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  • Maame Yaa A. B. Yiadom

    Maame Yaa A. B. Yiadom

    Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine

    Bio Dr. Yiadom is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University and researcher with expertise in emergency care clinical operations and timely emergency care delivery. She was first trained in health care policy in Princeton University?s School of Public and International Affairs. She subsequently worked as a healthcare industry management consultant here in New York City for CSC Global Health Solutions Group, and was the Dean?s Office Chief of Staff at Drexel Medical School in Philadelphia. She completed her medical education at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, a Masters in Public Health (MPH) at Harvard with additional health policy training from Johns Hopkins. She subsequently did residency at Mass General and Brigham and Women?s Hospitals? Harvard affiliated program, and completed a Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) at Vanderbilt University.

    Dr. Yiadom is the Principal Investigator for the Stanford Emergency Care Health Services Research Data Coordinating Center (HSR-DCC). Her research focuses on applications of evidence-based medicine to optimize clinical operations to target patient pathophysiology for time-sensitive conditions. STEMI is her prototype disease. Current work includes refining clinical process, using informatics to support evidence-based practice, and performance measurement to identify real-world care improvement opportunities. Her research is supported by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and ED Benchmarking Alliance. She is the Founding Director of the Emergency Department Operations Study Group (EDOSG), and on the Board of Directors for the Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance (EDBA). Her interested in population health via emergency care have extended to Haiti, Guyana and Ghana. She and her husband Ryan Van Cleave (Airforce veteran, and Northern California native) have 3 children: Marialex (age 17), Victoria (age 14), and Jasmine (age 5).

  • Paul Yock, MD

    Paul Yock, MD

    The Martha Meier Weiland Professor in the School of Medicine, Professor of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Mechanical Engineering

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Health technology innovation using the Biodesign process: a systematic approach to the design of biomedical technologies based on detailed clinical and economic needs characterization. New approaches for interdisciplinary training of health technology innovators, including processes for identifying value opportunities in creating new technology-based approaches to health care.

  • Celina Yong, MD, MBA, MSc

    Celina Yong, MD, MBA, MSc

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Bio Celina Yong, MD, MBA, MSc is Director of Interventional Cardiology at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford. Dr. Yong completed her medical training at Stanford School of Medicine and her internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at Stanford, including a year as Chief Fellow. As a Marshall Scholar, she completed a Masters in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Oxford.

    Dr. Yong?s current research focuses on understanding and innovating scalable technologies to reduce inequities in cardiovascular care for patients. Specifically, she is interested in understanding and resolving racial, gender, geographic, and socioeconomic disparities in access to high quality minimally invasive treatments, as well as gender imbalances in the medical profession itself. She is also actively involved in clinical trials of novel devices for percutaneous coronary and structural intervention, and manages the structural heart program based at the Palo Alto VA Hospital.

  • Jong H. Yoon

    Jong H. Yoon

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research seeks to discover the brain mechanisms responsible for schizophrenia and to translate this knowledge into the clinic to improve how we diagnose and treat this condition. Towards these ends, our group has been developing cutting-edge neuroimaging tools to identify neurobiological abnormalities and test novel systems-level disease models of psychosis and schizophrenia directly in individuals with these conditions.

    We have been particularly interested in the role of neocortical-basal ganglia circuit dysfunction. A working hypothesis is that some of the core symptoms of schizophrenia are attributable to impairments in neocortical function that results in disconnectivity with components of the basal ganglia and dysregulation of their activity. The Yoon Lab has developed new high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging methods to more precisely measure the function of basal ganglia components, which given their small size and location deep within the brain has been challenging. This includes ways to measure the activity of nuclei that store and control the release of dopamine throughout the brain, a neurochemical that is one of the most important factors in the production of psychosis in schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric conditions.

  • Luke Yoon, MD

    Luke Yoon, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Radiology

    Bio Luke Yoon, MD, is a clinical associate professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Yoon is a radiologist specializing in body imaging and musculoskeletal imaging. A graduate of Yale College and Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Yoon completed his post graduate training at Harvard affiliated hospitals: internal medicine internship at Brigham and Women?s Hospital, and radiology residency and fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Prior to joining Stanford Radiology, Dr. Yoon worked as an attending radiologist at Brigham and Women?s Hospital, Singleton Associates, and Baylor College of Medicine.

  • Kei Yoshimatsu

    Kei Yoshimatsu

    Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Kei Yoshimatsu, MD, is an adjunct clinical faculty member within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. His clinical interests include community and public psychiatry, homeless mental health, as well as LGBTQ mental health. He has completed his residency and fellowship at University of California, San Francisco.

  • John Yost, MD

    John Yost, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Dermatology

    Bio John Montgomery Yost, MD, MPH is a Clinical Associate Professor in Dermatology at Stanford Health Care and the Director of the Nail Disorders Clinic. After attending medical school at the University of Michigan, he completed his residency at the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center. His clinical and research interests include nail disorders, tumors of the nail apparatus, nail surgery, longitudinal melanonychia, brittle nail disease, and inflammatory nail disorders.

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