these pathways go awry in human diseases such as cancer, neurodegeneration and metabolic syndrome, in order to engineer new therapeutic modalities.
To address these questions, our lab uses a multidisciplinary approach to study the biochemical functions of the lysosome in vitro and in vivo. Lysosomes are membrane-bound compartments that degrade macromolecules and clear damaged organelles to enable cellular adaptation to various metabolic states. Lysosomal function is critical for organismal homeostasis?mutations in genes encoding lysosomal proteins cause severe human disorders known as lysosomal storage diseases, and lysosome dysfunction is implicated in age-associated diseases including cancer, neurodegeneration and metabolic syndrome.
By developing novel tools and harnessing the power of metabolomics, proteomics and functional genomics, our lab will define 1) how the lysosome communicates with other cellular compartments to fulfill the metabolic demands of the cell under various metabolic states, 2) and how its dysfunction leads to rare and common human diseases. Using insights from our research, we will engineer novel therapies to modulate the pathways that govern human disease.
Clinical Professor, Pediatrics - General Pediatrics
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My interest is in the care and evaluation of newborns. In particular, I have been focusing on improving the educational experience for our residents and students in the nursery regarding the examination and management of term or near-term infants.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests As part of the Stanford Emergency Medicine International team my work has focused on emergency medicine education and capacity development in resource limited settings, including Myanmar, India, Uganda, Nepal and others.